KIOF-LP (97.9 FM) is a radio station licensed to serve Las Vegas, Nevada. The station, founded by Gregory LaPorta (current President and CEO) was established in 2010, is owned by Las Vegas Public Radio Inc. and affiliated with Feature Story News (FSN), T-Mobile, the Las Vegas Tribune (a division of Tribune Media Group), Syndication Networks and Public News Service (PNS). Portsonic Communications, LLC is a local community radio investor and management company for Las Vegas Public Radio Inc. KIOF-LP is governed under the Local Community Radio Act of 2010 as a new public radio station to the Las Vegas, Nevada valley.
|Broadcast area||Las Vegas metropolitan area|
|Branding||Magic 97.9 FM|
|Affiliations||Feature Story News (FSN), T-Mobile, Las Vegas Tribune, Syndication Networks and Public News Service|
|Owner||Las Vegas Public Radio Inc.|
First air date
|HAAT||−49.0 meters (−160.8 ft)|
KIOF-LP generates programming locally in Las Vegas, Nevada. The station began broadcasting on January 9, 2016. KIOF-LP can be heard on 97.9 FM throughout the Las Vegas and North Las Vegas metropolitan areas as well as the Las Vegas Strip, T-Mobile Arena (Las Vegas) and Las Vegas Chinatown.
KIOF 97.9 FM, Las Vegas Public Radio Inc. is an independent State of Nevada Public Broadcaster operating in Las Vegas, Nevada and is part of the State of Nevada Public Broadcasting System.
This station received its original construction permit from the Federal Communications Commission on September 5, 2014. The new station was assigned the KIOF-LP call sign by the FCC on September 12, 2014. KIOF-LP began over-the-air program tests on January 9, 2016 and received its license to cover from the FCC on February 1, 2016.
In June 2018, KIOF-LP, Las Vegas Public Radio Inc. officially became part of the State of Nevada Public Broadcasting System.
- KIOF in the FCC FM station database
- KIOF-LP on Radio-Locator
- KIOF in Nielsen Audio's FM station database