WKYV

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WKYV
KLOVE 2014.png
City Petersburg, Virginia
Broadcast area Petersburg, Virginia
Richmond, Virginia
Branding K-Love
Slogan Positive and Encouraging
Frequency 100.3 MHz
First air date December, 1992[1]
Format Contemporary Christian
Power 4,500 watts
HAAT 116 meters (381 ft)
Class A
Facility ID 21826
Callsign meaning W K-Love Y Virginia
Former callsigns WSVV (1991-1994)
WSOJ (1994-1999)
WARV-FM (1999-2017)[2]
Owner Educational Media Foundation
Sister stations WLFV, WLRB, WLRJ, WARV-FM
Webcast Listen Live
Website klove.com

WKYV (100.3 MHz) is a commercial FM radio station, licensed to Petersburg, Virginia and serving the Greater Richmond Region in Virginia.[3] The station is branded as "K-Love" and features a Contemporary Christian format. The station is owned by Educational Media Foundation (EMF).[4] WKYV's transmitter is located off Johnson Road in Petersburg.[5]

History[edit]

Prior to becoming K-Love in 2017, the station was owned by Alpha Media. The station featured a country music format branded as "The Wolf," and was part of a simulcast with sister station WLFV. On December 5, 2016, EMF filed an application with the FCC to purchase both WARV-FM and WLFV.[6]

On March 22, 2017, the station began stunting, directing listeners to sister station WWLB (the classic country-formatted "Hank FM").[7] On March 23, 2017, EMF re-launched the station as K-Love.[8]

On April 24, 2017, WARV-FM became WKYV as part of a call letter exchange with its sister station on 90.1 FM in Colonial Heights (the WARV-FM calls were a better match for that station's new identity as part of EMF's Air1 network).

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WARV-FM WLFV-FM 2015.PNG

References[edit]

  1. ^ Broadcasting Yearbook 2010 (PDF). ProQuest, LLC/Reed Publishing (Nederland), B.V. 2010. p. D-562. Retrieved July 6, 2015. 
  2. ^ "Call Sign History". Federal Communications Commission, audio division. Retrieved July 6, 2015. 
  3. ^ "Arbitron Station Information Profiles". Nielsen Audio/Nielsen Holdings. Retrieved July 6, 2015. 
  4. ^ "WKYV Facility Record". Federal Communications Commission, audio division. Retrieved April 6, 2017. 
  5. ^ http://radio-locator.com/info/WKYV
  6. ^ Alpha Sells Richmond Pair to EMF
  7. ^ Alpha Shakes Up Richmond Cluster Radioinsight - March 22, 2017
  8. ^ "Robert Corbin VARTV on Twitter". Twitter. Retrieved 2017-03-25. 

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