KXNT (AM)

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KXNT
Kxnt 840am logo.png
City North Las Vegas, Nevada
Broadcast area Las Vegas metropolitan area
Branding NewsRadio 840 AM KXNT
Slogan Las Vegas' most trusted source for entertainment, news, talk and sports
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 kxNews/Talk
Former callsigns KVEG
Affiliations CBS Radio News
Premiere Networks
The Weather Channel
Bloomberg Radio
Owner CBS Radio
(CBS Radio Stations Inc.)
Sister stations KLUC-FM, KMXB, KXQQ-FM, KXTE, KXST
Webcast Listen Live!
Website cbsvegas.com

KXNT (840 kHz) is an AM 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 metropolitan 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. KXNT operates at 50,000 watts by day and 25,000 watts at night.

KXNT is licensed to broadcast in the HD radio format.[2][3] It is also heard on the HD-2 channel of sister station 100.5 KXQQ-FM.

KXNT has been granted an FCC construction permit to move to the KXST transmitter site and decrease night power to 10,000 watts.[4]

Programming[edit]

KNXT airs both local and nationally syndicated talk shows. Weekday programs include This Morning, America's First News with Gordon Deal; Heidi Harris; Rush Limbaugh; Dave Ramsey; Alan Stock; Chad Benson and Coast to Coast AM with George Noory.

Weekends feature shows on money, health, law, real estate, home repair and computers. Syndicated hosts include Kim Komando, Bill Cunningham, Bill Handel, Ric Edelman and Robert Kiyosaki. Some hours are paid Brokered programming.

KNXT carries CBS Radio News and financial reports from Bloomberg Radio. It has a local news alliance with Channel 13 KTNV-TV, the ABC TV Network affiliate in Las Vegas.

History[edit]

Logo prior to 2010
Logo during simulcast on 100.5 FM

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

KVEG had a wide variety of talent including Sam Greenfield, Dominick Brascia, Lou Epton, Irwin Schiff and the syndicated Tom Leykis. In 1997, KVEG changed its call letters to KXNT with the "NT" standing for "News/Talk." The station moved to a more traditional Talk Radio line up, airing Rush Limbaugh and Coast to Coast AM previously heard on rival station 720 KDWN. Other shows included Dr. Laura and Bill Handel.

Former Simulcast[edit]

Between August 16, 2010 and September 4, 2015, programming on KXNT had been simulcast on its sister FM station 100.5 KXNT-FM, to give listeners who prefer FM that option. That station now airs a Rhythmic Hot AC format, under the new call sign KXQQ-FM, while 840 KXNT continues with its talk format on AM.

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