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City Waterloo, Iowa
Broadcast area Waterloo/Cedar Rapids/Iowa City/Dubuque
Branding Life 101.9
Frequency 101.9 MHz FM
First air date 1965
Format Contemporary Christian music
ERP 100,000 watts
HAAT 479 meters (1,571 feet)
Class C
Callsign meaning K-NorthWeStern College
Owner Northwestern College

KNWS-FM, also known as Life 101.9, is a radio station in Waterloo, Iowa, United States, that is owned and operated by University Of Northwestern, St. Paul in Roseville, Minnesota, and supported by donations from the local community.

Life 101.9 broadcasts Contemporary Christian music. Its signal covers Waterloo, Cedar Rapids, Iowa City and surrounding areas in eastern Iowa. A live stream is available on its website. The station also broadcasts its programming on translator stations K245AZ, serving Dubuque at 96.9FM; and, K242BX, serving Marshalltown at 96.3 FM.

Brent Manion hosts The Morning Show from 6-9am weekdays. The show consists of music interspersed with news, weather, public affairs interviews and listener participation. Other station personalities include Mya Thomas, Doug Smith, Dan Raymond and Mike Lanser.

24 hours a day (except for a church service on Sunday mornings), the radio station broadcasts commercial-free contemporary Christian music.

Life 101.9's sister station, Faith Radio, broadcasts a Christian talk and teaching format.

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Coordinates: 42°24′04″N 91°50′38″W / 42.401°N 91.844°W / 42.401; -91.844