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Studio A & B

We use Arrakis Systems MARC-15 Console and Arrakis Systems ARC-8 Console in our broadcast studios. Our current secretary, Hung Mui Amy Chim is at the controls in this circa 2016 photo on the air.



On Air

This is our main studio where we broadcast to you "Live" from in downtown Las Vegas, Nevada. Our current secretary, Hung Mui Amy Chim is at the controls in this circa 2016 photo on the air during the first few days we began broadcasting.


In The Community

We use the Arrakis Systems ARC-8 Console when doing events in the community that require us to have a mobile studio present for "Live" broadcasts. A "Live" broadcast taking place from the Craig Ranch Regional Park in North Las Vegas in this circa 2016 photo.


Who We Are

Las Vegas Public Radio Inc. is an independent broadcast media radio service operating by, "We the people of Las Vegas, Nevada". We're here helping to promote Las Vegas public-related issues, local culture, tourism and entertainment world-wide.

Las Vegas Public Radio Inc. will offer something for almost everyone:

       •  We pledge to help strengthen the Las Vegas community identity.
       •  We will become an outlet for amateur musicians to get their music heard.
       •  We will help create opportunities for young people, especially college students, who are interested in radio to learn about the business. Our programming will be focused on Las Vegas public affairs programs, such as news, youth training, local sporting events, neighborhood history, city council hearings, election debates, call-in shows with local figures, politicians, and advice programs with doctors, lawyers, or other professionals.
       •  Las Vegas Public Radio will help promote activist programs that explore different issues around the community, such as the environment, education or health care.
       •  We will also offer cultural programs, such as international musical traditions, radio theatre, dramatic readings of novels, poetry, interviews, etc. Las Vegas Public Radio will create diversity on the air because women and racial minorities will be represented.

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.

Regulatory Compliance

Las Vegas Public Radio and KIOF 97.9 FM are authorized to broadcast under the Local Radio Community Act of 2010 as a Low Power FM (LPFM) radio station in Las Vegas, Nevada. KIOF 97.9 FM is regulated by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC). Please visit the FCC's website for more information about the services we operate under.

Las Vegas Public Radio is a registered trademark of Las Vegas Public Radio Inc. under United States Reg No's. 4,389,841 and 5,779,278. The Las Vegas Public Radio logo you see on this website is integrated with existing registered trademarks of Las Vegas Public Radio Inc. and is covered under United States Serial No. 90810186.

"The People's Voice of Las Vegas" is a registered copyright of Las Vegas Public Radio Inc. under United States Reg No. TX0007629762.

All KIOF 97.9 FM jingles are a registered copyright of Las Vegas Public Radio Inc. under United States Reg No. SRu001208030.

Las Vegas Public Radio Inc. is a Nevada non-profit corporation under Nevada Taxpayer ID: 1016003951-001 and operates under Internal Revenue Code (IRC) Section 501(c)(3) as a public charity under Federal EIN: 45-4388579. Donors can deduct contributions they make to Las Vegas Public Radio under IRC Section 170. U.S. based commercial corporations and business donations (B2B) for underwriting programs are tax deductible as normal business expenses.

Las Vegas Public Radio Inc. is listed on Dun & Bradstreet. Las Vegas Public Radio Inc. DUNS Number is 117612280.

Las Vegas Public Radio Inc. was approved by the United States Department of Defense (Cage: 8PBE6) on August 24, 2020 and is part of the United States Federal Government's System Award Management in the SAM system and can participate as well as receive All Awards issued by the United States Government through various agencies.

If you would like to receive a copy of our Annual Financial Report to CPB, please contact: Las Vegas Public Radio Inc. 400 S. 4th Street, Suite 500 Las Vegas, NV 89101 (702) 425-4088 This page contains certain PUBLIC INSPECTION FILES that are the requirement of the Federal Communications Commission. They are placed here so members of the public may have free access to these reports. These reports are also available for inspection at the offices of Las Vegas Public Radio Monday through Friday during regular business hours. Please contact Andrew LaPorta at (702) 425-4088 for assistance with Las Vegas Public Radio's public file, to schedule a visit to review the public file, and for information on reproducing and copying materials of the public file.

Local Services Reporting

Las Vegas Public Radio Inc. order with the GSA to replace 47 U.S.C. § 396 Corporation for Public Broadcasting with 47 U.S.C. § 396 U.S. Department of Public Broadcasting on Presidential Executive Orders when https://www.dpb.gov comes online for each state based on H.R.2414 - SWAMP Act of 2017, H.R.4863 - SWAMP Act and S.2269 - SWAMP Act.

Replacing 47 U.S.C. § 151 et seq Federal Communications Commission itself with 47 U.S.C. § 396 U.S. Department of Public Broadcasting on Presidential Executive Orders when https://www.dpb.gov comes online for each state based on H.R.2414 - SWAMP Act of 2017, H.R.4863 - SWAMP Act and S.2269 - SWAMP Act with elimination of the Telecommunications Acts of 1934 and 1996 by 2034.

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Internal Revenue Service Form 990 Reports.

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Eliminating 47 U.S.C. § 396 Corporation for Public Broadcasting due to the advancement of "communism" in the United States and funneling its grant programs into 47 U.S.C. § 396 U.S. Department of Public Broadcasting on Presidential Executive Orders when https://www.dpb.gov comes online for each state office based on H.R.2414 - SWAMP Act of 2017, H.R.4863 - SWAMP Act and S.2269 - SWAMP Act.

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Eliminating State of Nevada Department of Education Public Broadcasting System due to the advancement of "communism" in the State of Nevada and funneling the state's grant program into 47 U.S.C. § 396 U.S. Department of Public Broadcasting on Presidential Executive Orders when https://www.dpb.gov comes online for each state office based on H.R.2414 - SWAMP Act of 2017, H.R.4863 - SWAMP Act and S.2269 - SWAMP Act.

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