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FEMA and FCC to conduct Emergency Services Test
Posted on Mon, 29 Jul 2019 22:00:00 UT

LAS VEGAS (LVPR) - The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and Federal Communications Commission (FCC) will be conducting a nationwide test on Wednesday, August 7, 2019 of the Emergency Alert System, or EAS. KIOF will be participating in this test, which starts at 2:20 PM EDT. and ends at 2:50 PM. The EAS is a national public test which gives the President of the United States the communication ability to address the nation during any national emergency. The system is also used by local and state aut

KIOF 97.9 FM / Las Vegas Public Radio Welcomes USIAHT
Posted on Tue, 16 Jul 2019 23:05:00 UT

LAS VEGAS (LVPR) - We welcome the U.S. Institute Against Human Trafficking to KIOF 97.9 FM / Las Vegas Public Radio as a sponsor. The U.S. Institute Against Human Trafficking is working to end Human Trafficking in the United States through prevention, combating demand, rescuing victims, influencing government policy and providing safe refuge for the restoration of survivors. They are a nonprofit, faith-based organization anointed by God to fight against human trafficking in America with truth and integrity, sho

July 5, 2019 Earthquake Rattles The Las Vegas Valley
Posted on Fri, 05 Jul 2019 21:52:00 UT

LAS VEGAS (LVPR) - An earthquake was felt in the Las Vegas, Nevada valley about 8:19 p.m. A Magnitude 7.1 earthquake affected parts of the SW United States and Mexico. Preliminary reports state the epicenter was 11 miles from Ridgecrest, CA. The studios of KIOF 97.9 FM / Las Vegas Public Radio in downtown Las Vegas, Nevada were OK with no damage reported to our equipment and the station continued to broadcast normally. There were no injuries reported to the station.

July 4, 2019 Earthquake Rattles The Las Vegas Valley
Posted on Thu, 04 Jul 2019 18:17:00 UT

LAS VEGAS (LVPR) - An earthquake was felt in the Las Vegas, Nevada valley about 10:33 a.m during a live Independence Day Special of the Paul and Dean Show. A Magnitude 6.4 earthquake affected parts of the SW United States and Mexico. Preliminary reports state the epicenter was 11 miles from Ridgecrest, CA. The studios of KIOF 97.9 FM / Las Vegas Public Radio in downtown Las Vegas, Nevada were OK with no damage reported to our equipment and the station continued to broadcast normally. There were no injuries report

Feature Story News Now Heard on KIOF 97.9 FM / Las Vegas Public Radio Inc.
Posted on Fri, 14 Jun 2019 21:13:00 UT

LAS VEGAS (LVPR) - On Thursday, June 13, 2019, KIOF 97.9 FM / Las Vegas Public Radio Inc. began running Feature Story News heard after the top of each hour. Many are wondering what happened to VOA News which has been heard on KIOF 97.9 FM / Las Vegas Public Radio Inc. since February 2016. We are bringing you additional news. VOA programs will continue to be heard on Sunday mornings during their normal times. In addition to VOA News, KIOF 97.9 FM / Las Vegas Public Radio Inc. is the valley's first independe

KIOF 97.9 FM / Las Vegas Public Radio Welcomes Southwest Gas
Posted on Tue, 02 Apr 2019 00:01:00 UT

LAS VEGAS (LVPR) - We welcome Southwest Gas to KIOF 97.9 FM / Las Vegas Public Radio as a sponsor. Southwest Gas Corporation was founded in 1931 and is a subsidiary of Southwest Gas Holdings Inc They provide natural gas service to Arizona, Nevada, and portions of California. Their communities, and the more than 2 million customers they serve, are the reasons why they've been heating things up for decades. So, whether you’re enjoying a backyard barbecue with friends, getting cozy indoors during the winter,

Statement from KIOF 97.9 FM / Las Vegas Public Radio Inc. Regarding CPB Winding Down
Posted on Wed, 20 Mar 2019 22:50:00 UT

