WKLU

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WKLU
City Brownsburg, Indiana
Broadcast area Indianapolis, Indiana
Branding K-LOVE
Slogan Positive and Encouraging
Frequency 101.9 MHz
First air date 1992
Format Contemporary Christian
ERP 4,000 watts
HAAT 110 meters
Class A
Facility ID 54289
Callsign meaning K-LUv (callsign predates current format)
Affiliations K-LOVE
Owner Educational Media Foundation
Webcast Listen Live!
Website klove.com

WKLU (101.9 FM) is a radio station licensed to Brownsburg, Indiana, and serving the Indianapolis metropolitan area. The station is an affiliate of K-LOVE.

History[edit]

WKLU was signed on the air in 1992 as WQFE, utilizing an approximately 300' tower, located in Hendricks County. The station played easy listening music.

In September 1994, WQFE changed to an oldies format that flopped.

In 1999, Bruce Quinn "Bruce the Radio Pirate" took over his family owned station, the call letters were changed to WKLU and branded as KOOL-101.9. The format evolved to a loose variant of classic rock - specializing in songs that Indianapolis radio stations didn't play, including songs from "jam bands." In 2004 the Quinns sold the station to a Miami radio entrepreneur, Russ Oasis, who moved the tower to its current location and reformatted the station to a more commercially viable classic hits format. At midnight on December 4, 2007, WKLU flipped to an oldies format based on the hits of the 1960s and 1970s.

On July 15, 2009; WKLU was sold by Russ Oasis to Educational Media Foundation and the station switched to K-LOVE (Contemporary Christian) on September 15, 2009. While the K-LOVE format is national, the station broadcasts public affairs programming for Brownsburg and Hendricks County on select Sunday nights. In addition, the WKLU studios are used for the K-LOVE morning show which is heard nationwide.

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Coordinates: 39°47′13″N 86°17′56″W / 39.787°N 86.299°W / 39.787; -86.299