WKTR

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WKTR
CSN International logo.png
City Earlysville, Virginia
Broadcast area Charlottesville, Virginia
Central Virginia
Branding "CSN International"'
Frequency 840 kHz
First air date February 17, 1991
Format Contemporary Christian
Religious
Power 8,200 watts daytime only
Class D
Facility ID 73191
Transmitter coordinates 38°15′57.0″N 78°24′53.0″W / 38.265833°N 78.414722°W / 38.265833; -78.414722
Affiliations CSN International
Owner CSN International
(Calvary Chapel of Twin Falls)
Webcast CSN Webstream
Website http://www.csnradio.com/

WKTR is a contemporary Christian and religious formatted broadcast radio station licensed to Earlysville, Virginia, serving Charlottesville. WKTR is owned and operated by CSN International.

History[edit]

Baker Family Stations, then doing business as Rural Radio Service, was first issued a construction permit for 840 kHz in September 1986. WKTR signed on February 17, 1991, with a religious talk format. The station is a rimshot daytimer with a transmitter located near Stanardsville, Virginia. [1] [2]

By 2005, the station was still running religious talk under the branding "The Ministry Station". That March 1, it became the Charlottesville market's first ESPN Radio affiliate under the branding "ESPN 840 Charlottesville". [3]

In 2010-11, WKTR flipped twice more: first to Southern gospel by joining the Joy FM network on June 30, 2010, then to country in a simulcast of WBNN-FM (105.3 MHz) in Buckingham County the next January 1. [4]

Baker donated WKTR, by then valued at just $120,000, to CSN International on October 15, 2015. [5] CSN is in the process of moving an FM translator from Eden, North Carolina to the Charlottesville antenna farm on Carter Mountain under the FCC's AM revitalization program.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Broadcasting Yearbook 2010 (PDF). ProQuest, LLC/Reed Publishing (Nederland), B.V. 2010. p. D-563. Retrieved November 27, 2015. 
  2. ^ "WKTR Facility Data". FCCData. 
  3. ^ Corbin, Robert (March 2, 2005). "Group takes stations to Sports". VARTV. 
  4. ^ Corbin, Robert (January 18, 2011). "Big Country now on AM too". VARTV. 
  5. ^ "Charlottesville AM Daytimer Donated". All Access. October 15, 2015. 

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