K-Love Classics

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K-LOVE Classics
KLove Classics Radio.png
TypeRadio network
Country
United States
Slogan"80s, 90s, & Early 2000s"
Ownership
OwnerEducational Media Foundation
History
Launch date2018
ClosedNovember 2020
Coverage
AvailabilityNational, through broadcast stations and translators

K-Love Classics was a Christian classic hits radio network owned by Educational Media Foundation (EMF) and is carried over FM stations, translators, and HD subchannels in the United States. Such stations include WAIW 88.1 in Wheaton, Illinois. The network was one of the formats produced by EMF.[1] Airing Christian music from the 1980s, 1990s, and early in the decade of the 2000s, the K-Love Classics format debuted in June 2018 as an internet-only station but quickly moved to terrestrial radio[2] on FM and HD Radio subchannels after a large response to the new format.

On November 2, 2020, K-Love Classics was discontinued.[3]

History[edit]

K-Love Classics was launched in June 2018 as an online-only station featuring classic Christian songs from the 1980s, 1990s, and the early part of the decade of the 2000s, akin to the secular classic hits format.[4] In response to popular demand, Educational Media Foundation (EMF) began airing the format over its nationwide network of full-power FM stations, low-power translators, and HD Radio subchannels. In August 2018, WAIW in Wheaton, Illinois (a suburb of Chicago) became the first terrestrial radio station to broadcast K-Love Classics.[5]

More stations were added over the next several weeks, including in Palm Springs, California as well as subchannels of WLVU in Nashville and KLVB in Sacramento. For a brief period starting in August 2018, K-Love Classics was available in Los Angeles on KKLQ-HD3, but the following month it was replaced with Radio Nueva Vida programming. However, in August 2020, K-Love Classics came back to the Los Angeles airwaves on KYLA-HD3 and KYRA-HD3.

On November 2, 2020, K-Love Classics was discontinued; the stations carrying the network flipped to a transitional Christmas music program as K-Love Christmas, with the EMF stating plans for new programming to premiere in 2021.[6] On January 1, 2021, K-LOVE launched K-LOVE 90's and K-LOVE 2000's across the network of stations that had previous been K-LOVE Classics.

List of stations[edit]

In addition to the online stream, K-Love Classics was relayed by numerous terrestrial radio stations throughout the United States. The following list of stations is the extent of the network as of its total shutdown in early November 2020. Unless otherwise indicated, all stations are on the FM band.[7]

