KVVL

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KVVL and KNIM
City Maryville, Missouri
Branding The Vill
Frequency KVVL: 97.1 MHz (FM)
KNIM: 1580 kHz (AM)
First air date KVVL: 1972
KNIM: 1953
Format KVVL: Classic rock
KNIM: Country
Power KNIM: 480 watts day/10 watts night
ERP KVVL: 21,500 watts
HAAT KVVL: 107.9 meters
Class KVVL: C3
KNIM: D
Facility ID KVVL: 48974
KNIM: 48973
Transmitter coordinates 40°23′31.00″N 94°58′4.00″W / 40.3919444°N 94.9677778°W / 40.3919444; -94.9677778
Callsign meaning KVVL: VilL
KNIM: Kansas, Nebraska, Iowa, Missouri
Owner Nodaway Broadcasting Corporation
Website nodawaybroadcasting.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.

References[edit]

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

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