KWNR
Broadcast areaLas Vegas Valley
Frequency95.5 MHz (HD Radio)
Branding95.5 The Bull
Programming
FormatCountry
Subchannels
AffiliationsPremiere Networks
Ownership
Owner
KYMT, KSNE-FM
History
First air date
July 18, 1972; 51 years ago (1972-07-18) (as KILA)
Former call signs
  • KILA (1972–1985)
  • KYYX (1985–1987)
  • KLSQ (1987–1989)
Call sign meaning
"Winner" (former branding)
Technical information[1]
Licensing authority
FCC
Facility ID61527
ClassC
ERP100,000 watts
HAAT354 meters (1,161 ft)
Translator(s)
Links
Public license information
WebcastListen live (via iHeartRadio)
Website955thebull.iheart.com

KWNR (95.5 FM "95.5 The Bull") is a commercial radio station licensed to Henderson, Nevada, and broadcasting to the Las Vegas Valley. KWNR airs a country music radio format and is owned by iHeartMedia, Inc. The radio studios and offices are on Freemont Street in Las Vegas, a mile west of the Strip. On weekdays, KWNR carries two nationally syndicated country music programs, "The Bobby Bones Show" in morning drive time and "After Midnite with Granger Smith" heard overnight.

KWNR has an effective radiated power (ERP) of 100,000 watts, currently the maximum for FM stations. The transmitter is on Black Mountain in Henderson. KWNR broadcasts using HD Radio technology.[2] The HD-2 digital subchannel plays classic country music. The HD-3 subchannel carries a Regional Mexican format known as "La Campensina 96.7" which feeds FM translator K244EX at 96.7 MHz.

History

The station first signed on the air on July 18, 1972. It was a non-commercial, non-profit Christian radio station known as KILA. When KILA moved to another frequency in 1985, the short-lived KYYX began. It was a country station designed to compete with country music leader KFMS (101.9 FM). KYYX floundered after two years: in 1987, 95.5 switched to hot adult contemporary KLSQ (Q95).

In 1989, the station switched its call sign to KWNR and was known as "Winner 95.5". "Winner 95.5" lasted about a year before switching to "New Country 95.5" in September 1990. In 2004, "New Country" was dropped and the station was known as 95.5 KWNR. The "New Country" label came back in the summer of 2006. Streaming began November 17, 2005.

On September 20, 2013, KWNR rebranded as "95.5 The Bull".[3]

Translators

Call sign Frequency City of license FID ERP (W) HAAT Class Transmitter coordinates FCC info Notes
K224AR 92.7 FM Beatty, Nevada 4447 17 −95 m (−312 ft) D 36°55′39.8″N 116°46′27.2″W / 36.927722°N 116.774222°W / 36.927722; -116.774222 (K224AR) LMS
K244EX 96.7 FM Las Vegas, Nevada 153545 250 0 m (0 ft) D 36°8′50.8″N 115°9′20″W / 36.147444°N 115.15556°W / 36.147444; -115.15556 (W279DH) LMS Relays HD3

References

  1. ^ "Facility Technical Data for KWNR". Licensing and Management System. Federal Communications Commission.
  2. ^ http://hdradio.com/station_guides/widget.php?id=38 Archived 2016-09-14 at the Wayback Machine HD Radio Guide for Las Vegas
  3. ^ KWNR Las Vegas Becomes The Bull

36°00′32″N 115°00′25″W / 36.009°N 115.007°W / 36.009; -115.007