LAS VEGAS (LVPR) - On Monday, March 18, 2019, Patricia de Stacy Harrison, president and CEO of the Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB), made a statement regarding President Trump's proposed FY 2020 budget, which would rescind all but $30 million of each FY 2020 and FY 2021 funding for public media. Her statement can be read in it's entirety here: https://www.cpb.org/pressroom/statement-cpb-president%E2%80%99s-fy-2020-budget-proposal-eliminating-funding-public-media The Corporation for Public Broad

The MARC 15 Celebrated It's 3rd Year At KIOF 97.9 FM
Posted on Thu, 14 Mar 2019 00:32:00 UT

LAS VEGAS (LVPR) - KIOF 97.9 FM just entered it's 4th year of broadcasting to the general public in the Las Vegas, Nevada valley when it was licensed by the Federal Communications Commission ("FCC") back on February 1, 2016 as a non-commercial educational radio station. KIOF 97.9 FM chose the Arrakis Systems MARC-15 console for it's main studio to bring you some of the best programming over the air and on our Internet streams world-wide. Arrakis Systems manufactures and sells radio station equipm

Your Business On KIOF 97.9 FM / Las Vegas Public Radio Local News Website Pages
Posted on Wed, 13 Mar 2019 22:48:00 UT

NORTH LAS VEGAS (LVPR) - As KIOF 97.9 FM / Las Vegas Public Radio grows, getting your business onto our website is the key to your success whether your here in the community, in Nevada or anywhere, we'll get your business to show up on our Local News pages. Advertising directly on our website through your business and corporate sponsorship's if the key to your success with the 1000's of visitors to our website on any given day.

KIOF 97.9 FM / Las Vegas Public Radio Teams Up with Business Wire
Posted on Wed, 13 Mar 2019 22:35:00 UT

SAN FRANCISCO (LVPR) - On March 11, 2019, KIOF 97.9 FM / Las Vegas Public Radio began testing a news feed with Business Wire on the Las Vegas Public Radio home page. The news feed is currently located in the IN OTHER NEWS section on the Las Vegas Public Radio home page. This news feed will soon begin generating statewide news around Nevada. Check back periodically and watch the statewide news appear in this section.

KIOF 97.9 FM / Las Vegas Public Radio Launches It's Own Local News Room
Posted on Wed, 13 Mar 2019 22:21:00 UT

LAS VEGAS (LVPR) - On March 13, 2019, KIOF 97.9 FM / Las Vegas Public Radio launched it's own local news room for the general public to experience. Local news stories around the community is the key to solving community issues that affect everyone. KIOF 97.9 FM / Las Vegas Public Radio is looking for quality journalists to write local news stories here at the radio station. If your interested in writing local news stories, not the fake news that we all hear about, contact the radio station by emailing inf


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Minor DKL Food Group (The Coffee Club) and InMoment to Present at CX Singapore 2019
Posted on Sun, 25 Aug 2019 22:00:00 UT

SINGAPORE--(BUSINESS WIRE)--This week at Forrester’s CX Singapore 2019, InMoment, the leader in Experience Intelligence (XI), will host a session with Minor DKL Food Group, the owner of The Coffee Club, in presenting “The Real Work of Turning CX Insights into Results.” Taking place on 28 August in Singapore, the event will bring together some of the world’s best customer experience thought leaders, technology providers, and professionals. Minor DKL is a leading food franchisor and owner of seve


VETERANS SUPPORT CORNER
VETERANS VOICE OF LAS VEGAS
VETERANS TRANSITION RESOURCE CENTER
The VTRC is helping Veterans navigate the challenging transition to civilian life. The VTRC is located at 2690 E Sunset Rd. Las Vegas, NV 89120. https://veteranstransitionresourcecenter.com/

CONCERNED VETERANS FOR AMERICA
Standing for the freedom and prosperity our Veterans fought to defend. Concerned Veterans for America is located at 1310 N. Courthouse Rd., Suite 700 Arlington, VA 22201. http://cv4a.org

FORGOTTENNOTGONE.ORG
Veterans Crisis Line: 1-800-273-8255, Press #1. The Forgotten Not Gone Headquarters is located at 3355 Clayton St. #15 N. Las Vegas, NV 89032. http://www.forgottennotgone.org

SOUTHERN NEVADA - PROJECT GUIDING LIGHT (PGL)
Veterans volunteer advocacy group. 331 Villa Espana Way. N. Las Vegas, NV 89031. 702-826-3026.

