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City Yakima, Washington
Broadcast area Yakima, Washington
Slogan Your NPR News Service, Northwest Public Radio
Frequency 88.5 MHz
First air date 1980-09-08 (as KYSC)
Format Public Radio
ERP 3,000 watts
HAAT -78 meters
Class A
Facility ID 74320
Transmitter coordinates 46°35′6.00″N 120°31′41.00″W / 46.5850000°N 120.5280556°W / 46.5850000; -120.5280556
Former callsigns KYSC (1980-2000)
Affiliations Northwest Public Radio
Owner Yakima District No. 7

KYVT (88.5 FM) is a radio station in Yakima, Washington. The station is owned by the Yakima School District.[1] On August 14, 2012, the station began carrying the NPR News Service of Northwest Public Radio, via a partnership between the Yakima School District, the Yakima Valley Technical Skills Center, and Washington State University, which also includes educational opportunities for students interested in broadcasting careers. Previously, station programming originated at the high school, and was an alternative rock format. The original programming format is now carried on HD Radio via KNWY[2]


The station went on the air as KYSC on 1980-09-08. On 2000-02-04, the station changed its call sign to the current KYVT.[3]


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