KVVL

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KVVL and KNIM
CityMaryville, Missouri
BrandingThe Vill
FrequencyKVVL: 97.1 MHz (FM)
KNIM: 1580 kHz (AM)
First air dateKVVL: 1972
KNIM: 1953
FormatKVVL: Classic rock
KNIM: Country
PowerKNIM: 480 watts day/10 watts night
ERPKVVL: 21,500 watts
HAATKVVL: 107.9 meters
ClassKVVL: C3
KNIM: D
Facility IDKVVL: 48974
KNIM: 48973
Transmitter coordinates40°23′31.00″N 94°58′4.00″W / 40.3919444°N 94.9677778°W / 40.3919444; -94.9677778
Callsign meaningKVVL: VilL
KNIM: Kansas, Nebraska, Iowa, Missouri
OwnerNodaway Broadcasting Corporation
Websitenodawaybroadcasting.com

KVVL and KNIM are radio stations in Maryville, Missouri and that serve a four-state region.

In October 2010 it changed its FM name to KVVL reflecting its branding as the Ville.[1] The AM station remains the same and the two stations broadcast under the same ownership from the same building on the south side of Maryville.

The AM station went on the air on April 8, 1953 and was owned by the Maryville Radio and Television Corporation. It still operates out of the modified house where it was founded on Business 71 on the south edge of town. It was a 250 watt station broadcasting only during daylight until 1972 when the FM station opened. It was Maryville's only broadcast station until KXCV at Northwest Missouri State University opened in 1971.

It is now owned by the Nodaway Broadcasting Corporation.

The AM is still on its original 1580 location and is the country station while the FM is called "The Vill" and plays classic rock on 97.1. The FM station is an affiliate of the "Floydian Slip" syndicated Pink Floyd program.

References[edit]

  • "Formal Opening - Maryville's New Radio Station", Maryville Daily Forum, April 17, 1953

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