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City of license Las Vegas, Nevada
Broadcast area
Branding 1460 ESPN Deportes
Frequency 1460 kHz
First air date 1941
Format Spanish Sports
Power 10,000 watts (day)
620 watts (night)
Class B
Facility ID 38449
Transmitter coordinates
Callsign meaning Reference to the casino game KENO
Affiliations ESPN Deportes Radio
Owner Lotus Broadcasting
(Lotus Broadcasting Corp.)
Sister stations KBAD, KWWN

KENO is a sports/talk AM radio station in Las Vegas, Nevada owned by Lotus Broadcasting and featuring programming from the ESPN Deportes Radio network.[1] On March 3, 2008, the station changed its format to ESPN Deportes Radio, and the previous programming was moved to KBAD 920 kHz. KBAD's programming was moved to 1100 kHz, KWWN.

Its studios are in the unincorporated community of Spring Valley in Clark County and its transmitter is northwest of downtown Las Vegas.

KENO was the Las Vegas affiliate of the Jim Rome Show. The station was the flagship station for the Las Vegas 51s, the Class AAA affiliate of the Los Angeles Dodgers.


KENO, Las Vegas' first successful radio station, was founded in 1941 by Laura Belle and Maxwell Kelch. (John Heaton had operated KGIX from 1930-35, but low power and limited hours made it unprofitable.) For much of its early history, KENO broadcast out of the El Rancho Vegas on Las Vegas Boulevard. Southern Nevada's first radio show was called "Listen Ladies" and was hosted by Laura Belle Kelch. Listen Ladies provided home and household advice to women in the 1940s.

The station played top 40 from the 1950s to the early 1980s, using the slogan "Music Radio 1460" in the 1960s & 1970s. KENO also had an FM station at 92.3, until 1982 when it changed its call sign to KOMP and began playing album-oriented rock. KENO 1460 switched to AC/oldies in the early 1980s and then went to the straight oldies format in the latter part of the decade around 1987 and 1988. The oldies format lasted until 1993.


  1. ^ Arbitron Station Information

External links

  • FCC History Cards for KENO
  • Query the FCC's AM station database for KENO
  • Radio-Locator Information on KENO
  • Query Nielsen Audio's AM station database for KENO
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