University of Nevada Launches Classical KNCJ Reno

89.5 KNCJ Reno Nevada Classical JazzUniversity of Nevada-Reno launched Classical 89.5 KNCJ Reno on October 13.

The station joins Public News/Talk 88.7 KUNR Reno in the school’s holdings. KNCJ is utilizing Public Radio International’s Classical 24 programming on weekdays and a mix of Classical, Jazz and Opera programming on weekends.

The station is debuting a local monthly Jazz concert series “Sunday Jazz at RLT” on October 23 featuring local Jazz artists.

The launch concludes an over twenty year attempt to bring the station to Reno. UNR first applied for the 89.5 allocation in 1995. It was granted a Construction Permit in October 2007 after being selected from a mutually-exclusive application pool.

Original Report 11/12/2015: The University of Nevada has set plans for the launch of 89.5 KNCJ Reno.

The University’s 88.7 KUNR Reno currently programs a mix of Public News/Talk and Classical music. The new station will launch in the Spring of 2016 taking all the music programming from KUNR. KNCJ will utilize Public Radio International’s “Classical 24” programming on weekdays with a mix of Jazz and Opera programming on weekends.

KUNR has listed all their plans for the station on its website.

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