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.
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. 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 104.5Covington, Washington near Seattle.