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Nevada Radio and TV Station Photos from the John in Arizona Collection


The photos in the Nevada section are listed in alphabetical order by call letters. All photos are the property of John In Arizona and may not be used in any form elsewhere.

Black Mountain: The Black Mountain antenna farm is located adjacent to I-515 in Henderson. Numerous TV and FM transmitters and towers can be seen in this photo from 2011.
Las Vegas Black Mountain antenna farm - 2011.

KBAD: 920 in Las Vegas started out as KORK (see below). In 1997 the call letters were changed to KBAD. Their three tower array and transmitter are located at the corner of North Simmons Street and Holly Avenue. Studios are located at 8755 West Flamingo Road. The KBAD photos are from 2011.
KBAD Radio 920 Las Vegas towers at North Simmons Street and Holly Avenue - 2011.
KBAD Radio 920 Las Vegas 8755 West Flamingo Road studios - 2011.
KBAD Radio 920 Las Vegas 8755 West Flamingo Road studios - 2011.

KBET: KBET Radio 790 licensed to Winchester came on the air in 2005 serving the Las Vegas market. Their transmitter and four tower array are located in north-east Las Vegas along South Hollywood Boulevard as seen in this photo from 2011.
KBET Radio 790 Winchester South Hollywood Boulevard towers - 2011.

KBLR TV: KBLR TV Channel 39 came on the air in 1989. Licensed to Paradise, they serve the Las Vegas market as a Telemundo affiliate. The screen grab of 39.3 is from 2011.

KBLR TV Channel 39 Paradise, Nevada KBLR 39.3 Paradise

KCYE: KCYE FM 102.7 Boulder City vehicle seen in Las Vegas in 2011.
KCYE FM 102.7 Boulder vehicle - 2011.

KDWN: KDWN Radio 720 Las Vegas came on the air in 1974. Their transmitter and three tower array are located at the corner of Galleria Drive and McCormick Road east of Las Vegas and north of Henderson. The KDWN studios are located at 1455 East Tropicana in Suite 800. This is also the location for KCYE 102.7 FM and KKLZ 96.3 FM. A KDWN vehicle was parked at this location when these KDWN photos were taken in 2011.
KDWN Radio 720 Las Vegas towers at Galleria Drive and McCormick Road - 2011.
KDWN Radio 720 Las Vegas transmitter at Galleria Drive and McCormick Road - 2011.
KDWN Radio 720 Las Vegas 1455 East Tropicana studios - 2011.
KDWN Radio 720 Las Vegas vehicle - 2011.

KEEN CD: Channel 17 Las Vegas started in 1990 as K17CT, in 1997 that changed to KEEN-LP and then in 2008 to KEEN-CA. The on air screen grab is from 2011.

KEEN CD Channel 17 Las Vegas, Nevada KEEN 17.1 Las Vegas

KEGS TV: This station evolved from K63FD in 1993 to KTVY-LP in 1997 and then in 2002 to KTVY-TV. In 2007 they became KEGS. The on air screen grab is from 2011.

KEGS TV Channel 30 Goldfield, Nevada KEGS 30.1 Goldfield

KENO: KENO Radio 1460 came on the air in 1940 as Las Vegas' first radio station. In 1970 the station was located at 598 East Flamingo Road. Currently the station broadcasts from a shared tower site along with KBAD 920 (see above).
KENO Radio 1460 598 East Flamingo Road studios and tower - 1970.

KHBV TV: Channel 5 Henderson came on the air in 1967 as KHBV-TV. At that time they were broadcasting from a converted Flying A gasoline station along the Boulder Highway near Sunset Road. The call letters were changed to KVVU in 1971 (see below). The on air ID is from 1970.

KHBV TV Channel 5 Henderson on air ID - 1970.

KHDF TV: This KHDF TV 19.1 Las Vegas on air ID screen grab is from 2011.

KHDF TV Channel 19 Las Vegas, Nevada KHDF 19.1 Las Vegas

KINC TV: Channel 15 Las Vegas started out in 1993 as KZIR. In 1995 the call letters were changed to KINC. Studios are located at 500 Pilot Road in Paradise, just south of the Las Vegas airport as seen in these photos from 2011.

KINC TV Channel 15 Las Vegas 500 Pilot Road studios - 2011.
KINC TV Channel 15 Las Vegas 500 Pilot Road studios - 2011.
KINC TV Channel 15 Las Vegas live truck - 2011.

