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Northwest Missouri State University

News Release

Sept. 7, 2017

New app gives KXCV-KRNW listeners increased access to programs

A screenshot of KXCV-KRNW's new app for iOS devices.

A screenshot of KXCV-KRNW's new app for iOS devices.

Listeners of Northwest Missouri State University's award-winning National Public Radio (NPR) affiliate, KXCV-KRNW, have another way to hear their favorite programs after the station recently unveiled an app all its own for iOS devices.

Through a simple design, the KXCV-KRNW app provides in-depth news, information and entertainment of interest to regional listeners along with the Americana, jazz and classical music and the signature topical programs and news originating from NPR that listeners have grown to enjoy.

The app was designed and created by Northwest students under the supervision of Dr. Michael Rogers, an associate professor of computer science and information systems.

“We are very excited to introduce our new app,” Station Manager Rodney Harris said. “This new app enables our stations to be as close to our listeners as their cell phone. It offers ease and flexibility of listening to your favorite programs or Bearcat sports games anytime or anywhere.”

Listeners may download the app by visiting the App Store and searching for KXCV-KRNW. The app is only available for iOS and Apple devices at this time, and the station hopes to make it available to Android phones and other devices.

KXCV-KRNW programming also is accessible online at or via mobile apps such as Public Radio Player and TuneIn Radio.

Launched in 1971 as the first full-power public radio service in Missouri, KXCV (90.5 FM) has 100,000 watts behind it and provides in-depth news and information with an alternative music format. All of KXCV’s programming emanates from the Northwest campus, while a sister station, KRNW (88.9), founded in 1993, extends the radio programming across most of the northern 25 percent of Missouri.

KXCV also is the flagship of the Bearcat Radio Network, which produces all Northwest football and basketball broadcasts and game feeds to five commercial radio affiliates throughout the four-state region.

For information about KXCV-KRNW and supporting public radio through a membership, visit or call 660.562.1163.

For more information, please contact:

Mark Hornickel, Communication Manager | 660.562.1704 | Fax: 660.562.1900

Northwest Missouri State University
215 Administration Building | 800 University Drive | Maryville, MO 64468