KAFE

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KAFE
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City of license Bellingham, Washington
Broadcast area Northwest Washington
Southwestern British Columbia
Branding KAFE 104.1
Slogan "Today's Soft Rock"
Frequency 104.1 MHz
First air date July 2, 1965 (as KERI-FM at 104.3)
Format Adult Contemporary
ERP 60,000 watts
HAAT 701 meters (2,300 ft)
Class C
Facility ID 58886
Transmitter coordinates 48°40′49.6″N 122°50′26.3″W / 48.680444°N 122.840639°W / 48.680444; -122.840639
Callsign meaning "Café"
Former callsigns KERI-FM (1965-1979)
KNWR (1979-1989)
KAFE-FM (9/1989-10/1989)[1]
Former frequencies 104.3 MHz (1965-2011)
Owner Saga Communications
(Saga Broadcasting, LLC)
Sister stations KISM
Webcast Listen Live
Website kafe.com

KAFE (104.1 FM, "KAFE 104.1", pronounced "café") is a 60 kW radio station located and licensed in Bellingham, Washington, USA, transmitting from Mount Constitution on Orcas Island. KAFE is run by the Cascade Radio Group, owned by Saga Communications with the broadcast license held by Saga Broadcasting, LLC.

KAFE serves Northwest Washington with a strong signal that reaches into Vancouver and Victoria, British Columbia, Canada and also reaches into Seattle's northern suburbs, and parts of the Olympic Peninsula. Since changing format and call letters on November 1, 1989, KAFE became an adult contemporary radio station.[2]

The station was formerly known as KERI-FM in the 1960s and 1970s, broadcasting a country music format and as KNWR-FM with a rock music format from 1979 to 1989.[1]

Morning hosts Dave Walker and Shari Matthews were on-air together since November 2000, but Amanda Richards, former weekend host, took over Shari's spot in early 2012.

Program Director Ken Richards and Scotty VanDryver round out the airstaff, with syndicated evening host Delilah on Sunday through Friday nights.

KAFE swapped frequencies with CHHR 104.1 on January 14, 2011 at 7:30 AM.[3] This is following CHHR-FM and KAFE's approved requests with the CRTC and the FCC, respectively, to swap frequencies, in order to reduce interference between KAFE and KMCQ 104.5 Covington, Washington near Seattle. [4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Call Sign History". FCC Media Bureau CDBS Public Access Database. Retrieved January 11, 2011. 
  2. ^ "Station Information Profile". Arbitron. Retrieved January 11, 2011. 
  3. ^ Press Release KAFE-FM to move to dial position 104.1
  4. ^ Broadcasting Notice of Consultation CRTC 2009-41

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