KJUL: 104.3 FM in Las Vegas is currently KFRH. At one time the KJUL call letters were on 104.3 (now 104.7). An older KJUL 104.3 van was spotted at the KDWN 720 transmitter site as seen in this photo from 2011.

KJUL FM 104.3 Las Vegas van - 2011.

KKLZ: 96.3 FM Las Vegas started out in 1983 as KITT with a top 40 format. In 1986 the call letters were changed to KKLZ with a format change to a classic rock format evolving in to classic hits. A newer KKLZ vehicle was spotted in 2011 with an older vehicle parked at the KDWN 720 transmitter site.

KJUL FM 104.3 Las Vegas van - 2011.
KJUL FM 104.3 Las Vegas van - 2011.

KLAS TV: KLAS TV Channel 8 Las Vegas started out in 1953 as Nevada's first TV station. Howard Hughes owned the station in the 1960's. The first two photos show an on air ID and how their 250 Desert Inn Road studios looked in 1970. Later additions were made to the studios at 3228 Channel 8 Drive as seen in the photos from 2011. The on air screen grabs are also from 2011.

KLAS TV Channel 8 Las Vegas on air ID - 1970.
KLAS TV Channel 8 Las Vegas 250 Desert Inn Road studios - 1970.
KLAS TV Channel 8 Las Vegas 3228 Channel 8 Drive studios - 2011.
KLAS TV Channel 8 Las Vegas 3228 Channel 8 Drive studios - 2011.
KLAS TV Channel 8 Las Vegas 3228 Channel 8 Drive studios - 2011.
KLAS TV Channel 8 Las Vegas news vehicle - 2011.

KLAS TV Channel 8 Las Vegas, Nevada KLAS 8.1 Las Vegas

KLAS TV Channel 8 Las Vegas, Nevada KLAS 8.1 Las Vegas

KLAS TV Channel 8 Las Vegas, Nevada KLAS 8.1 Las Vegas

KLAS TV Channel 8 Las Vegas, Nevada KLAS 8.1 Las Vegas

KLAV: KLAV Radio 1230 Las Vegas came on the air in 1947. There was a brief period in 1985 when the call letters were changed to KEZD, but by 1987 they were back to KLAV. The KLAV transmitter and tower are located on Brooks Street as seen in these photos from 2011.

KLAV Radio 1230 Las Vegas Brooks Street transmitter and tower - 2011.
KLAV Radio 1230 Las Vegas Brooks Street transmitter and tower - 2011.

KLSQ: KLSQ 870 licensed to Whitney serves the Las Vegas market. Their three tower array is located in the Mission Hills area of Henderson as seen in this photo from 2011. The towers are thin and painted to blend in with the area making them seem to disappear.

KLSQ Radio 870 Whitney towers in Henderson - 2011.

KLUC: The KLUC Radio 1140 North Las Vegas studio photo is from 1970. 1140 has changed call letters numerous times since coming on the air in 1956 as KRSR. They also have been KMJJ, KXNO, KSFN and now KYDZ. KLUC FM is on 98.5.

KLUC Radio 1140 North Las Vegas studios - 1970.

KLVX TV: KLVX TV Channel 10 Las Vegas came on the air in 1968 as Nevada's first public TV station. The on air ID is from about two years later. The station has evolved over the years. Vegas PBS studios are located at 3050 East Flamingo Road as seen in this photo from 2011. The on air screen grab is from 2011.

KLVX TV Channel 10 on air ID - 1970.
KLVX TV Channel 10 on air ID - 1970.

KMZQ: 670 Las Vegas started out in 2003 as KSXX, but changed to KBTB in 2004. The current KMZQ call letters started in 2008. Studios for KMZQ 670, KVEG FM 97.5 and KVGQ FM 106.9 are located at 3999 Las Vegas Boulevard South as seen in these photos from 2011.

KMZQ Radio 670 Las Vegas 3999 Las Vegas Boulevard South studios - 2011.
KMZQ Radio 670 Las Vegas 3999 Las Vegas Boulevard South studios - 2011.

KNUU: 970 Las Vegas started out in 1962 as KVEG, now as KNUU 970 is licensed to Paradise. KNUU studios are located at 1455 East Tropicana. Their transmitter and five tower antenna array are located on South Rainbow Boulevard as seen in these photos from 2011.

