Critical U.S. Small Business Administration Resources During The COVID-19 Pandemic
Posted on Thu, 30 Apr 2020 10:55:00 UT
LAS VEGAS (LVPR) - Did you know that the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) has made it easy for your Las Vegas small business to access capital and payroll protection during the COVID-19 Pandemic? There are 2 program offerings by the SBA:
SBA EIDL (Economic Injury Disaster Loan). This program is very simple to get into since an additional round of funding was just signed into law by President Trump. It takes a few minutes to get an application submitted and into their queue for processing. If your sm...
Nevada U.S. Attorney's Office And FBI Share Tips For Avoiding COVID-19 Scams Targeting Vulnerable Population
Posted on Mon, 23 Mar 2020 15:15:00 UT
LAS VEGAS (LVPR) - Today, U.S. Attorney Nicholas A. Trutanich for the District of Nevada and Special Agent in Charge Aaron C. Rouse for the FBI warned of several new fraud schemes seeking to exploit the evolving coronavirus public health emergency.
Scammers have already devised numerous methods for defrauding people in connection with COVID-19. They are setting up websites, contacting people by phone and email, and posting disinformation on social media platforms.
We highly recommend to our local listeners a...
Broadcasters Keeping Communities Informed
Posted on Mon, 23 Mar 2020 15:05:00 UT
LAS VEGAS (LVPR) - In times of emergency, Americans turn to their local radio like KIOF 97.9 FM / Las Vegas Public Radio and television stations first for the most trusted and reliable information to stay safe and informed.
Unlike other communications mediums, State of Nevada public broadcasters like KIOF 97.9 FM / Las Vegas Public Radio are on the front lines of a crisis, committed to staying on the air to provide critical information even when their own lives are in danger.
Today, despite facing the same e...
KIOF 97.9 FM / Las Vegas Public Radio Reacts To COVID-19/Coronavirus As A Pandemic With Cases Growing In The USA
Posted on Sat, 14 Mar 2020 15:35:00 UT
LAS VEGAS (LVPR) - We follow the Federal Communications Commission ("FCC") Announcement on Thursday, March 12, 2020 with updated restrictions on visitors to federal facilities: As the number of reported COVID-19 cases in the United States increases and the World Health Organization has classified COVID-19 as a pandemic, KIOF 97.9 FM / Las Vegas Public Radio, effective immediately, will no longer allow visitors into our Las Vegas, Nevada facilities, absent special permission from the President/CEO or Vice Presiden...
2020 USA CBD Expo Comes To Las Vegas
Posted on Sun, 26 Jan 2020 13:30:00 UT
LAS VEGAS (LVPR) - With the Nation's Largest CBD Event coming to Las Vegas, Nevada the KIOF 97.9 FM / Las Vegas Public Radio and USA CBD Expo succeed in concentrating the entire CBD and Hemp industry into one comprehensive, all-inclusive event. The event is for ages 18+ only.
Here's what to expect over at the Las Vegas Convention Center on February 13th to the 15th:
300+ vendors, 500+ of the industry's best brands.
Learn from 50+ expert speakers about all aspects of CBD and Hemp.
CES 2020 Keynote Speech with Ivanka Trump and Gary Shapiro
Posted on Tue, 07 Jan 2020 16:20:00 UT
LAS VEGAS (LVPR) - On Tuesday, January 7, 2020, KIOF 97.9 FM / Las Vegas Public Radio President and CEO Gregory LaPorta attended the CES 2020 Keynote Speech with Ivanka Trump and Gary Shapiro. Ivanka Trump is the Senior Advisor to the President Trump since 2017 and also President Trump's daughter. Gary Shapiro is the President and CEO of the Consumer Technology Association.
KIOF 97.9 FM / Las Vegas Public Radio President and CEO Gregory LaPorta would like to personally thank CBS, Reuters, Fox News, USA To...
