KTLI

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KTLI
City of license El Dorado, Kansas
Broadcast area Wichita
Branding "K-Love"
Slogan

Positive & Encouraging

airdate = 1972 at 99.3 (MHz)
Frequency 99.1 (MHz)
Format Contemporary Christian
ERP 100,000 watts
HAAT 188 meters
Class C1
Callsign meaning "K T Light 99" (former moniker)
Former callsigns KOYY (1972-11/06/84)
KSPG-FM (11/06/84-01/11/88)
KBUZ (01/11/88-01/12/93)
Owner El Dorado Licenses, Inc.
Website http://www.klove.com/

KTLI 99.1 FM is a radio station in Wichita, Kansas, and licensed to El Dorado, Kansas. The station airs the K-Love Contemporary Christian programming from The Educational Media Foundation. El Dorado Licenses is a wholly owned subsidiary of EMF.[1]

History[edit]

KTLI signed on the air in 1972 at 99.3. Its format history includes rock and adult contemporary as KOYY and country as KSPG-FM.

In February 1988, Gary & Ann Violet purchased KSPG-FM along with KSPG-AM 1360. The country format was dropped on the FM side for urban contemporary as KBUZ (see KYQQ), targeting Wichita, despite its (at the time) poor signal. In the fall of 1989, KBUZ upgraded its signal for better coverage over Wichita; the power increased from 3 kW to 50 kW. Along with an increase in its power, the station changed frequencies from 99.3 to 99.1. The format leaned slightly towards a rhythmic Top 40 direction for a brief period and later moved back to an urban direction.

In December 1991, the Violets once again sold KBUZ along with KSPG-AM. The new owners dropped KBUZ's urban format again, and changed to contemporary Christian as "Light 99" (the KTLI call letters would be adopted on January 12, 1993). This change again left KBUZ's audience, mostly African Americans, upset over the change in format. Wichita would get its third attempt at an urban format in 1993, when KDLE flipped from adult contemporary. KTLI's contemporary Christian format still airs to this day; however, it now carries the satellite fed K-Love contemporary Christian format.

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Coordinates: 37°56′20″N 96°59′20″W / 37.939°N 96.989°W / 37.939; -96.989