WDLV

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WDLV
City of license Fort Myers, Florida
Broadcast area Southwest Florida
Branding K-Love
Slogan Positive and Encouraging
Frequency 88.7 MHz
First air date October 9, 1987 (as WAYJ)
Format Contemporary Christian
ERP 75,000 watts
HAAT 306.8 meters
Class C1
Facility ID 64256
Transmitter coordinates 26°25′21.70″N 81°37′48.70″W / 26.4226944°N 81.6301944°W / 26.4226944; -81.6301944
Callsign meaning W D LoVe
Former callsigns WAYJ (1986-2012)
WNPS (2012-2015)
Affiliations K-Love
Owner American Public Media (sale pending to Educational Media Foundation)
(Classical South Florida Inc.)
Webcast Listen Live
Website klove.com

WDLV (88.7 FM) is a non-commercial contemporary Christian-format radio station licensed to serve Fort Myers, Florida, broadcasting on the frequency of 88.7 MHz. The station is part of Educational Media Foundation's K-Love network.

History[edit]

88.7 FM was first founded by Bob and Felice Augsburg as WAYJ, a Contemporary Christian music (CCM)-format station, as a way to expand messages about Christianity to a younger audience, following the success of their weekly program for youth on another local Christian station, WSOR.[1] The first station and former flagship of the WAY-FM Network, after establishing additional stations, the WAY-FM group would relocate its corporate offices to Colorado Springs, Colorado in 2001.

Sales[edit]

On February 14, 2012, it was announced that Classical South Florida was in the process of acquiring WAYJ from WAY-FM for $4.35 million. Following the announcement of the sale, WAY-FM announced that they would acquire competing station WSRX 89.5 from the Family Church of Marco Island; this move is designed to continue WAY-FM programming in its legacy Southwest Florida market.[2] In the interim, programming from WAYJ began simulcasting on WSRX on March 1, 2012.[3]

Upon completion of the sale on June 7, 2012, WAYJ's call sign was changed to WNPS, and the WAYJ call sign was assumed by WSRX 89.5 on June 18, 2012.

On July 17, 2015, WNPS was sold to Educational Media Foundation and switched to EMF's K-Love under new call letters, WDLV.[4] In consequence, the CCM format, which is featured on K-Love, resumed at 88.7 FM after three years, but now competing with the former occupant of 88.7, WAYJ.

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