KVON will flip to 100% Spanish format to meet community needs. KVYN will bring high energy & co-host to “Wine Country Live” Morning Show revamp.

(NAPA, CA – December 10, 2021) Wine Down Media, the flagship company of Napa Valley’s radio stations, KVON & KVYN, announced that there will be programming changes effective January 3, 2022 on both stations. KVON will expand Spanish programming to reach the growing Hispanic population in Napa County and surrounding areas. KVON’s “Wine Country Live” Morning Show with Barry Martin will be reinvented and relocated to KVYN as a variety show covering community stories, trending topics, and features with KVYN and KVON alum, Jamie Miller.

“I am thrilled that KVON will be filling the void and providing an around-the-clock station for our Spanish-speakers,” said Julissa Marcencia, Wine Down Media’s Chief Visionary. “The KVON & KVYN changes reflect our commitment and priority to invest in programming to engage audiences and meet listeners on the platforms they use while maximizing our clients’ reach.”

KVON’s new format will feature Wine Down Media’s trusted bilingual voices, Gabriela Fernandez and Nicolas de Luna. Listeners can listen to the new format on 1440 AM by streaming on kvon.com or using the Smart Speaker command “Play K V O N.”

Nate Campbell, KVYN Music & Program Director said, “It’s exciting that the ‘Wine Country Live’ show is moving to KVYN with morning fun and useful information. We are happy to welcome Jamie back to KVYN and feel fortunate that we will have two strong radio veterans waking up the Napa Valley with laughs and wits.” Listeners anywhere can listen to this dynamic duo on KVYN 99.3 FM by streaming on kvyn.com or using the Smart Speaker command “Play K V Y N.”

Sports legend and institution, Ira C. Smith, will also be coming on to KVYN with weekday sports reports and community-favorite play-by-play coverage of local sports on Friday nights.


For Immediate Release Contact:

Nate Campbell

707.258.1111 x. 1