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K-LOVE is a Contemporary Christian
music radio programming service in the United States operated by the Educational Media
Foundation. As of November 2008, K-Love's programming is
carried on 412 FM stations and translators. K-Love
claims listenership of 125,000 people each week via the Internet
and more than 1.46 million listeners weekly on the radio
K-Love's studios and offices are located in Rocklin,
California, near Sacramento.
The morning show broadcasts from Indianapolis, Indiana as of
November 2009. The service uses a number of "primary" FM signals to
provide broadcast feeds to other stations and translators.
K-LOVE's current morning show is hosted by Lisa Williams and
Eric Allen. Other K-LOVE DJs include David Pierce, JD Chandler,
Scott Smith & Kelli Caldwell, Larry Wayne, Greg Brown, and
K-LOVE plays artists such as Mercyme, Third Day,Brandon Heath, Steven
Curtis Chapman, tobyMac,
Chris Tomlin, Casting Crowns,
and Newsboys, among
K-LOVE began as a single radio station, KCLB-FM (now KLVR), in
1982, in Santa Rosa, California as a result of
the efforts of a former San Francisco disc jockey, Bob Anthony
In 1988, coverage expanded after the transmitter was moved to a
better location following a fire that destroyed 9,000 acres
(36 km2) around the original transmitter site.
Encouraged by public support, KCLB become K-LOVE Radio in 1988, and
additional stations were licensed and began operating.
In 1999, K-Love and Air 1 (a
Christian music service targeted at younger listerners) were
combined under the Parent Organization named Educational Media
K-LOVE uses a network of satellite fed FM stations and broadcast translators to carry the signal
across much of the United States. Please note that almost all of
K-Love FM translators (FM Radio Stations) across the nation do
carry RDS/RDBS-EON service. On analog FM radio in RDS/RDBS mode you
will get radio information displayed on most K-Love stations. For
more information on RDS/RDBS please visit this link at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Radio_Data_System.
K-Love are owned by EMF. Because EMF is a non-profit entity, the FCC has granted
waivers of the requirement that each station have a local studio in
the community of service. Only one FM translator in Tucson, AZ USA
supports HD Radio, KLTU 88.1-HD1
K-Love and 88.1-HD2 Air1.
On October 1, 2007, Mike Novak was named CEO and President of
EMF, K-Love, and Air1, replacing Dick Jenkins, founder of EMF
In June 2008, Mike Novak, President of K-LOVE and Air 1,
announced on air that their previous spring pledge drive was less
than successful, and they were being forced to stop all expansions,
freeze hiring, make cutbacks, and even sell a network radio
On March 28th, 2009, it was announced that Jon and Sherry Rivers
will no longer be hosting K-LOVE's popular morning show, due to
family issues. Host Lisa Williams has assumed the duties of hosting
the program, and was later joined by Eric Allen. It is unknown if
Jon and Sherry will return to K-Love. In a letter posted on
K-Love's website, Jon and Sherry said their sudden departure was
due to Jon's addiction to pain pills for headaches that had gone on
for the previous couple of years.