KFLQ

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KFLQ
CityAlbuquerque, New Mexico
Broadcast areaAlbuquerque, New Mexico
Santa Fe, New Mexico
Los Alamos, New Mexico
BrandingFamily Life Radio
Slogan"Turn up your life!"
Frequency91.5 MHz
First air dateFebruary 2, 1976 (as KIPC)
FormatChristian Music
ERP20,000 watts
HAAT1,232.0 meters (4,042.0 ft)
ClassC
Callsign meaningK Family Life AlbuQuerque
Former callsignsKIPC (1976–1980)
KKTU (1980–1982)
KNFR (1982)
AffiliationsFamily Life Radio
OwnerFamily Life Broadcasting Inc.
(Family Life Broadcasting System)
Websitemyflr.org

KFLQ (91.5 FM) is a Christian radio station located in Albuquerque, New Mexico. It is part of the Family Life Radio network.

History[edit]

The All-Indian Pueblo Council filed for a noncommercial radio station in Albuquerque in December 1973, later changing its name to the Albuquerque Public Broadcasting Corporation. Before launch, the council said that the station would feature multicultural and multilingual programming, including Spanish-language shows and English-language programming aimed at an African American audience.[1][2] One employee of the Bureau of Indian Affairs fretted that so few Native Americans had FM radios that none of the station's target audience would be able to receive it, saying, "I don't like this business of having FM stations".[2] In addition to the All-Indian Pueblo Council, a grant from the Department of Housing, Education and Welfare was used to start KIPC.[3] While originally scheduled to sign on November 1, 1975, it did not do so until February 2, 1976.[4] The station carried an eclectic mix of programs including NPR offerings, jazz music, and Albuquerque city council meetings,[4] as well as a morning show called "Sound of the Drum" featuring "music of all Indians".[3]

However, KIPC had trouble raising the operating funds to stay on the air. By September 1977, it had gone off the air while it worked to raise money, leaving the University of New Mexico's KUNM-FM to emerge as the major public radio station for the city.[5] Albuquerque Public Broadcasting Corporation entered bankruptcy that same year.[6] Two years later, the station was finally sold to Spindizzy PubCom and became KKTU. Spindizzy had also obtained the construction permit for KQIV at 91.9 MHz in Corpus Christi, Texas, and both stations were sold to Family Life Radio in 1982 for $120,000.[7] On August 6 of that year, the station changed its call letters to KNFR, opting to change again to the present KFLQ on November 29, 1982.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "All Indian Pueblo parley is scheduled". Albuquerque Journal. September 24, 1975. Retrieved August 11, 2019.
  2. ^ a b Associated Press (September 26, 1975). "Indians Receive FM Radio Station". Silver City Daily Press. Retrieved August 11, 2019.
  3. ^ a b Walston, Ken. "Albuquerque's Newest Voices" (PDF). The Daily Lobo. p. 6. Retrieved August 11, 2019.
  4. ^ a b "Station Celebrates Anniversary". Albuquerque Journal. February 2, 1977. Retrieved August 11, 2019.
  5. ^ Hoffman, Will (September 15, 1977). "KUNM-FM Offers Alternative Sound". Albuquerque Journal. Retrieved August 11, 2019.
  6. ^ "Notice—Trustee's Receiver Sale". Albuquerque Journal. June 18, 1978. Retrieved August 11, 2019.
  7. ^ "For the Record" (PDF). Broadcasting. October 18, 1982. p. 69. Retrieved August 11, 2019.

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Coordinates: 35°12′50″N 106°27′04″W / 35.214°N 106.451°W / 35.214; -106.451