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90.7 FM, Omaha

City of License: Omaha, NE

First Air Date: August 27, 1972

Operating Power: 2,750 watts

Original Call Letters: KVNO

Format: Fine Arts- classical music with some jazz, folk, soundtracks, pop

Issued To: University of Nebraska

Through the Years

  • 1972

    August 27, 1972-  Station signs on with studios in the Adolph Storz Mansion, 6025 Dodge St. and transmitter on the KETV tower at 72nd & Crown Point.  2,750 watts at 650 ft.

  • 1977

    Bill Watts Prime Time Jazz comes over from KIOS radio and continues for nearly 20 years.

  • 1979

    Frank Bramhall replaces the departing Program Director Fritz Leigh and brings his show Breakfast With Bramhall, Beethoven and Bach program over from KIOS, which runs for ten years.

  • 1985

    KVNO goes to a 24-hour broadcast schedule, the first of the non-commercial stations to do so.

    The Tom May River City Folk weekly program begins a 25-year run, much of it nationally on NPR.

  • 1988

    January, 1988-  Studios are moved to the University’s Engineering Building, 60th & Dodge.  The old studio location, the Adolph Storz Mansion, in disrepair is demolished.

  • 1989

    Station-produced TekniKolour Radio dramas run on NPR , lasting for two seasons.

  • 1993

    KVNO is ranked 11th nationally by Arbitron, based on metro audience share.

  • 2003

    KVNO’s power is increased to 9,000 watts.

  • 2006

    Long time Omaha radio personality Otis Twelve joins KVNO as the morning show host of Morning Classics..