CHRISTOPHER HUDSON - OUTREACH PROGRAM SPECIALIST
Las Vegas Vet Center (AIRBORNE) 1919 S. Jones Suite A. Las Vegas, NV 89146. 702-791-9170.

22 WARRIORS FOUNDATION
22 Warriors Foundation's Mission is to eliminate the 22 plus Veteran suicides and deaths from high risk behaviors. The 22 Warriors Foundation is located at 2232 South Nellis Blvd. Suite G3 #230. Las Vegas, NV 89104. 702-906-2073. https://22warriors.org/

VETERANS ASSOCIATION OF REAL ESTATE PROFESSIONALS (VAREP)
Las Vegas, Nevada Chapter. 8925 W. Russell Road Suite 150. Las Vegas, NV 89149. https://www.varep.net/index.php/las-vegas

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State of Nevada Department of Education

STATE OF NEVADA DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION
9890 S. Maryland Pkwy, 2nd Floor
Las Vegas, NV 89183
Phone: 702-486-6458
Fax: 702-486-6450


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U.S. Institute Against Human Trafficking

U.S. INSTITUTE AGAINST HUMAN TRAFFICKING
P.O. Box 97238
Las Vegas, NV 89193
Phone: 702-727-3400


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6020 W Craig Rd Suite 150
Las Vegas, NV 89032
Phone: (702) 395-2537

Summerhill Plaza
7481 W Lake Mead Blvd Suite 110
Las Vegas, NV 89128
(702) 243-0523

3820 W Lake Mead Blvd #110
North Las Vegas, NV 89032
(702) 631-1672



371 E Bonanza Rd
Las Vegas, NV 89101
Phone: (702) 632-5880

4069 S Maryland Pkwy
Las Vegas, NV 89119
Phone: (702) 632-5880

655 W Craig Rd
North Las Vegas, NV 89032
Phone: (702) 632-5880


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NV Energy

NV ENERGY
P.O. Box 98910
Las Vegas, NV 89151-0001
Phone: (702) 402-5555


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Las Vegas Tribune

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Frank & Victoria Fertitta Foundation

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Vivida Dermatology
Douglas Fife, MD, Founder and President of Surgical Dermatology & Laser Center
6460 Medical Center Street
Suite 350
Las Vegas, NV 89148
Phone: (702) 255-6647

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DOWNTOWN PODCAST
217 Las Vegas Blvd N
Las Vegas, NV 89101
Phone: (720) 329-0689

 
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Focus Plumbing

Focus Plumbing
800-Focus24 (702)362-8724
24/7/365
Expert Journeyman Plumbers
www.FocusPlumbing.com
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Las Vegas Public Radio Inc. will offer something for almost everyone:
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We are here to promote the public good by being your steward as an independent broadcast media radio service designed for the whole community. You can think of Las Vegas Public Radio® as your library on the airwaves.

Because we are an independent broadcast media radio service, the perception could be that we are all the same. Nothing could be further from the truth. The editorial material to be aired on our media services is prepared independently from other media outlets. We may express a "difference of opinion" or "very different editorial philosophies" regarding our news reporting from other competing news staff. This allows us to be a separate voice in the community. Thus, because of our different editorial philosophies, we may operate under a JOA (Joint Operating Agreement), which is a U.S. Justice Department approved method of maintaining competitive distinct voices in radio markets.

