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WMKV 89.3 logo.jpg
City Reading, Ohio
Broadcast area Cincinnati, Ohio
Branding Flagship Station of the Maple Knoll Village network.
Slogan Old Time Radio is Back.
Frequency 89.3 MHz
Repeater(s) WLHS at 89.9 MHz in West Chester plus audiostream.
First air date 1995
Format Big band/adult standards/nostalgia
ERP 410 watts
HAAT 72 meters (236 ft)
Class A
Callsign meaning Maple Knoll Village
Owner Maple Knoll Communities
Webcast Listen live
Website www.wmkvfm.org

WMKV (89.3 FM) is a radio station in Reading, Ohio, United States, a suburb of Cincinnati. It is the first FM educational public radio station to be licensed to a retirement community and also streams live via webcast. Operating from the campus of Maple Knoll Village, WMKV broadcasts talk programs, classic shows from the old-time radio era (it aired a revival of Moon River from 1995 to 1999), and features musical standards and big band music. The station also carries the audio of Local 12's morning and evening news. WMKV has been broadcasting since 1995. The station's transmitter has an effective radiated power of 410 watts. Starting in July 2013 WMKV's programming is also carried by Lakota Local School District's WLHS 89.9 FM.

In November 2004, WMKV was the subject of a front-page Los Angeles Times profile. The writer, P.J. Huffstutter, had discovered the station while reporting on the 2004 American presidential election from Ohio.

In addition to its streaming audio service, three WMKV programs are available as podcasts via iTunes: "WMKV World Front," "WMKV Computer Talk," and "The Big Broadcast."

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Coordinates: 39°13′23″N 84°25′55″W / 39.223°N 84.432°W / 39.223; -84.432