KNUU Radio 970 Paradise 1455 East Tropicana studios - 2011.
KNUU Radio 970 Paradise 1455 East Tropicana studios - 2011.
KNUU Radio 970 Paradise South Rainbow Boulevard towers - 2011.

KOAS: While KOAS FM 105.7 is licensed to Dolan Springs, Arizona, they have an FM booster on 105.7 in Henderson. A KOAS vehicle was seen in Las Vegas in 2011.

KOAS FM 105.7 vehicle - 2011.

KORK: The KORK Radio 920 Las Vegas station photo of their 1950 Sandhill Road studios is from 1970. The station changed call letters to KBAD in 1997 (see KBAD above).

KORK Radio 920 Las Vegas 1950 Sandhill Road studios - 1970.

KORK TV: In 1955 KLRJ TV Channel 2 came on the air. Later that year they changed call letters to KORK-TV. In 1967 Channel 2 moved to Channel 3 to avoid interference with newly signed on KTVN in Reno. The on air ID is from 1970 as is the photo of the KORK-TV studios. Later the call letters were changed to KVBC and in 2010 to KSNV (see above).

KORK TV Channel 3 on air ID - 1970.
KORK TV Channel 3 on air ID - 1970.

KPLV: 93.1 Las Vegas started in 1980 as KUDO with studios in the Barbary Coast Hotel on the Strip. Later they moved to the Marina Hotel (now the site for the MGM Grand). Around 1987 they moved to the Tropicana Country Club and changed calls to KEYV with three format changes including "Y93 Country." In 1997 they changed to KBGO "Big Oldies" and then to "Kool 93.1" KQOL in 1999. In 2006 the calls became KPLV. A KPLV billboard was seen in 2011.

KPLV FM 93.1 Las Vegas billboard - 2011.

KQLL: 1280 is licensed to Henderson, serving the Las Vegas market. The station came on the air in 1956 as KREL and in 1991 they changed to KDOL and in 1998 to KDOX. Starting out 2011 they became KQLL. Signage on their studios still reflected the KDOX call letters in late 2011 when these photos were taken. KJUL FM 104.7 studios are also located at 150 Spectrum Boulevard as seen in the photos. KQLL 1280 shares a tower with KSHP 1400. The tower on North Martin Luther King Boulevard is seen in the photo from 2011.

KQLL Radio 1280 Henderson 150 Spectrum Boulevard studios - 2011.
KQLL Radio 1280 Henderson 150 Spectrum Boulevard studios - 2011.
KQLL 1280 and KSHP 1400 North Martin Luther King Boulevard tower - 2011.

KQRT: 105.1 Las Vegas started out in 1989 as KRBO, then KVBC in 1996, KRNN in 2000, and then to KQRT in 2003. A KQRT vehicle was spotted in 2011.

KQRT FM 105.1 Las Vegas vehicle - 2011.

KRAM: The photo of the KRAM Radio 1340 studios located in the Airport Office Building as 5441 Paradise Road is from 1970. Note that "Royal Airline" was also in that building. The KRAM call letters are now 1070 in Klamath, Oregon.

KRAM Radio 1340 Las Vegas 5441 Paradise Road studios - 1970.

KRGN: In 1970 KRGN FM 101.9 Las Vegas had studios at 850 East Sahara Avenue. The station came on the air in 1963. Now they are KWID and known as La Preciosa Las Vegas. The KRGN call letters are now on a station in Amarillo, Texas.

KRGN FM 101.9 Las Vegas 850 East Sahara Avenue studios - 1970.

KRLV: 1340 Las Vegas started out in 1947 as KORK (note, KORK calls were also on 920, see above) and changed to KRAM (see above) and then in 1988 to KMTW. In 1995 they switched calls to KRLV. Their transmitter and antenna are located on Del Rey Avenue as seen in these photos from 2011.

KRLV Radio 1340 Las Vegas tower on Del Rey Avenue - 2011.
KRLV Radio 1340 Las Vegas tower on Del Rey Avenue - 2011.

KRRN: KRRN FM 92.7 is licensed to Moapa Valley, Nevada and serves the Las Vegas market with a regional Mexican format using the slogan "El Gato" (The Cat). Two KRRN vehicles were seen while in Las Vegas in 2011.

