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City of license Santa Fe, New Mexico
Broadcast area Santa Fe/ Albuquerque areas
Branding Positive and encouraging K-Love
Frequency 90.7 (MHz)
First air date 1987
Format Christian Contemporary
ERP 19,810 watts
Class C
Former callsigns KSFR (1987-2007)
KSFQ (2007)
KSFR (2007)
KSFQ (2007-2009)
Owner Educational Media Foundation
Sister stations KQRI, KQGC

KQLV (90.7 FM) is an American radio station serving the Santa Fe and Albuquerque areas. It is a non-commercial station owned by Educational Media Foundation, broadcasting it's K-Love satellite Christian Contemporary music format.

It was formerly known as KSFQ, which was the former callsign to 101.1 FM White Rock. After Clear Channel announced its plan to go private in November 2006, they announced they intended to sell most of their radio stations outside of the top 100 Arbitron markets - including their Santa Fe-only stations KSFQ and KBAC. Both were sold to EMF in early 2007, but on May 23, 2007 EMF sold KBAC to Hutton Broadcating allowing it to continue its Adult Album Alternative format.

On June 29, 2007, KSFQ and KSFR (owned by Santa Fe Community College) announced that they intend on doing a frequency swap in the next three months, moving KSFQ to 90.7 FM and KSFR to 101.1 FM [1], with KSFR expanding its broadcast area south into Albuquerque and north into Taos. When the transition was completed, KSFR simulcasted on both the 90.7 and 101.1 frequencies until the deal was approved by the FCC.

On July 19, 2007, the FCC accepted an application to move this station's transmitter to Sandia Crest and increase power to about 20,000 watts giving it similar coverage of Albuquerque's strongest FM stations and upgrading the station from a class A to a class C facility. Educational Media Foundation also moved KQGC (then KQRI) based in Belen, from 90.7 to 91.1. It had completed this move by spring of 2009 and on May 31, 2009 moved the KQLV call letters to 90.7 from 105.5 in Bosque Farms. 105.5 is now KQRI (FM) broadcasting the Air 1 format.

90.7 started in 1987 as KSFR a community radio station for Santa Fe. It was a class A facility that broadcasted at 3,000 watts.

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