KKLV

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KKLV
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City Kaysville, Utah
Broadcast area Salt Lake City-Ogden-Provo, Utah
Branding K-Love
Slogan "Positive - Encouraging"
Frequency 107.5 MHz
First air date 1978
Format Contemporary Christian
ERP 22,000 watts
HAAT 1,243 metres (4,078 ft)
Class C
Facility ID 69553
Transmitter coordinates 40°39′35″N 112°12′5″W / 40.65972°N 112.20139°W / 40.65972; -112.20139Coordinates: 40°39′35″N 112°12′5″W / 40.65972°N 112.20139°W / 40.65972; -112.20139 (Farnsworth Peak)
Callsign meaning "K-Love"
Former callsigns KMGR (1985–1992)
KMXB (1992–1996)
KENZ (1996–2005)
KKAT-FM (2005–2011)
Owner Educational Media Foundation
Sister stations KNKL
Webcast Listen Live
Website klove.com

KKLV (107.5 FM, "K-Love") is an American Contemporary Christian music formatted radio station broadcasting to the Salt Lake City metropolitan area. The station is licensed to serve the community of Kaysville, Utah, and is owned by the Educational Media Foundation. It was previously owned and operated by Wasatch Radio, LLC as trustee which Citadel Broadcasting divested, four months after picking up KHTB in the Salt Lake City cluster.[1] While previously transmitting from Lake Mountain, the station now transmits from Farnsworth Peak, west of Salt Lake City.

History[edit]

The station's former radio tower, located atop Lake Mountain.
Former "Country Legends" logo.

KKLV signed on in 1978 as KABE on 107.1 in Orem, Utah. It ran what would be known as an adult hits format until 1983 when the station was moved to 107.5 and ran a stylized pop format as KUUT from 1983 until 1984. From 1984 to 1992, the station was known as KMGR, when in 1992, the call letters changed to KMXB before becoming KENZ in 1996.

107.5 The End[edit]

From January 1996 to 2005, the station was known as KENZ. It used its dial position to become known as "107.5 The End".[2] The End carried an Adult Album Alternative format, similar to the later incarnation of KENZ lower on the dial on 101.9. KENZ moved down the dial to provide a better signal to the area. Since the station was broadcasting from Lake Mountain, it had difficulties covering the northern end of the Wasatch Front. The station did have a booster in Bountiful to increase signal coverage due to a terrain shadow.

Country Legends[edit]

When KENZ moved to 101.9, the station became known as KKAT. KKAT was perhaps best known as "Country Legends 107.5" with the morning show hosted by Country Joe. It played mostly classic country hits. The station was in operation from 2005–2010, before being sold to EMF. The station's former sister stations included KUBL, KENZ, KHTB, KBER, KBEE, KJQS, KFNZ and KKAT.

K-LOVE[edit]

In late March 2010, KKAT flipped to the contemporary Christian rebroadcast of K-LOVE.[3] The KKAT website advised listeners to tune to the station's sister signal KUBL. The website also thanked listeners and stated the station was under new ownership.[4] In March 2011, the station changed call letters to KKLV, reflecting the new format the station has held since 2010. KKLV and its sister station KNKL effectively cover the entire Wasatch Front with the same programming.[5]

The station now has a booster with 1,000 watts broadcasting from Lewis Peak, north of Park City, Utah.[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Radio Deals: Salt Lake City, Nevada and Georgia". Radio-Info.com. June 13, 2008. Retrieved June 13, 2008. 
  2. ^ http://www.americanradiohistory.com/Archive-RandR/1990s/1996/R&R-1996-01-05.pdf
  3. ^ "Citadel Sells Country Legends 107.5 in Salt Lake City". News.radio-online.com. Retrieved 2014-01-03. 
  4. ^ "Country Legends 107.5 former homepage". Countrylegends1075.com. Retrieved 2014-01-03. 
  5. ^ "Find a K-LOVE radio station near you". K-LOVE. Retrieved 2014-01-03. 
  6. ^ KKLV FM Query

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