About KRNV 4The station was founded on September 30, 1962, as KCRL-TV. It aired an analog signal on VHF channel 4 and was the second television station in Northern Nevada. The call letters became KRNV on January 22, 1990. The station has always been an NBC affiliate, although it shared ABC with KOLO-TV until 1967.
It signed on KENV in Elko on March 25, 1997, as a semi-satellite, providing Nevada-based programming to the Nevada side of the Salt Lake City, Utah market. The station operated another satellite, KWNV channel 7, in Winnemucca, but this went silent on July 1, 2008.
On December 19, 2006, KRNV began broadcasting its local newscasts in high definition, making it the first station in the market to do so (although local PBS station KNPB became the first in Northern Nevada to offer digital broadcasts on September 29, 2000).
On September 11, 2010, KRNV debuted public affairs show To the Point with Anjeanette Damon. Damon's first guest was Republican Gubernatorial nominee (now former Governor) Brian Sandoval. The main guest on her second show was Democratic Gubernatorial nominee Rory Reid. To the Point aired Saturdays at 4:30 p.m. Beginning on November 6, 2010, To the Point was simulcast statewide on KRNV, KENV and KSNV until the show finale on November 9, 2013.