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LOCAL TECHNOLOGY PROVIDERS
PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT



APPLE STORE
Fashion Show Mall
3200 S. Las Vegas Blvd
Las Vegas, NV 89109
Phone: (702) 577-9740



GOOGLE DATA CENTER (STORE?)
Henderson, NV






MICROSOFT STORE
Fashion Show Mall
3200 S. Las Vegas Blvd
Suite 1045
Las Vegas, NV 89109
Phone: (702) 415-2550


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LOCAL COMMUNITY EVENT CALENDAR
08/31/2019
STOMP OUT THE DEMAND 5K
Walk, Jog or Run to STOMP OUT the demand against human trafficking! Your kids and fur-baby can participate too! Sign up to participate in our first annual 5K walk/run, 1 mile kids run, or 1 mile dog walk to be held at Sunset Park in Henderson. The race benefits the U.S. Institute Against Human Trafficking (USIAHT) to combat the demand, raise awareness and provide safe environments for victims. Check-in and t-shirt pick up will be held at the south end of Sunset Lake where the race will begin. Sign up now at WWW.USIAHT.ORG/RACE


Have an event you would like to notify the public about? Email to events@lvpr.org

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LAS VEGAS CONVENTION AND VISITORS AUTHORITY
3150 Paradise Road, Las Vegas, NV 89109
Phone: (702) 892-7575
Toll-Free: 877-VISITLV (877-847-4858)


LVPR SPONSOR
Southwest Gas

SOUTHWEST GAS CORPORATION
PO Box 98512
Las Vegas, NV 89193-8512
Phone: 702-876-7011


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Far-Ample

FAR-AMPLE
4025 E. Sunset Road
Henderson, NV 89014
Phone: (702) 867-1088
Fax: (702) 883-5379
farample@yahoo.com


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PORTSONIC COMMUNICATIONS, LLC
P.O. Box 36044
Las Vegas, NV 89133-6044
Phone: (888) 570-1636
Fax: (888) 570-1637


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PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT




LOCAL HOME LOANS PROVIDER
PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT



QUICKEN LOANS
"Engineered to Amaze"
Main Office - Compuware
1050 Woodward Avenue
Detroit, MI 48226
Client Relations: (800) 863-4332


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UBER
1455 Market St 4th Fl
San Francisco, CA 94103
Phone: (877) 223-8023



LYFT
568 Brannan St
San Francisco, CA 94107
Phone: (855) 865-9553


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CITY OF LAS VEGAS
Development Services Center
333 N. Rancho Drive
Las Vegas, NV 89106



CITY OF NORTH LAS VEGAS
2250 Las Vegas Blvd. North
North Las Vegas, NV 89030
Phone: (702) 633-1030



CITY OF HENDERSON
HENDERSON CITY HALL
240 S. WATER ST. HENDERSON, NV 89015 Phone: (702) 267-2323



CLARK COUNTY
500 S. Grand Central Pkwy.
Las Vegas, NV 89155
Phone: (702) 455-0000


LOCAL SCHOOL DISTRICT
PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT



CLARK COUNTY SCHOOL DISTRICT
5100 West Sahara Ave
Las Vegas, NV 89146
Phone: (702) 799-5000


LOCAL AVIATION
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MCCARRAN INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT
5757 Wayne Newton Boulevard
Las Vegas, Nevada 89119
General Information:
Phone: (702) 261-5211


LOCAL LAW ENFORCEMENT
PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT



LAS VEGAS METROPOLITAN
POLICE DEPARTMENT
400 S. Martin L. King Blvd.
Las Vegas, Nevada 89106
Phone: (702) 828-3111
(Toll-Free) 1-800-492-6565

If you need to file a police report, please call (702) 828-3111 or go to your local substation

Sheriff Joseph Lombardo


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University of Las Vegas
William S. Boyd School of Law
4505 S. Maryland Parkway, Box 451003
Las Vegas, Nevada 89154-1003
Phone: (702) 895-3671


UNLV SPORTS CENTER
PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT



Event Calendar

UNLV STUDENT RECREATION AND WELLNESS CENTER
4505 South Maryland Parkway
Las Vegas, NV 89119
Phone: (702) 774-7100


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