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City of license North Las Vegas, Nevada
Broadcast area Las Vegas metropolitan area
Branding NewsRadio 840 AM KXNT
Slogan "The News Leader"
Frequency 840 (kHz)
100.5 FM HD2 KXQQ-FM (also on HD Radio)
First air date 1986
Format News/Talk
Power 50,000 watts (day)
25,000 watts (night)
Class B
Facility ID 33068
Callsign meaning News/Talk
Former callsigns KVEG
Affiliations CBS News
The Weather Channel
Owner CBS Radio
(CBS Radio Stations Inc.)
Sister stations KLUC-FM, KMXB, KXQQ-FM, KXTE, KXST
Webcast Listen Live!
Website cbsvegas.com

KXNT (840 AM) is a radio station licensed to North Las Vegas, Nevada, USA. It is owned by CBS Radio and carries a talk radio format[1] The station's studios are located in the unincorporated Clark County area of Spring Valley, while KXNT's transmitter is located near Nellis Air Force Base and serves the greater Las Vegas area. KXNT is a Class B station operating on a clear-channel frequency; WHAS in Louisville, Kentucky is the dominant Class A station on 840 AM. So KXNT must reduce its power at night, to avoid interfering with WHAS's signal. Between August 16, 2010 and September 4, 2015, programming on KXNT-AM had been simulcast on its sister FM station KXNT-FM, 100.5 FM in the greater Las Vegas area. That station now airs a Rhythmic Hot AC format, while 840 KXNT continues with its talk format.

In 2008 KXNT filed an application with the U.S. Federal Communications Commission to move to a different transmitter site and decrease its night power to 10,000 watts.[2]

KXNT is licensed to broadcast in the HD radio format, but the id as of Sept. 4, 2015 does not indicate an HD signal on the 840 AM frequency.[3][4]


Logo prior to 2010
Logo during simulcast on 100.5 FM

KXNT signed on the air in 1986 with the call letters KVEG, and a talk/sports format.

KVEG had a wide variety of drive-time talent including Sam Greenfield, Dominick Brascia, Lou Epton, Irwin Schiff and the syndicated Tom Leykis. In 1997, KVEG changed its calls to KXNT, with the "NT" standing for "News/Talk." Management was looking to head the station in a new direction. KXNT AM 840 began airing syndicating programs like Rush Limbaugh and Coast to Coast AM previously heard on rival station KDWN. Others included Dr. Laura and Bill Handel.


Mornings include The Wall Street Journal Report (5-6 am) followed by Las Vegas' Morning News" from 6a-9a .

Alan Stock joined KXNT in 1999, hosting afternoon drive, moving to mornings with Co-host Heidi Harris from 2001–2006, until Harris moved to KDWN. She was replaced by Kerri Kasem, who returned to Los Angeles in 2008. He continued to solo host the KXNT Morning Source until May 2010, when he was moved back to afternoons. The Alan Stock Afternoon News Show ended its run in July 2011. Kevin Wall became the permanent host for the Live and Local block (3-6 pm) in November 2011. Now Jim Villanucci has taken over as KXNT's afternoon host from 3p-6p.

The KXNT lineup also includes syndicated Rush Limbaugh (9 am-noon), Dave Ramsey, Clyde Lewis and Coast to Coast AM (midnight-5 am).


The simulcast on sister station 100.5 KXNT-FM was launched on August 16, 2010. It had simulcast the programming of the AM station, providing listeners two options to receive it. The simulcast ended on September 4, 2015, with it moving to now-KXQQ-FM-HD2.

Former hosts[edit]

  • Alan Stock (now at KDWN in Las Vegas)
  • Kerri Kasem (now co-hosts "Sixx Sense" with Nikki Sixx)
  • Heidi Harris (now heard on KRLA Los Angeles and KTIE San Bernardino)
  • Jeff Katz (now at WXKS in Boston)
  • Sam Greenfield (now at WVNJ in New Jersey)
  • Dominick Brascia (now at KOLE in Beaumont, TX)
  • Ciara (Turns) Matthews
  • Casey Hendrickson (now at WTRC in Mishawaka/South Bend, IN)
  • Heather Kydd


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Coordinates: 36°16′00″N 115°02′42″W / 36.26667°N 115.04500°W / 36.26667; -115.04500