OUR BUSINESS

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-LP 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-LP 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. (United States Reg No. 4,389,841).

"The People's Voice of Las Vegas" is a registered copyright of Las Vegas Public Radio Inc. (United States Reg No. TX 7-629-762).

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

Las Vegas Public Radio Inc. is a Nevada non-profit corporation (Nevada Taxpayer ID: 1016003951-001) and operates under Internal Revenue Code (IRC) Section 501(c)(3). 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.

Financial Information

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Reports to the Community

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Audited Financial Reports

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Form 990 Reports

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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.

Las Vegas Public Radio's Local Services Report

Corporation for Public Broadcasting Reports

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