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Quick Fact – The Other Keno


December 9, 2016December 13, 20192 comments

KENO Broadcasting Station License, 1941

1941

When Maxwell Kelch applied for call letters for his Las Vegas, Nevada radio station, he requested KLVN as a first choice and KENO as a second, certain the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) approve a gambling-related name.

The FCC apologetically notified Kelch that KLVN already was in use elsewhere so he’d have to accept using the alternative, KENO — what he’d wanted all along.

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2 comments


  1. Bruce Titus

    I grew up in Las Vegas. KENO was our main rock station.


  2. admin

    That is so cool. I’m jealous.

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