KRRN FM 92.7 Moapa Valley vehicle - 2011.
KRRN FM 92.7 Moapa Valley vehicle - 2011.

KSHO TV: Channel 13 Las Vegas came on the air in 1956 as KSHO TV. The station and tower photo is how how their 3355 South Valley View Boulevard location looked in 1970. The KSHO TV on air ID is also from 1970. The call letters were changed to KTNV in 1980. See below for information and photos of KTNV TV.

KSHO TV Channel 13 Las Vegas 3355 South Valley View Boulevard studios - 1970.
KSHO TV Channel 13 Las Vegas on air ID - 1970.

KSHP: KKDD 1400 Las Vegas started on 1410 but moved to 1400. In 1996 the call letters were changed to KSHP. The station broadcasts a shopping format along with some sports. Their tower is shared with KQLL 1280 as seen in the photo above (see KQLL). KSHP studios are located at 2400 South Jones Boulevard as seen in the photo from 2011.

KSHP Radio 1400 Las Vegas 2400 South ones Boulevard studios - 2011.

KSNV TV: In 1955 KLRJ TV Channel 2 came on the air. The call letters were changed to KORK-TV later that year. In 1967 KTVN Channel 2 Reno came on the air and to avoid interference, KORK-TV moved to Channel 3. In 1970 KORK-TV (see above) changed call letters to KVBC. In 2010 the calls were changed to KSNV. All of the KSNV TV prhotos are from 2011. Studios are located at 1500 Foremaster Lane. While in Las Vegas John and his wife Nancy got a tour of KSNV TV. Note John and Nancy on the news set. Traffic Reporter Tom Hawley gave a wonderful tour. He has been with Channel 3 since 1988. Tom is pictured next to Sky3 the stations helicopter.

KSNV TV Channel 3 Las Vegas 1500 Foremaster Lane studios - 2011.
KSNV TV Channel 3 Las Vegas 1500 Foremaster Lane studios - 2011.
KSNV TV Channel 3 Las Vegas news set - 2011.
John and Nancy on the KSNV news set - 2011.
KSNV TV Channel 3 Las Vegas newsroom - 2011.
KSNV TV Channel 3 Las Vegas master control - 2011.
KSNV TV Channel 3 Las Vegas satellite dishes - 2011.
KSNV TV Traffic Reporter Tom Hawley next to Sky3 - 2011.

KSNV TV Channel 3 Las Vegas, Nevada KSNV 3.1 Las Vegas

KSNV TV Channel 3 Las Vegas, Nevada KSNV 3.1 Las Vegas

KSNV TV Channel 3 Las Vegas, Nevada KSNV 3.1 Las Vegas

KSNV TV Channel 3 Las Vegas, Nevada KSNV 3.1 Las Vegas

KSNV TV Channel 3 Las Vegas, Nevada KSNV 3.1 Las Vegas

KSNV TV Channel 3 Las Vegas, Nevada KSNV 3.1 Las Vegas

KSNV TV Channel 3 Las Vegas, Nevada KSNV 3.1 Las Vegas

KTNV TV: Channel 13 Las Vegas started out in 1956 as KSHO-TV (see above). In 1980 the call letters were changed to KTNV. Their studios are located at 3355 South Valley View Boulevard as seen in these photos from 2011.

KTNV TV Channel 13 Las Vegas 3355 South Valley View Boulevard studios - 2011.
KTNV TV Channel 13 Las Vegas 3355 South Valley View Boulevard studios - 2011.

KTNV TV Channel 13 Las Vegas, Nevada KTNV 13.1 Las Vegas

KTNV TV Channel 13 Las Vegas, Nevada KTNV 13.1 Las Vegas

KTNV TV Channel 13 Las Vegas, Nevada KTNV 13.1 Las Vegas

KTNV TV Channel 13 Las Vegas, Nevada KTNV 13.1 Las Vegas

KTUD TV: Channel 25 Las Vegas came on the air in 1999 as KCNG-LP. In 2000 the calls were changed to KTUD-LP. They are now KTUD-LD and known as "Vegas TV" with studios at 6760 Surrey Street just south of the McCarran International Airport as seen in these photos from 2011.

KTUD-LD Channel 25 Las Vegas 6760 Surrey Street studios - 2011.
KTUD-LD Channel 25 Las Vegas 6760 Surrey Street studios - 2011.

