K-Love Classics

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K-Love Classics
TypeRadio network
Country
United States
AvailabilityNational, through broadcast stations and translators
Slogan"80s, 90s, & Early 2000s"
OwnerEducational Media Foundation (EMF)
Launch date
2018
Webcastwww.klove.com/Listen/Classics-Player.aspx

K-Love Classics is a Christian classic hits radio network owned by Educational Media Foundation (EMF) and is carried over FM stations, translators, and HD subchannels in the United States. Such stations include WAIW 88.1 in Wheaton, Illinois. The network is one of three formats produced by EMF, the other two being K-Love and Air1.[1] Airing Christian music from the 1980s, 1990s, and early in the decade of the 2000s, the K-Love Classics format debuted in June 2018 as an internet-only station but quickly moved to terrestrial radio[2] on FM and HD Radio subchannels after a large response to the new format. The network airs music by artists such as Bryan Duncan, Nichole Nordeman, Keith Green, Point of Grace, Steven Curtis Chapman, Amy Grant, and The Imperials.

History[edit]

K-Love Classics was launched in June 2018 as an online-only station featuring classic Christian songs from the 1980s, 1990s, and the early part of the decade of the 2000s, akin to the secular classic hits format.[3] In response to popular demand, Educational Media Foundation (EMF) began airing the format over its nationwide network of full-power FM stations, low-power translators, and HD Radio subchannels. In August 2018, WAIW in Wheaton, Illinois (a suburb of Chicago) became the first terrestrial radio station to broadcast K-Love Classics.[4] More stations were added over the next several weeks, including in Palm Springs, California as well as subchannels of WLVU in Nashville and KLVB in Sacramento. For a brief period starting in August 2018, K-Love Classics was available in Los Angeles on KKLQ-HD3, but the following month it was replaced with Radio Nueva Vida programming.

List of stations[edit]

In addition to the online stream, K-Love Classics is relayed by numerous terrestrial radio stations throughout the United States. The following list of stations can be sorted by call sign, frequency, state, city of license, and broadcast area. Note that the majority of the K-Love Classics stations are HD Radio subchannels. Unless otherwise indicated, all stations are on the FM band.

Call Sign Frequency State City of License Broadcast Market
KLJK 94.7 Arkansas Weiner Jonesboro
K270AI 101.9 California Cathedral City Palm Springs
KLXB-HD2 105.1-2 California Cathedral City Palm Springs
KARJ-HD2 92.1-2 California Escondido San Diego
KLSB-HD3 97.5-3 California Goleta Santa Barbara
K208CW 89.5 California Monterey Monterey
KLVB-HD3 99.5-3 California Citrus Heights Sacramento
KLVS-HD3 107.3-3 California Livermore San Francisco
K281BU 104.1 California San Francisco San Francisco
KLVM-HD2 88.9-2 California Santa Cruz Salinas-Monterey
KNVM 89.7 California Prunedale Salinas-Monterey
KLDV-HD3 91.1-3 Colorado Denver Denver
WAKL-HD3 106.7-3 Georgia Gainesville Atlanta
KLUU-HD3 103.5-3 Hawaii Wahiawa Honolulu
WAIW 88.1 Illinois Wheaton Chicago
WCKL-HD3 97.9 Illinois Chicago Chicago
WLAI-HD2 107.1-2 Kentucky Wilmore Lexington
WDKL-HD3 102.7-3 Michigan Detroit Detroit
KDTI 90.3 Michigan Rochester Hills Detroit
WARW-HD2 96.7-2 New York Port Chester New York City
WWLV-HD3 94.1-3 North Carolina Lexington Winston-Salem
WRCM-HD3 91.9-3 North Carolina Wingate Charlotte
K279BO 103.7 Oregon Portland Portland
KLMD-HD2 101.5-2 Oregon Talent Medford
K243AF 96.5 Oregon Medford Medford
KLVP-HD3 97.9-3 Oregon Aloha Portland
KLKJ 88.9 Oregon Klamath Falls Klamath Falls
WPAY (AM) 1520 kHz Ohio Rossford Toledo
W221BG 92.1 Ohio Toledo Toledo
WKVP-HD3 106.9-3 Pennsylvania Camden, NJ Philadelphia
W249BD 97.7 Pennsylvania West View Pittsburgh
WPKV-HD3 98.3-3 Pennsylvania Duquesne Pittsburgh
WMHK-HD3 89.7-3 South Carolina Columbia Columbia
WLVU-HD3 97.1-3 Tennessee Belle Meade Nashville
KVLR-HD3 92.5-3 Texas Sunset Valley Austin

Former stations[edit]

Call Sign Frequency State City of License Broadcast Market
KKLJ 100.1 California Julian San Diego
KKLQ-HD3 100.3-3 California Los Angeles Los Angeles

References[edit]

  1. ^ "K-LOVE Radio". www.facebook.com. Retrieved 2018-10-02.
  2. ^ "EMF Places 'K-Love Classics' On Illinois FM". Insideradio.com. Retrieved 2018-10-02.
  3. ^ Venta, Lance (August 15, 2018). "EMF Launches Christian Classic Hits "K-Love Classics"". RadioInsight. RadioBB Networks. Retrieved August 18, 2018.
  4. ^ "EMF Places 'K-Love Classics' On Illinois FM". Inside Radio. Atlanta, Georgia. August 16, 2018. Retrieved August 18, 2018.

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