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|Availability||National, through translators|
|Slogan||"The Positive Alternative"|
|Owner||Educational Media Foundation|
Air1 is a contemporary hit radio (CHR) radio network in the United States, playing Contemporary Christian music, especially the Top 40 hits. It is operated by the non-profit Educational Media Foundation and is heard throughout the United States including the outskirts of Los Angeles, California, Fort Smith, Arkansas, and Decatur, Illinois.
In 1986, KLRD began broadcasting Christian music from Yucaipa, California, and went by the on-air moniker K-LORD. In 1994, KXRD was started as a sister station to KLRD. In 1995, K-LORD changed their name to "Air 1" and began broadcasting via satellite from St. Helens, Oregon. In 1999, Air 1 joined with EMF Broadcasting, and finally in 2002, it moved its headquarters to Rocklin, California. Air 1 makes use of broadcast translators to spread the signal across much of the country. As of November 2011, the network lists 90 full powered radio stations and 125 translators of various power levels reaching 40 states.
Current staff 
Air1’s on-air staff each have their own dedicated time slot. Here is the schedule for weekdays:
|2:00||6:00||Brant Hansen (Playback from previous show)|
|6:00||11:00||Eric and Mandy|
Times listed in this table are in the Eastern Time Zone.
The network's program director is Paul Goldsmith.
Nikki used to have Ashton's time slot during weekdays. However, she is now the producer for Brant Hansen's show, during which she can sometimes be heard on air as a cameo. She is also on air during weekend evenings. For this reason, she is nicknamed "Nikki at night".
Former staff 
- Sean - formerly was part of the "Sean and Mandy" show, which was discontinued on September 29, 2011. There is a recording of the last Sean and Mandy show available for download. Mandy temporarily hosted a solo morning show before finally working with Eric.
- Coppelia - formerly occupied the time slot which now belongs to Lori. She left Air 1 at roughly the same time that Sean did. Her Facebook page has been removed, but she continues to maintain a personal Twitter account. Sean and Mandy said that "Coppelia took a job with another ministry in Houston - […] we miss her :( we wish her well! :)"
Board & Financial Information 
Air1 is governed by the Educational Media Foundation, a 501(c)3 not-for-profit ministry. No individual owns any stock in the corporation, which is held for charitable purposes. The Board of Directors at large serve without compensation for rotating four-year terms, and a person with supervisory accounting experience holds one of the board positions.
In addition, EMF is a member of the Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability (ECFA). Founded by Billy Graham, the ECFA oversees EMF's financial affairs, ethics and reporting standards.
EMF is recognized by Charity Navigator with a Four Star rating, the highest given to charities. In addition, EMF is audited yearly by an independent accounting firm, ensuring accuracy and completeness of its books and records.
Charity Navigator also reports K-LOVE's CEO Mike Novak's compensation was $463,420, including bonuses, in 2010.
Air 1 stations are licensed as NCE (non-commercial educational license) radio stations. Therefore, most of Air 1's funding is provided by donations. The majority of donations are made during seasonal pledge drives (usually in the spring and in the fall).
Since 2003, Air 1 listeners can vote on their favorite songs in a process called Mixology. The program was formerly known as the Air 1 Music Lab. Listeners register at www.air1.com/mix and receive periodic e-mails surveying their opinions of current songs. Each song is rated from a scale of 1 to 5 and listeners indicate how often they would like to hear the song played. Air 1 then compiles the data collected and produces a weekly top song chart where listeners can hear a sample of the song, obtain its lyrics, or click a link to buy it online.
Mixology Live  is an interactive media space where Air 1 listeners tune-in and log-on every week night to Air 1.com  (10pm-Midnight Eastern and 7-9pm Pacific) to vote for the next song to be played on the radio, recommend new songs to be added to the potential play list, and chat with other Air 1 listeners. Most listeners who interact on the media page login with their Facebook accounts. Logging-in with a Facebook account gives the user greater value for their activity on the media page when they vote for the next song to be played on the radio.
To vote for a song on Mixology Live, one simply has to click on the red or green arrows beside a song title. The green arrow facing upward indicates the ascension of a song up the play list. The red arrow facing downward indicates the descension of a song down the play list. The song at the top of the play list is the next song to be played on the radio. All those who voted for the song appear as a string of Facebook pictures at the top of the media page. On the right side of the page is a search bar that allows listeners to search for songs that they would like to recommend to be added to the play list. If a song cannot be found with the search bar, an option is given to the user to message the DJ. The regular host for Mixology Live  is Ashton. From 10pm-Midnight Eastern and 7-9pm Pacific, Mixology Live can be streamed from Air 1.com.
Air 1 yearly produces a top countdown from all of the top songs from that year. Past top songs have been:
- "Dear X (You Don't Own Me)" by Disciple in 2010
- "Give Me Your Eyes" by Brandon Heath in 2008
- "East To West" by Casting Crowns in 2007
- "My Savior My God" by Aaron Shust in 2006
- "Take Me" by Hawk Nelson in 2005
- "Blessed Be Your Name" by Tree63 in 2004
- "Run" by Kutless in 2003.
These songs stay in rotation for occasional airplay on Air 1.
Dan Dillard is the news anchor during the Air1 Morning Show from 6:00 – 11:00 EST [2. News reporters include Jennifer James, Rebecca Bennett and Joel Roberts.
Air 1 also airs a 30-minute, in-depth news report called Closer Look, once a week at 6:00pm PT, followed by local public affairs programming specific to each individual station. The Closer Look segment are made available as "click-able" reports on the news  portion of the www.air1.com website. Many of their daily news reports are available online the network's news page.
See also 
- "Air 1 Staff".
- "@Air1Nikki - Twitter". Twitter. Retrieved 2011-11-10].
- "Sean and Mandy last show MP3".
- "Sean and Mandy - Facebook".
- Air 1 Music Lab
- Air 1 Music Lab