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City Julian, California
Broadcast area San Diego, California
Branding K-Love
Slogan "Positive, Encouraging"
Frequency 100.1 MHz
First air date October 23, 1991
Format Christian Contemporary
ERP 110 watts
HAAT 679 meters (2,228 ft)
Class A
Facility ID 49854
Transmitter coordinates 33°9′33″N 116°36′53″W / 33.15917°N 116.61472°W / 33.15917; -116.61472
Former callsigns KBNN (1987-1995)
KLVW (1995-1997)
KLVJ (1997-2015)
KPRI (2015-2017)
Affiliations K-Love
Owner Educational Media Foundation
Webcast Listen Live
Website KLove.com

KKLJ (100.1 FM, "K-Love") 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 and airs a Christian contemporary music format, carrying the nationally syndicated K-Love network.


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]


  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. 

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