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40 years ago a group of visionary students started a radio station in an unused bathroom…
…Dubbed “K-JON,” the closed-circuit station could be heard only in the student union. Each hour the station identified itself with the pre-recorded sound of a toilet flush.
In 1981, the students, with assistance from CSUN, the community, and UNLV, launched a broadcast station at 91.5 FM with the call letters KUNV.
The station has seen many changes since those humble beginnings and has had many students go on to prominent careers, from Jimmy Kimmel to The Crystal Method’s Ken Jordan. Many local media personalities also trace their roots back to KUNV, from News 3’s “Chopper” Tom Hawley to J.C. Fernandez of Mercedes in the Morning.
Once again students are an integral part of KUNV’s operations, gaining valuable experiences behind the mic and throughout the operations. And they owe it all to the vision of students who saw something beyond a tiny converted bathroom. From our students, volunteers and staff, THANK YOU to all of the alumni who built KUNV into what it is today.
As we celebrate UNLV’s 60th Anniversary, we are proud to serve the campus and our community.