WKVB

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WKVB
City of license Port Matilda, Pennsylvania
Broadcast area State College, Pennsylvania
Branding K-Love
Slogan Positive and Encouraging
Frequency 107.9 MHz
Format Contemporary Christian
ERP 450 watts
HAAT 358 meters
Class A
Facility ID 63546
Transmitter coordinates 40°55′11.00″N 77°58′28.00″W / 40.9197222°N 77.9744444°W / 40.9197222; -77.9744444
Former callsigns WXXZ (1992-1994)
WIKN (1994-1999)
WNCL (1999-2002)
WJHT (2002-2005)
Affiliations K-LOVE
Owner Educational Media Foundation
Webcast Listen Live
Website klove.com

WKVB (107.9 FM) is a radio station broadcasting Contemporary Christian programming from the K-LOVE radio network. Licensed to Port Matilda, Pennsylvania, USA, the station serves the State College area. The station is currently owned by Educational Media Foundation.[1]

History[edit]

In 1994 WXXZ Port Matilda came on air quickly changing call sign to WIKN. Wink 108 programmed a rock-leaning CHR format. Due to a dispute between the license holder and the management group running the station it went dark April 1, 1995.

The station was sold to Telemedia and became a sister station to 97.1 WQWK and 1390 WRSC. The station then came back on the air in the summer of 1995, again as Wink 108, but with a Hot AC format. In 1999, 107.9s tower was later moved north, power increased to 6,000 watts, and call sign changed to WNCL-FM, at which time the station became "Cool 107nine, All Oldies, All the Time" and later "Good Time Oldies, Cool 107nine" playing an oldies format focusing mostly on top 40 music of the 1960s. DJs on this station included Dave Shannon in the morning, "Little" Liane Margaret, Tom Howard, "Jesuit" Jay Stevens, and "Sultry" Sammi Craig, the nicknames having been bestowed by Shannon.

The call sign was later changed to WJHT (Hot 107.9 ) with a rhythmic CHR format that included several popular DJs like Mayor Mike Jax, The Rob and DJ Grooves. Mayor Mike Jax now does afternoons for WAMO 100 in Pittsburgh, PA. DJ Grooves was most recently the music director at Wired 96.5 in Philadelphia and 98.7 Amp Radio in Detroit. He also produces a popular mixshow that is syndicated on many stations throughout the United States. The Rob is now the morning talent at 106.1 Kiss FM in Evansville, IN. All three still stay in touch and return to State College on occasion.

The frequency was sold in 2004 became the Christian contemporary radio format of today.

See also[edit]

Other K-LOVE stations in Pennsylvania include:

References[edit]

  1. ^ "WKVB Facility Record". United States Federal Communications Commission, audio division. 

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