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91.5 KUNV News

Established in 1981, Public Radio KUNV 91.5 is a non-profit public radio station located within the UNLV Hank Greenspun School of Journalism and Media Studies. All KUNV platforms include diverse musical programming showcasing national and local artists, community talk shows, and special live on-air events. KUNV also offers UNLV students hands-on learning in broadcasting, journalism, and marketing

Current 91.5 KUNV News

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Campus News |

A roundup of prominent news stories highlighting university pride, research, and community collaboration.

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Business and Community |

RebFest, an annual music festival organized and marketed by UNLV students, returns to campus this spring.

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Campus News |

‘Let’s Talk UNLV’ Airs Three Times a Week on KUNV

Vanessa McConnell sitting in a radio control booth
People |

Nontraditional student Vanessa McConnell forging a path to bring diversity to sports broadcasting.

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Campus News |

'We Need to Talk' discussion series continues. Tune into the next episode Oct. 29.

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People |

Journalism major soaks up the experiences offered behind the scenes at KUNV.

91.5 KUNV In The News

Los Angeles Times

The allure of the mainland has long won over people from the state with the nation’s highest cost of living. Now, experts fear the fire and the redevelopment that follows could speed up gentrification of Maui and the outward migration, in particular for Native Hawaiians, a group that includes many of the state’s poorest.

KSNV-TV: News 3


UNLV and the local broadcasters community are remembering a local Hall of Famer. Local radio broadcaster John Nasshan died at 67 years old. He served as a radio host for KUNV 91.5 at the radio station on the campus of UNLV for many years.


Las Vegas Review Journal

John Nasshan was not finished broadcasting, pounding the drums, or hitting the live-music scene. The Nevada Broadcasters Association Hall of Famer died late Wednesday night of heart failure in Las Vegas. The 67-year-old Nasshan was about to launch a new show on KUNV 91.5-FM, “The Smooth Jazz Radio Top 20 Countdown.”

Las Vegas Sun

The Kats Report Bureau at this writing is the KUNV 91.5-FM studio at Greenspun Hall at UNLV, home of “The Kats Report” radio show I host at 8 p.m. Fridays.

Las Vegas Review Journal

“The Lyons Den Radio Show” caps off a daylong slate of eclectic programming on KUNV-FM that also features shows devoted to blues, Hawaiian and reggae music, all hosted by passionate volunteers.

Las Vegas Review Journal

Lyons is host of “The Lyons Den Radio Show,” a staple of KUNV’s schedule since 1998.

Recent 91.5 KUNV Accomplishments

The College Radio Foundation is proud to announce this year’s College Radio Day USA Board. After interviewing candidates across the country, the new board features twelve students from college radio stations across the U.S. The task for the board will be to organize this year’s College Radio Day effort, which is happening on Friday, Oct. 6. Rob…
Ashton Ridley (Journalism and Media Studies, KUNV) has been named to the Nevada Broadcasters Association board of directors.
The public radio KUNV 91.5 FM station recently won Beats Magazine's “2022 Smooth Jazz Station Of The Year.” On December 15 of last year, RADIO ONLINE, an outlet that provides the latest radio industry news, brought the news of the announcement to KUNV 91.5. The station is a nonprofit that is currently owned by the Nevada Board of Regents and…
The Hank Greenspun School of Journalism and Media Studies is excited to announce that UNLV's radio station, KUNV (91.5 Jazz)/Las Vegas, won a national award: The 2022 Beats Magazine Smooth Jazz Station Of The Year. The award recognized: Jason Beatty, operations manager Kim Linzy, music director An excerpt from the article announcing the…
Susan Byrne (World Languages and Cultures) is featured as author of an article for podcast publication on the website of the Fundación Juan March (Spain). She was invited to give a talk on Spanish author Miguel de Cervantes, as episode 6 of the Fundación's series Major Figures in Spanish Culture. The podcast was recorded at KUNV, with the…
Simon Gottschalk (Sociology) was interviewed by KTNV in a segment titled UNLV Professor Says Checking Work Email at Home Could Impact Health. He also was interviewed by KUNV radio in a segment titled Our Metropolis: The Side Effects of Technology