KJLV (FM)

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KJLV
CityLos Altos, California
Broadcast areaSan Francisco Bay Area
San Jose, California
BrandingK-Love
Slogan"Positive. Encouraging." (primary)
"Hope Ignited, Lives Changed, Hearts United" (secondary)
Frequency97.7 MHz
First air dateOctober 1, 1960 (as KPGM)
FormatCCM
ERP4,000 watts
HAAT125 meters (410 ft)
ClassA
Facility ID58843
Transmitter coordinates37°18′25″N 122°05′46″W / 37.307°N 122.096°W / 37.307; -122.096Coordinates: 37°18′25″N 122°05′46″W / 37.307°N 122.096°W / 37.307; -122.096
Callsign meaningSan Jose's K-LoVe
Former callsignsKPGM (1960–1970)
KPEN (1970–1984)
KLZE (1984–1988)
KHQT (1988–1995)
KFFG (1995–2019)
OwnerEducational Media Foundation
Sister stationsKLVS, KMVS
Websiteklove.com

KJLV is a non-commercial radio station licensed to Los Altos, California, broadcasting on 97.7 FM MHz, owned by the Educational Media Foundation. Its transmitter is located near Cupertino, California. It is the San Jose affiliate for the K-Love religious network. No local programming originates from the station, and it carries network programming full-time. KJLV's transmitter is located near Stevens Creek Reservoir.

KJLV broadcasts in HD Radio.[1][2]

History[edit]

97.7 FM signed on the air on October 1, 1960 as KPGM. The station picked up the KPEN callsign in 1970 after they were dropped by KIOI in 1968. The callsign was changed to KLZE (Classy FM) in October 1984.

In January 1988, 97.7 became KHQT ("Hot 97.7"), with a Rhythmic Top 40 format.[3] They became very popular in the South Bay, competing with mainstream Top 40 station KWSS during its first few years.

The format continued until August 7, 1995, when the station was sold to Susquehanna Radio and turned into a simulcast of KFOG[4][5] as KFFG. Susquehanna was acquired by Cumulus Media in 2006.

On February 16, 2017, KFFG filed an application for a Federal Communications Commission construction permit to change the city of license to San Jose. The application was accepted for filing on February 17, 2017.[6] However, the station still maintains Los Altos as its license city as of 2019.

On February 13, 2019, Cumulus Media announced it would sell 6 stations, including KFFG, to the Educational Media Foundation for $103.5 million, indicating that the KFFG will become a CCM station. EMF announced that the station will join their K-Love network upon the sale's closure.[7] The sale was approved on May 13, and the deal closed at the end of the month. At 7:00p.m. on May 31, 2019, after playing "High Hopes" by Panic! at the Disco, the simulcast broke and KFFG flipped to CCM programming, joining K-Love. As part of the format change, KFFG's callsign became KJLV, which was transferred from a K-Love affiliate in Arkansas.[8]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://licensing.fcc.gov/cgi-bin/ws.exe/prod/cdbs/pubacc/prod/sta_det.pl?Facility_id=58843
  2. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2014-10-06. Retrieved 2014-05-18.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link) HD Radio Guide for San Jose
  3. ^ http://www.americanradiohistory.com/Archive-RandR/1980s/1988/RR-1988-01-22.pdf
  4. ^ "Vox Jox". Billboard. 107 (30): 114. July 29, 1995.
  5. ^ http://www.americanradiohistory.com/Archive-RandR/1990s/1995/RR-1995-07-21.pdf
  6. ^ "Application for Construction Permit for Commercial Broadcast Station". CDBS Public Access. Federal Communications Commission. February 17, 2017. Retrieved May 7, 2017.
  7. ^ "Cumulus Sells Six To EMF & Swaps With Entercom In New York & Indianapolis". RadioInsight. 2019-02-13. Retrieved 2019-02-13.
  8. ^ Venta, Lance (27 May 2019). "New EMF Acquisitions". Radio Insight. RadioBB Networks. Retrieved 31 May 2019.

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