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CityJulian, California
Broadcast areaSan Diego, California
BrandingRadio Nueva Vida
Frequency100.1 MHz
Repeater(s)92.1-3 KARJ-HD3 Escondido, California
First air dateOctober 23, 1991
FormatReligious programming
ERP110 watts
HAAT679 meters (2,228 ft)
Facility ID49854
Transmitter coordinates33°9′33″N 116°36′53″W / 33.15917°N 116.61472°W / 33.15917; -116.61472
Former callsignsKBNN (1987-1995)
KLVW (1995-1997)
KLVJ (1997-2015)
KPRI (2015-2017)
AffiliationsRadio Nueva Vida
OperatorThe Association for Community Education
OwnerEducational Media Foundation

KKLJ (100.1 FM, "Radio Nueva Vida") is a non-commercial educational radio station that is licensed to Julian, California and broadcasts to the San Diego, California area. The station is owned by Educational Media Foundation, but operated by the Association for Community Education, airing the Spanish Christian teaching and music format, Radio Nueva Vida.

It is relayed onto the HD3 channel of KARJ.


The station first signed on October 23, 1991 as KBNN; it was owned by Nuevo Communications Inc. and broadcast a soft adult contemporary music format with frequent local news reports.[1] In May 1995, Nuevo Communications sold KBNN to Cruce Dun Spero Fido for $450,000.[2] On November 1, 1995, KBNN changed its call letters to KLVW.[3]

On January 30, 1997, Educational Media Foundation (EMF) purchased KLVW for $34,168;[4] the organization soon flipped the station to contemporary Christian music from its nationally syndicated K-Love network. The call sign was changed to KLVJ on May 19, 1997.[3]

On September 28, 2015, EMF announced it had purchased KPRI, an adult album alternative station licensed to Encinitas, California on 102.1 FM, from Compass Radio. KPRI began airing K-Love that afternoon.[5] On October 27, 2015, KPRI and KLVJ swapped call signs, with the 100.1 FM frequency becoming KPRI.[6]

On December 14, 2017, KPRI changed its call letters to KKLJ.[3] In October 2018, the station flipped to the K-Love Classics format playing a mix of 80s, 90s and 2000s Christian Music.

However in early December 2018, the station switched formats to Radio Nueva Vida[7].It is now operated by the Association for Community Education, although the station is still legally owned by EMF.


  1. ^ "Directory of Radio Stations in the U.S." (PDF). Broadcasting & Cable Yearbook. R.R. Bowker. 1994. p. B-38. Retrieved May 20, 2018.
  2. ^ "Changing Hands" (PDF). Broadcasting & Cable. R.R. Bowker. May 15, 1995. p. 51. Retrieved May 20, 2018.
  3. ^ a b c "Call Sign History: KKLJ". U.S. Federal Communications Commission, audio division. Retrieved May 20, 2018.
  4. ^ "Directory of Radio Stations in the U.S." (PDF). Broadcasting & Cable. R.R. Bowker. 1998. p. D-48. Retrieved May 20, 2018.
  5. ^ Peterson, Karla (September 28, 2015). "Alt-rock radio station KPRI-FM sold". San Diego Union-Tribune. Tribune Publishing. Retrieved September 30, 2015.
  6. ^ Ashworth, Susan (November 10, 2015). "FCC Hands Out October Call Signs". Radio World. Alexandria, Virginia: NewBay Media. Retrieved May 21, 2018.
  7. ^ "Estaciones |". nuevavida.com. Retrieved 2018-12-20.

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Coordinates: 33°N 116°W / 33°N 116°W / 33; -116