KLVP

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KLVP
City Aloha, Oregon
Broadcast area Portland, Oregon
Branding K-Love
Slogan Positive and Encouraging
Frequency 97.9 MHz (also on HD Radio)
First air date 1958 (as KFMY in Eugene)
Format Contemporary Christian
HD2: K-Love Christmas music
ERP 52,350 watts
HAAT 387 meters (1,270 ft)
Class C1
Facility ID 12501
Transmitter coordinates 45°29′20″N 122°41′40″W / 45.48889°N 122.69444°W / 45.48889; -122.69444
Callsign meaning K-LoVe Portland
Former callsigns Eugene:
KFMY (1958-1978)
KUGN-FM (1978-1998)
KKTT (1998-2001)
KNRQ-FM (2001-2013)
Aloha:
KXPC-FM (7/2013-10/2013)
Affiliations K-Love
Owner Educational Media Foundation
Webcast Listen Live
Website klove.com

KLVP (97.9 FM) is a radio station licensed to serve Aloha, Oregon, and the Portland, Oregon, United States, radio market. The station is owned, and the broadcast license held, by the Educational Media Foundation.

History[edit]

The station signed on in the Eugene, Oregon area as KFMY in 1958. On August 9, 1978, the call sign was changed to KUGN-FM. The call sign was then changed to KKTT on March 16, 1998 which remained until August 15, 2001 when the call sign was changed to KNRQ-FM.

As KNRQ-FM, the station became alternative rock, much like its then sister station WFTK in Cincinnati. On August 31, 2012 it was announced that Educational Media Foundation would sell 103.7 FM (then KXPC-FM) to Cumulus and Cumulus would move KNRQ from 97.9 FM to the new frequency when the 97.9 frequency moves to Portland, Oregon.[1] On July 28, 2013, Cumulus moved KNRQ to 103.7 at midnight (PDT) and relocated the KXPC calls to 97.9, where it began testing the signal in the Portland area with music until its transmitter is signed on, as part of its deal to close on its swap with EMF on August 1, 2013.[2]

KXPC-FM's former 103.7 frequency was granted a U.S. Federal Communications Commission (FCC) construction permit to change the city of license to Harrisburg, Oregon and increase the ERP to 100,000 watts.

On September 30, 2013 KXPC returned to the air on 97.9 FM with K-Love contemporary Christian.

On October 29, 2013 KXPC changed its call letters to KLVP, to go with the K-Love contemporary Christian format.


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