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Feb. 8, 2022

KXCV-KRNW invites public to participate in virtual run/walk

By Edidiong Idong-Bassey, communication assistant

Northwest Missouri State University’s National Public Radio affiliate, KXCV-KRNW, is inviting all people to participate in the station’s third annual virtual 5KXCV-KRNW Run for Radio.

The 5K run/walk to support the radio station, will take place Saturday, April 9, through Saturday, April 23. Individuals are invited to participate – anytime, anywhere – by clocking their times and then sending a selfie and photo of their results to or by posting to the KXCV-KRNW Facebook page. Participants interested in running or walking on the Northwest campus may access a course map online

Registration is $25 per person, or $15 for Northwest students, and should be completed online by Friday, April 1, at to receive a T-shirt prior to the event. Registration remains open through the final day of the 5K on April 23. All proceeds go toward supporting programming on KXCV-KRNW. 

Participants can begin the event with KXCV-KRNW’s “packet pickup” event on Friday, April 8, on the east side of the J.W. Jones Student Union.

Top finishers at the end of the event will receive medals and prizes such as gift certificates to Hy-Vee and A&G Restaurant. All participants will be entered into a raffle for a chance to win other sponsor-provided prizes.

“The 5KXCV-KRNW Run for Radio started three years ago as a way to raise funds for the station but also as a way to get people excited about getting out and exercising,” Helen Konstantopoulos, the membership development and events coordinator for the radio station, said. “Our fundraiser is not only a means to fund some of our programming but also a way to promote healthy living.”


Launched in 1971 as the first full-power public radio service in Missouri, KXCV (90.5 FM), a 100,000-watt NPR affiliate, 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.

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

KXCV-KRNW programming also is accessible online at and via its “Bearcat Public Media App.”

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


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