KKLV

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For the station in Anchorage, Alaska formerly assigned these call letters, see KBRJ.
KKLV
City of license Orem, Utah (CP to Kaysville)
Broadcast area Salt Lake City-Ogden-Provo, Utah
Branding K-Love
Slogan "Positive - Encouraging"
Frequency 107.5 MHz
First air date 1978
Format Contemporary Christian
ERP 43,000 watts (CP to 22,000 watts)
HAAT 869 meters (CP to 1243 meters)
Class C
Facility ID 69553
Transmitter coordinates 40°16′48″N 111°56′5″W / 40.28000°N 111.93472°W / 40.28000; -111.93472Coordinates: 40°16′48″N 111°56′5″W / 40.28000°N 111.93472°W / 40.28000; -111.93472 (Lake Mountain)
Callsign meaning "K-Love"
Former callsigns KMGR (1985–1992)
KMXB (1992–1996)
KENZ (1996–2005)
KKAT-FM (2005–2011)
Owner Educational Media Foundation
Sister stations KNKL
Webcast Listen Live
Website klove.com

KKLV (107.5 FM, "K-Love") is an American Contemporary Christian music formatted radio station broadcasting to the Salt Lake City metropolitan area. The station is licensed to serve the community of Orem, Utah, and is currently owned by the Educational Media Foundation. It was previously owned and operated by Wasatch Radio, LLC as trustee which Citadel Broadcasting divested, four months after picking up KHTB in the Salt Lake City cluster.[1] With the recent move of frequency by another station, a construction permit for moving the transmitter to Farnsworth Peak and moving the city of license to Kaysville, Utah is nearly complete.

History[edit]

The station's radio tower, located atop Lake Mountain, Utah.
Former "Country Legends" logo.

KKLV has had quite a history since signing on in 1978 as KABE on 107.1 in Orem. It ran what we would call an adult hits format until 1983 when the station was moved to 107.5 and ran a stylized pop format as KUUT from 1983 until 1984. From 1984 to 1992, the station was known as KMGR. It was then known as KMXB from 1992 to 1996, before becoming KENZ.

107.5 The End[edit]

From 1996 to 2005, the station was known as KENZ. It used its dial position to become known as "107.5 The End". The End carried an Adult Album Alternative format, similar to the later incarnation of KENZ lower on the dial on 101.9. KENZ moved down the dial to provide a better signal area. Since KKAT is broadcasting from Lake Mountain, the station has difficulties covering the northern end of the Wasatch Front. The station does have a booster in Bountiful to increase signal coverage due to a terrain shadow.[2]

Country Legends[edit]

KKAT was perhaps best known as "Country Legends 107.5" with the morning show hosted by Country Joe. It played mostly classic country hits. The station was in operation from 2005–2010, before being sold to EMF. The station's former sister stations included KUBL, KENZ, KHTB, KBER, KBEE, KJQS, KFNZ and KKAT.

K-LOVE[edit]

In late March 2010, KKAT flipped formats to a contemporary Christian rebroadcast of K-LOVE.[3] The website for the station advised its listeners to tune to the station's sister signal KUBL. The website also stated the station was under new ownership, and thanked listeners.[4] In March 2011, the station changed call letters to KKLV, reflecting the new format the station has held since 2010. KKLV and its sister station KNKL effectively cover the entire Wasatch Front with the same programming.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Radio Deals: Salt Lake City, Nevada and Georgia". Radio-Info.com. June 13, 2008. Retrieved June 13, 2008. 
  2. ^ "KKAT-FM1 booster". Fcc.gov. Retrieved 2014-01-03. 
  3. ^ "Citadel Sells Country Legends 107.5 in Salt Lake City". News.radio-online.com. Retrieved 2014-01-03. 
  4. ^ "Country Legends 107.5 former homepage". Countrylegends1075.com. Retrieved 2014-01-03. 
  5. ^ "Find a K-LOVE radio station near you.". K-LOVE. Retrieved 2014-01-03. 

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