Consul General (Ambassador) Donghua Wang of the People's Republic of China Visits KIOF 97.9 FM
Posted on Tue, 07 Jan 2020 07:45:00 UT
LAS VEGAS (LVPR) - CES is the world's gathering place for all those who thrive on the business of consumer technologies. It has served as the proving ground for innovators and breakthrough technologies for 50 years - the global stage where next-generation innovations are introduced to the marketplace.
KIOF 97.9 FM / Las Vegas Public Radio hosted Consul General (Ambassador) Donghua Wang of the People's Republic of China for an interview as well as Director of Political and Press Affairs Wenlin Peng of th...
KIOF 97.9 FM / Las Vegas Public Radio Completes New FCC and FEMA Requirements For EAS Ahead Of Schedule
Posted on Thu, 07 Nov 2019 00:18:00 UT
LAS VEGAS (LVPR) - EAS participants are required to receive FEMA IPAWS cap messages per 47 CFR Part 11.52(d)(2), and to be able to verify the digital signature on alerts per 11.56(3)(c). To maintain compliance with commonly accepted security standards, FEMA is removing support for older methods, and is requiring the use of a more recent TLS 1.2 protocol to access its IPAWS server. Further, a DHS intermediate security certificate will expire on 18:20 UTC November 8, 2019. The Rev95 update is needed to continue to...
FEMA and FCC to conduct Emergency Services Test
Posted on Mon, 29 Jul 2019 22:00:00 UT
LAS VEGAS (LVPR) - The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and Federal Communications Commission (FCC) will be conducting a nationwide test on Wednesday, August 7, 2019 of the Emergency Alert System, or EAS.
KIOF will be participating in this test, which starts at 2:20 PM EDT. and ends at 2:50 PM.
The EAS is a national public test which gives the President of the United States the communication ability to address the nation during any national emergency. The system is also used by local and state aut...
KIOF 97.9 FM / Las Vegas Public Radio Welcomes USIAHT
Posted on Tue, 16 Jul 2019 23:05:00 UT
LAS VEGAS (LVPR) - We welcome the U.S. Institute Against Human Trafficking to KIOF 97.9 FM / Las Vegas Public Radio as a sponsor.
The U.S. Institute Against Human Trafficking is working to end Human Trafficking in the United States through prevention, combating demand, rescuing victims, influencing government policy and providing safe refuge for the restoration of survivors. They are a nonprofit, faith-based organization anointed by God to fight against human trafficking in America with truth and integrity, sho...
July 5, 2019 Earthquake Rattles The Las Vegas Valley
Posted on Fri, 05 Jul 2019 21:52:00 UT
LAS VEGAS (LVPR) - An earthquake was felt in the Las Vegas, Nevada valley about 8:19 p.m. A Magnitude 7.1 earthquake affected parts of the SW United States and Mexico. Preliminary reports state the epicenter was 11 miles from Ridgecrest, CA. The studios of KIOF 97.9 FM / Las Vegas Public Radio in downtown Las Vegas, Nevada were OK with no damage reported to our equipment and the station continued to broadcast normally. There were no injuries reported to the station....
July 4, 2019 Earthquake Rattles The Las Vegas Valley
Posted on Thu, 04 Jul 2019 18:17:00 UT
LAS VEGAS (LVPR) - An earthquake was felt in the Las Vegas, Nevada valley about 10:33 a.m during a live Independence Day Special of the Paul and Dean Show. A Magnitude 6.4 earthquake affected parts of the SW United States and Mexico. Preliminary reports state the epicenter was 11 miles from Ridgecrest, CA. The studios of KIOF 97.9 FM / Las Vegas Public Radio in downtown Las Vegas, Nevada were OK with no damage reported to our equipment and the station continued to broadcast normally. There were no injuries report...
Feature Story News Now Heard on KIOF 97.9 FM / Las Vegas Public Radio Inc.
