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April 2, 2009
Public radio listeners have a new way to tune in to their favorite programs on KXCV/KRNW, the 100,000-watt broadcast voice of Northwest.
Located at 90.5 (KXCV Maryville) and 88.9 (KRNW Chillicothe) on the FM dial, the station also provides streaming audio on its Web site at www.kxcv.org. And now a third option is available to listeners who enjoy such offerings as "All Things Considered," "Prairie Home Companion" and Bearcat sports.
KXCV-KRNW recently teamed up with other public radio stations in order to provide streaming audio to iPhone and iPod Touch users who install the free Public Radio Tuner application on these popular telephone/Internet devices.
"This is simply another convenient way to enjoy public radio," said KXCV/KRNW General Manager Rodney Harris. "People have always been able to listen to us on the FM dial at 90.5 and 88.9, or they can go to our homepage, click on the 'listen live' button, and hear our programming from anywhere in the world.
"But as we get a little busier, we are also getting more mobile. So now you can listen to KXCV-KRNW on your iPhone and iPod Touch. This offers a lot of flexibility for people to enjoy their favorite NPR programs, plus our regional and local newscasts and Bearcat sports."
The Public Radio Tuner application works on all iPhones and iPod Touches. However, some station streams with high bit rates (128k or higher) will perform best when using a wifi or 3G connection. Streams that are 64k or lower will function with a wifi, 3G or EDGE network connection.
For complete instructions on how to access KXCV/KRNW from your iPhone or iPod Touch, go to www.kxcv.org and click on the Public Radio Tuner icon in the upper, left-hand corner.
Founded in 1971, KXCV serves listeners in northwest Missouri, southwest Iowa, southeast Nebraska and northwest Kansas. KRNW, a repeater station located in Chillicothe, extends the station's broadcast area over much of north central Missouri.
The station features such popular programs as "Morning Edition," "All Things Considered," "Prairie Home Companion," "Car Talk," and "Fresh Air" in addition to numerous daily local/regional newscasts and locally produced classical music and jazz programming.
KXCV/KRNW transmits both analog and digital signals, which allow listeners with digital receivers to receive CD quality sound.