|City||Albuquerque, New Mexico|
|Broadcast area||Albuquerque, New Mexico|
Santa Fe, New Mexico
Los Alamos, New Mexico
|Branding||Family Life Radio|
|Slogan||"Turn up your life!"|
|First air date||February 2, 1976 (as KIPC)|
|HAAT||1,232.0 meters (4,042.0 ft)|
|Callsign meaning||K Family Life AlbuQuerque|
|Former callsigns||KIPC (1976–1980)|
|Affiliations||Family Life Radio|
|Owner||Family Life Broadcasting Inc. |
(Family Life Broadcasting System)
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. 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". In addition to the All-Indian Pueblo Council, a grant from the Department of Housing, Education and Welfare was used to start KIPC. While originally scheduled to sign on November 1, 1975, it did not do so until February 2, 1976. The station carried an eclectic mix of programs including NPR offerings, jazz music, and Albuquerque city council meetings, as well as a morning show called "Sound of the Drum" featuring "music of all Indians".
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. Albuquerque Public Broadcasting Corporation entered bankruptcy that same year. 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. 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.
- "All Indian Pueblo parley is scheduled". Albuquerque Journal. September 24, 1975. Retrieved August 11, 2019.
- Associated Press (September 26, 1975). "Indians Receive FM Radio Station". Silver City Daily Press. Retrieved August 11, 2019.
- Walston, Ken. "Albuquerque's Newest Voices" (PDF). The Daily Lobo. p. 6. Retrieved August 11, 2019.
- "Station Celebrates Anniversary". Albuquerque Journal. February 2, 1977. Retrieved August 11, 2019.
- Hoffman, Will (September 15, 1977). "KUNM-FM Offers Alternative Sound". Albuquerque Journal. Retrieved August 11, 2019.
- "Notice—Trustee's Receiver Sale". Albuquerque Journal. June 18, 1978. Retrieved August 11, 2019.
- "For the Record" (PDF). Broadcasting. October 18, 1982. p. 69. Retrieved August 11, 2019.
- Query the FCC's FM station database for KFLQ
- Radio-Locator information on KFLQ
- Query Nielsen Audio's FM station database for KFLQ
|This article about a radio station in New Mexico is a stub. You can help Wikipedia by expanding it.|