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City Ironwood, Michigan
Branding K-Love
Slogan Positive & Encouraging
Frequency 88.3 MHz
First air date 2008
Format Christian contemporary
Language(s) English
ERP 300 watts (vertical)
HAAT 157 meters (515 ft)
Class A
Facility ID 92279
Transmitter coordinates 46°26′28″N 90°11′26″W / 46.44111°N 90.19056°W / 46.44111; -90.19056
Callsign meaning K-LOVE IronWood
Former callsigns WICE (2005–2007)
WLVM (2007–2012)[1]
Affiliations K-LOVE
Owner Educational Media Foundation
Webcast Listen Live
Website klove.com

WKIW (88.3 FM) is an American radio station licensed to serve the community of Ironwood, Michigan. The station, established in 2008, is owned and operated by the Educational Media Foundation.


WKIW broadcasts a Christian contemporary format as an affiliate of the K-LOVE network.[2]


In December 1998, Broadcasting for the Challenged, Inc., applied to the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) for a construction permit for a new broadcast radio station. The FCC granted this permit on July 18, 2005, with a scheduled expiration date of July 18, 2008.[3] The new station was assigned call sign "WICE" on July 28, 2005.[1]

In April 2007, Broadcasting for the Challenged, Inc., contracted to sell the permit for WICE as part of a nine-station deal with the Educational Media Foundation for a combined sale price of $400,000. The FCC approved the sale on June 13, 2007, and the transaction was formally consummated on July 23, 2007.[4]

The new owners had the FCC change the station's call sign to "WLVM" on August 20, 2007.[5] After construction and testing were completed in July 2008, the station was granted its broadcast license on September 3, 2008.[6]

The station changed its call letters to "WKIW" on March 2, 2012, to allow EMF to move the WLVM call sign to the K-LOVE station in Mobile, Alabama.[1]


  1. ^ a b c "Call Sign History". CDBS Public Access Database. U.S. Federal Communications Commission Media Bureau. Retrieved March 5, 2012. 
  2. ^ "Station Information Profile". Arbitron. Retrieved March 1, 2012. 
  3. ^ "Application Search Details (BPED-19981203MI)". FCC Media Bureau. July 18, 2005. Retrieved March 1, 2012. 
  4. ^ "Application Search Details (BAPED-20070417ACE)". FCC Media Bureau. July 23, 2007. Retrieved March 1, 2012. 
  5. ^ "Call Sign History". CDBS Public Access Database. FCC Media Bureau. August 20, 2007. Retrieved March 1, 2012. 
  6. ^ "Application Search Details (BLED-20080716AGQ)". FCC Media Bureau. September 3, 2008. Retrieved March 1, 2012. 

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