Posted on Fri, 14 Jun 2019 21:13:00 UT
LAS VEGAS (LVPR) - On Thursday, June 13, 2019, KIOF 97.9 FM / Las Vegas Public Radio Inc. began running Feature Story News heard after the top of each hour. Many are wondering what happened to VOA News which has been heard on KIOF 97.9 FM / Las Vegas Public Radio Inc. since February 2016. We are bringing you additional news. VOA programs will continue to be heard on Sunday mornings during their normal times.
In addition to VOA News, KIOF 97.9 FM / Las Vegas Public Radio Inc. is the valley's first independe...
KIOF 97.9 FM / Las Vegas Public Radio Welcomes Southwest Gas
Posted on Tue, 02 Apr 2019 00:01:00 UT
LAS VEGAS (LVPR) - We welcome Southwest Gas to KIOF 97.9 FM / Las Vegas Public Radio as a sponsor.
Southwest Gas Corporation was founded in 1931 and is a subsidiary of Southwest Gas Holdings Inc They provide natural gas service to Arizona, Nevada, and portions of California. Their communities, and the more than 2 million customers they serve, are the reasons why they've been heating things up for decades. So, whether you’re enjoying a backyard barbecue with friends, getting cozy indoors during the winter,...
Statement from KIOF 97.9 FM / Las Vegas Public Radio Inc. Regarding CPB Winding Down
Posted on Wed, 20 Mar 2019 22:50:00 UT
LAS VEGAS (LVPR) - On Monday, March 18, 2019, Patricia de Stacy Harrison, president and CEO of the Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB), made a statement regarding President Trump's proposed FY 2020 budget, which would rescind all but $30 million of each FY 2020 and FY 2021 funding for public media. Her statement can be read in it's entirety here:
The Corporation for Public Broad...
The MARC 15 Celebrated It's 3rd Year At KIOF 97.9 FM
Posted on Thu, 14 Mar 2019 00:32:00 UT
LAS VEGAS (LVPR) - KIOF 97.9 FM just entered it's 4th year of broadcasting to the general public in the Las Vegas, Nevada valley when it was licensed by the Federal Communications Commission ("FCC") back on February 1, 2016 as a non-commercial educational radio station. KIOF 97.9 FM chose the Arrakis Systems MARC-15 console for it's main studio to bring you some of the best programming over the air and on our Internet streams world-wide.
Arrakis Systems manufactures and sells radio station equipm...
Your Business On KIOF 97.9 FM / Las Vegas Public Radio Local News Website Pages
Posted on Wed, 13 Mar 2019 22:48:00 UT
NORTH LAS VEGAS (LVPR) - As KIOF 97.9 FM / Las Vegas Public Radio grows, getting your business onto our website is the key to your success whether your here in the community, in Nevada or anywhere, we'll get your business to show up on our Local News pages. Advertising directly on our website through your business and corporate sponsorship's if the key to your success with the 1000's of visitors to our website on any given day....
KIOF 97.9 FM / Las Vegas Public Radio Teams Up with Business Wire
Posted on Wed, 13 Mar 2019 22:35:00 UT
SAN FRANCISCO (LVPR) - On March 11, 2019, KIOF 97.9 FM / Las Vegas Public Radio began testing a news feed with Business Wire on the Las Vegas Public Radio home page. The news feed is currently located in the IN OTHER NEWS section on the Las Vegas Public Radio home page. This news feed will soon begin generating statewide news around Nevada. Check back periodically and watch the statewide news appear in this section....
KIOF 97.9 FM / Las Vegas Public Radio Launches It's Own Local News Room
Posted on Wed, 13 Mar 2019 22:21:00 UT
LAS VEGAS (LVPR) - On March 13, 2019, KIOF 97.9 FM / Las Vegas Public Radio launched it's own local news room for the general public to experience. Local news stories around the community is the key to solving community issues that affect everyone.
KIOF 97.9 FM / Las Vegas Public Radio is looking for quality journalists to write local news stories here at the radio station. If your interested in writing local news stories, not the fake news that we all hear about, contact the radio station by emailing inf...