WMFV

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WMFV
(Semi-satellite of WMFE-FM, Orlando, Florida)
WMFV-FM Logo.png
CityCedar Creek, Florida
Broadcast areaOcala and The Villages
Branding89.5 WMFV
Frequency89.5 MHz
FormatPublic radio
ERP22,000 watts
HAAT114.2 meters
ClassC2
Facility ID9714
Transmitter coordinates29°11′20.00″N 81°52′52.00″W / 29.1888889°N 81.8811111°W / 29.1888889; -81.8811111
Callsign meaningW-Mid-Florida Educational Radio for The Villages
Former callsignsWKSG (1993-2018)
AffiliationsNPR
Classical 24
OwnerCommunity Communications, Inc.
Sister stationsWMFE-FM
WebsiteOfficial website
Soft-launched website

WMFV (89.5 FM) is a radio station broadcasting a public radio format. Licensed to Cedar Creek, Florida, United States (an unincorporated area near the western entrance of the Ocala National Forest), the station is currently owned by Community Communications of Orlando as a semi-satellite of public radio station WMFE-FM (90.7). The station mainly serves The Villages, an age-restricted master planned development, along with Ocala. This arrangement is similar to a commercial station in Orlando, as Fox's O&O television station WOFL (channel 35) has Ocala-based WOGX (channel 51) also serve as a semi-satellite station.

After 15 years as a Contemporary Christian Music station, the then-WKSG 89.5, known as Daystar Radio 89.5, changed formats New Year’s Day 2008 to a carefully researched and blended mix of big band, smooth jazz and select AAA (Adult Album Alternative) music calling itself "The Boulevard". The station was owned by Daystar Public Radio, Inc (a company completely unrelated to television's Daystar network).

The WKSG call letters were previously used by Detroit-area FM 102.7, now WDKL.

On September 25, 2017, it was announced that WKSG was sold by Daystar to Community Communications. The deal gave access to WMFE's signal in an underserved area of Central Florida, including portions of Lake and Marion counties.[1]

The station changed its call sign to WMFV on January 4, 2018. The sale closed on January 5, 2018.[2]

On Saturday, March 3, 2018, the station soft-launched under CCI management, carrying WMFE's locally-originated programming and NPR's Morning Edition and All Things Considered, with automated classical music from Classical 24 outside of that time.[3]

In early September 2019, the station dropped the classical music portion of its format, along with some local programming, replacing it with additional news/talk programming from WMFE-FM and other public radio sources.

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The last logo under previous Daystar ownership.

References[edit]

  1. ^ 90.7 WMFE is getting a sister station 90.7 WMFE, September 26, 2017. Retrieved September 26, 2017.
  2. ^ Boedeker, Hal (5 January 2017). "WMFE deal to buy WKSG completed". Orlando Sentinel. Retrieved 6 January 2018.
  3. ^ 89.5 WMFV is on the air 90.7 WMFE, March 16, 2018. Retrieved March 20, 2018.

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