KNPR 88.9 is a not-for-profit radio channel that serves the boundaries of Las Vegas, Nevada. The station is also familiar in the market by the brand name “News 88.9” and described by the slogan “Nevada Public Radio,” because of its broadcasting format, that is News and Talk. Most of its content is simulcasted from National Public Radio, Public Radio International, BBC World Service, and American Public Media. The channel is available to the local audience on the FM frequency of 88.9 MHz as well as on HD format. On the other hand, its services can be accessed overseas on the web portal.
The local coverage of the broadcaster is increased to various other regions with the help of its translators. KWPR serving Lund region on 88.7 MHz, KLNR serving Panaca on 91.7 MHz, KTPH airing for Tonopah on 91.7 MHz, KLKR airing for Elko on 89.3 MHz, and KSGU serving Saint George, Utah on 90.3 MHz.
Lamar Marchese founded the station on 24th March 1980. At that time, it was the first National Public Radio in Nevada that airs on 89.5 MHz featuring news and classical music. The current changes were made to the channel in 2003. Currently, KNPR 88.9 works under the ownership of Nevada Public Radio, which also owns its sibling operators KCNV and KVNV. You can further discover the channel by following it on popular social media hubs.