WKVV

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WKVV
City of license Searsport, Maine Dexter, Maine
Broadcast area Bangor
Branding K-LOVE
Slogan Positive & Encouraging
Frequency 101.7
Format Contemporary Christian
ERP 2,650 watts
HAAT 306.0 meters
Class B1
Facility ID 59505
Transmitter coordinates Multiple
Former callsigns WZYA, WBYA, WFZX (101.7) WGUY (102.1)
Owner Educational Media Foundation

WKVV (101.7 and 102.1 FM) is a radio station licensed to Searsport, Maine USA, the station serves the Bangor area. The stations are currently owned by the Educational Media Foundation.[1] The stations currently carry Educational Media Foundation's K-LOVE Christian music format simulcasting co-owned WKVZ.

History[edit]

Previous to simulcasting K-LOVE the station was an oldies station simulcasting co-owned WGUY and a modern rock station, owned by Clear Channel Broadcasting. Over Clear Channel's nearly 7 years of ownership the station shifted from classic rock to modern rock, all while carrying the syndicatied Bob & Tom Show. Previous to Clear Channel's ownership, the station was owned by Moonsong Communications, owners of WVOM where it was an Adult Alternative Rock station and simulcasted WVOM for a time. During the 1990s it known as "The Wave" and with the call letters WBYA (no relation to the current WBYA 105.5 in Camden, Maine) simulcasting the classical music of WAVX in Thomaston (Now part of W-BACH). From 2001-2003 and 2004-2006 WFZX was simulcasted on 97.7 WNSX Winter Harbor. From January 2001 to August 2006 the station primarily focused on Classic rock artists such as The Eagles, The Beatles and The Rolling Stones. In September 2006, a shift in programming occurred, playing newer acts such as Nickleback, Three Doors Down, Buckcherry and Red Hot Chili Peppers and still playing harder edged classic rock artists like Aerosmith. A year later, the station would dump the general rock format for Bangor's first modern rock station since the demise of 97X in the 1990s (Now country music WBFB). The station also carried New England Patriots football from 2002 to 2005 and NASCAR racing from Motor Racing Network. The station would carry the modern rock format until Clear Channel Communications sold their entire Maine group to Blueberry Broadcasting. Because of ownership limits in the Bangor market, WGUY and WFZX were to be sold off, carrying an oldies format from September 2008 to February 2009 before adopting the current K-LOVE format.

References[edit]

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

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 44°34′51″N 68°53′49″W / 44.5809°N 68.8970°W / 44.5809; -68.8970