WILV

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WILV
CityLoves Park, Illinois
Broadcast areaRockford, Illinois
Janesville, Wisconsin
Beloit, Wisconsin
BrandingK-LOVE
Slogan"Positive, Encouraging, K-LOVE"
Frequency91.1 FM (MHz)
First air dateMarch 28, 1988[1]
FormatChristian Contemporary
ERP7,000 watts
HAAT161 meters (528 ft)
ClassB1
Former callsignsWGSL (1987-2015)
AffiliationsK-LOVE
OwnerEducational Media Foundation
Sister stationsWQFL
WebcastListen live
Websitehttp://www.klove.com/

WILV (91.1 FM) is a radio station broadcasting a Christian Contemporary format as an affiliate of K-LOVE. Licensed to Loves Park, Illinois and serving the Rockford, Illinois area, the station is currently owned by Educational Media Foundation.[2]

History[edit]

WILV began broadcasting as WGSL on March 28, 1988.[1] The station was owned by Rockford First Assembly of God and aired a Christian format branded "Radio 91", with the slogan "Your Home for Life".[3][4][5][6] The station aired Christian talk and teaching programs such as In Touch with Dr. Charles Stanley, Back to the Bible, Focus on the Family, and Grace to You with John MacArthur,[7] as well as Christian music and Pacific Garden Mission's Christian radio drama Unshackled!.[8][3] In 2009, the station was sold to Educational Media Foundation, along with 100.9 WQFL, for $2 million.[4][9]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Broadcasting & Cable Yearbook 1989, Broadcasting & Cable. 1989. p. B-94. Retrieved August 26, 2018.
  2. ^ WILV, fcc.gov. Retrieved August 26, 2018.
  3. ^ a b Ghrist, John R. (1996). Valley Voices: A Radio History. Crossroads Communications. p. 478-479.
  4. ^ a b Bona, Thomas V. "K-LOVE owner takes over Rockford radio stations", Rockford Register Star. June 5, 2009. Retrieved August 26, 2018.
  5. ^ "OTW: TV51, Radio 91 team up for family fun". Rock River Times. August 31, 2005. Archived from the original on January 1, 2014. Retrieved August 26, 2018.
  6. ^ "Radio91 Your Home For Life". Radio 91. Archived from the original on March 1, 2000. Retrieved August 26, 2018.
  7. ^ "Radio 91 Schedule: Monday-Thursday". Radio 91. Archived from the original on June 9, 2000. Retrieved August 26, 2018.
  8. ^ "Radio 91 Schedule: Saturday". Radio 91. Archived from the original on November 2, 2000. Retrieved August 26, 2018.
  9. ^ "Asset Purchase Agreement", fcc.gov. May 8, 2009. Retrieved August 26, 2018.

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Coordinates: 42°19′20″N 89°00′41″W / 42.32222°N 89.01139°W / 42.32222; -89.01139