Call Sign Frequency State City of License Broadcast Market Format now
KLJK 94.7 Arkansas Weiner Jonesboro K-LOVE 2000's
K270AI 101.9 California Cathedral City Palm Springs K-LOVE 2000's
KLXB-HD2 105.1-2 California Cathedral City Palm Springs K-LOVE 2000's
KARJ-HD2 92.1-2 California Escondido San Diego K-LOVE 2000's
KYLA-HD3 92.7-3 California Fountain Valley Los Angeles K-LOVE 2000's
KYRA-HD3 92.7-3 California Thousand Oaks Los Angeles K-LOVE 2000's
KLSB-HD3 97.5-3 California Goleta Santa Barbara K-LOVE 2000's
K227BI 93.3 California Santa Barbara Santa Barbara K-LOVE 2000's
K270BE 101.9 California Modesto Modesto K-LOVE 2000's
KLXF-HD3 90.5-3 California Modesto Modesto K-LOVE 2000's
K208CW 89.5 California Monterey Monterey K-LOVE 2000's
KLVB-HD3 99.5-3 California Citrus Heights Sacramento K-LOVE 90's
KLVS-HD3 107.3-3 California Livermore San Francisco K-LOVE 90's
K281BU 104.1 California San Francisco San Francisco K-LOVE 90's
KLVM-HD2 88.9-2 California Santa Cruz Salinas-Monterey K-LOVE 2000's
KNVM 89.7 California Prunedale Salinas-Monterey K-LOVE 90's
KJLV-HD3 97.7-3 California Los Altos San Jose K-LOVE 90's
K205BN 88.9 California Los Gatos San Jose K-LOVE 90's
K265CV 100.9 California Fremont Fremont K-LOVE 90's
KLDV-HD3 91.1-3 Colorado Denver Denver K-LOVE 2000's
WLVW-HD2 107.3-2 DC Washington, DC Washington, DC K-LOVE 2000's
WAKL-HD3 106.7-3 Georgia Gainesville Atlanta K-LOVE 2000's
KLUU-HD3 103.5-3 Hawaii Wahiawa Honolulu K-LOVE 90's
WLWX 88.1 Illinois Wheaton Chicago K-LOVE 90's
WCKL-HD3 97.9 Illinois Chicago Chicago K-LOVE 2000's
WLAI-HD2 107.1-2 Kentucky Wilmore Lexington K-LOVE 90's
WDKL-HD3 102.7-3 Michigan Detroit Detroit K-LOVE 2000's
W215CH 90.9 Michigan Grand Ledge Lansing K-LOVE 2000's
KDTI 90.3 Michigan Rochester Hills Detroit K-LOVE 2000's
WARW-HD2 96.7-2 New York Port Chester New York City K-LOVE 2000's
WPLJ-HD2 95.5-2 New York New York City New York City K-LOVE 90's
WKFV-HD3 107.3-3 North Carolina Clinton Fayetteville K-LOVE 2000's
W272DD 102.3 North Carolina Fayetteville Fayetteville K-LOVE 2000's
WWLV-HD3 94.1-3 North Carolina Lexington Winston-Salem K-LOVE 2000's
WRCM-HD3 91.9-3 North Carolina Wingate Charlotte K-LOVE 90's
W205CP 88.9 North Carolina Winston-Salem Winston-Salem K-LOVE 2000's
WPAY (AM) 1520 kHz Ohio Rossford Toledo K-LOVE 90's
W221BG 92.1 Ohio Toledo Toledo K-LOVE 90's
KLVP-HD3 97.9-3 Oregon Aloha Portland K-LOVE 90's
K279BO 103.7 Oregon Portland Portland K-LOVE 90's
KLVU-HD3 107.1-3 Oregon Sweet Home Eugene K-LOVE 90's
KLMD-HD2 101.5-2 Oregon Talent Medford K-LOVE 90's
K243AF 96.5 Oregon Medford Medford K-LOVE 90's
KJKF 88.9 Oregon Klamath Falls Klamath Falls K-LOVE 2000's
WKVP-HD3 106.9-3 Pennsylvania Camden, New Jersey Philadelphia K-LOVE 2000's
W250CY 97.9 Pennsylvania West View Pittsburgh K-LOVE 2000's
WPKV-HD3 98.3-3 Pennsylvania Duquesne Pittsburgh K-LOVE 2000's
WMHK-HD3 89.7-3 South Carolina Columbia Columbia K-LOVE 2000's
WLVU-HD3 97.1-3 Tennessee Belle Meade Nashville K-LOVE 90's
KVLR-HD3 92.5-3 Texas Sunset Valley Austin K-LOVE 90's

Former Stations Prior to November 2020 Network Closure[edit]

Call Sign Frequency State City of License Broadcast Market
KKLJ 100.1 California Julian San Diego
KKLQ-HD3 100.3-3 California Los Angeles Los Angeles

References[edit]

  1. ^ "K-LOVE Radio". www.facebook.com. Retrieved 2018-10-02.
  2. ^ "EMF Places 'K-Love Classics' On Illinois FM". Insideradio.com. Retrieved 2018-10-02.
  3. ^ "EMF Shuts Down K-Love Classics". RadioInsight. Retrieved 2020-11-09.
  4. ^ Venta, Lance (August 15, 2018). "EMF Launches Christian Classic Hits "K-Love Classics"". RadioInsight. RadioBB Networks. Retrieved August 18, 2018.
  5. ^ "EMF Places 'K-Love Classics' On Illinois FM". Inside Radio. Atlanta, Georgia. August 16, 2018. Retrieved August 18, 2018.
  6. ^ "EMF Shuts Down K-Love Classics". RadioInsight. Retrieved 2020-11-14.
  7. ^ "K-Love Classics Public File" (PDF). K-Love. 2019-10-03.

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