90.7 FM, Omaha
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
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.
Bill Watts Prime Time Jazz comes over from KIOS radio and continues for nearly 20 years.
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.
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.
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.
Station-produced TekniKolour Radio dramas run on NPR , lasting for two seasons.
KVNO is ranked 11th nationally by Arbitron, based on metro audience share.
KVNO’s power is increased to 9,000 watts.
Long time Omaha radio personality Otis Twelve joins KVNO as the morning show host of Morning Classics..