KLVE

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This article is about the radio station in Los Angeles. For the Christian radio network, see K-LOVE.
KLVE
City of license Los Angeles, California
Broadcast area Los Angeles, California
Branding K-Love 107.5 FM
Frequency 107.5 (MHz) (also on HD Radio)
First air date 1975
Format KLVE: Spanish Soft AC
KLVE-HD2: Spanish Christian
Language(s) Spanish
ERP 29,500 watts
HAAT 914 meters
Class B
Facility ID 35086
Callsign meaning KLoVE (not affiliated with K-LOVE)
Owner Univision Radio
(KLVE-FM License Corp.)
Sister stations KRCD/KRCV, KSCA, KTNQ
Webcast Listen Live (via iHeartRadio)
Website KLVE Online

KLVE (107.5 FM), known as "K-LOVE 107.5 FM", is a radio station licensed to Los Angeles, with a Spanish adult contemporary musical format. It is owned by Univision. The station has studios located on Center Drive (near I-405) in West Los Angeles, and the transmitter is located atop Mount Wilson.

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LA's first and longest-running Spanish FM, debuting in 1975, KLVE has consistently been the market's leading Spanish station for decades, and also since the advent of Arbitron's PPM (electronic ratings measurement). With a weekly audience of roughly 2 million people, KLVE is widely regarded as the most successful Spanish-language radio station in the U.S.[citation needed]

The call sign and slogan comes from its past, when it played beautiful music songs in English. During the early 1970s, the station was a "Soft Rock" format station owned by California's PSA Airlines, and used the slogans "Something to Love", and "Get Your Rock Soft". It's been said[by whom?] that the on-air personalities on early 1970's KLVE and competing station KNX-FM, were the models for some of the characters featured on the hit television series 'WKRP in Cincinnati'.[citation needed]

This station is not related to K-LOVE, which is a network of English-language Christian radio stations based in Oregon. The HD2 signal, however, offers a Spanish Christian praise music genre.[1] At one point the station was KKMD-FM a rock station before it became what it is today a Spanish station. * Note: Information regarding KKMD-FM cannot be found on any FCC record or in 'The History of Los Angeles Broadcasting'. The frequency of 107.5 FM in Los Angeles was the soft rock format KLVE-FM immediately prior to being acquired by the Spanish based Liberman Broadcasting group.

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Coordinates: 34°13′44″N 118°04′05″W / 34.229°N 118.068°W / 34.229; -118.068