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|Slogan||"80s, 90s, & Early 2000s"|
|Owner||Educational Media Foundation|
|Availability||National, 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. 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 on FM and HD Radio subchannels after a large response to the new format.
On November 2, 2020, K-Love Classics was discontinued.
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. 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.
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. 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
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.
Former Stations Prior to November 2020 Network Closure
|Call Sign||Frequency||State||City of License||Broadcast Market|
|KKLQ-HD3||100.3-3||California||Los Angeles||Los Angeles|
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