KTVN: KTVN Channel 2 Reno came on the air in 1967 as an ABC affiliate. In 1972 they became the CBS affiliate. Studios are located at 4925 Energy Way as seen in the photos from 2017. Photos are courtesy of David Gordon.

KTVN Channel 2 Reno 4925 Energy Way studios - 2017.
KTVN Channel 2 Reno 4925 Energy Way studios - 2017.

KVCW TV: Channel 33 Las Vegas came on the air in 1987 as KFBT. In 2008 the call letters were changed to KVCW. Studios are located at 3830 South Jones Boulevard as seen in the photos from 2011. "My LV TV" Channel 21 studios share this location. KVMY started in 1984 as KRLR with a music video format as "Vusic 21.".

KVCW TV and KVMY TV Las Vegas 3830 South Jones Boulevard studios - 2011.
KVCW TV and KVMY TV Las Vegas 3830 South Jones Boulevard studios - 2011.

KVEG: 97.5 FM is licensed to Mesquite, but serves the Las Vegas market. A KVEG FM "Hot 97.5" billboard and vehicle were seen while in Las Vegas in 2011.

KVEG FM 97.5 Misuqite billboard - 2011.
KVEG FM 97.5 Misuqite vehicle - 2011.

KVVU TV: Channel 5 Henderson came on the air in 1967 as KHBV TV (see above). Call letters were changed to KVVU-TV in 1971. They were originally an independent station until 1986 when they became a Fox affiliate. Studios are located along Sunset Road with access to the building from TV5 Drive. Historians remember Johnny Carson once owned the station. The KVVU photos of the facility at 25 TV5 Drive are from 2011.

KVVU TV Channel 5 Henderson 25 TV5 Drive studios - 2011.
KVVU TV Channel 5 Henderson 25 TV5 Drive studios - 2011.
KVVU TV Channel 5 Henderson 25 TV5 Drive studios - 2011.
KVVU TV Channel 5 Henderson 25 TV5 Drive studios - 2011.

KVVU TV Channel 5 Henderson, Nevada KVVU 5.1 Henderson

KVVU TV Channel 5 Henderson, Nevada KVVU 5.1 Henderson

KVVU TV Channel 5 Henderson, Nevada KVVU 5.1 Henderson

KVVU TV Channel 5 Henderson, Nevada KVVU 5.1 Henderson

KVVU TV Channel 5 Henderson, Nevada KVVU 5.1 Henderson

KWNR: 95.5 FM Henderson started out in 1972 as KILA. In 1985 they changed to KYYX, and in 1987 to KLSQ. In 1989 they became KWNR. Serving Las Vegas as seen int his billboard from 2011.

KWNR FM 95.5 Henderson billboard - 2011.

KWWN: KWWN Radio 1100 Las Vegas came on the air in 2007. Their four tower array is located along North Martin Luther King Boulevard as seen in this photo from 2011.

KWWN Radio 1100 Las Vegas North Martin Luther King Boulevard tower site - 2011.

KXNT: Radio 840 Las Vegas started out in 1986 as KVEG. They changed to KXNT in 1997. Owned by CBS Radio, studios are located at 7255 South Tenaya Way as seen in these photos. Also located in this facility are KLUC 98.5 FM, KMXB 94.1 FM, KXNT 100.5 FM, KXTE 107.5 FM, and KYDZ 1140.

KXNT Radio 840 Las Vegas 7255 South Tenaya Way studios - 2011.
KXNT Radio 840 Las Vegas 7255 South Tenaya Way studios - 2011.
KXNT Radio 840 Las Vegas vehicles being washed - 2011.
KXTE : Radio 840 Las Vegas started out in 1986 as KVEG. They changed to KXNT in 1997. Owned by CBS Radio, studios are located at 7255 South Tenaya Way as seen in these photos. Also located in this facility are KLUC 98.5 FM, KMXB 94.1 FM, KXNT 100.5 FM, KXTE 107.5 FM, and KYDZ 1140.

KXTE FM 107.5 Pahrump vehicle - 2011.
KXTE FM 107.5 Pahrump vehicle - 2013.

Please remember all images are the property of John C Johnson / John In Arizona / johninarizona.com and may not be used in any form elsewhere.

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