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Broadcast area  United States
Slogan Positive and Encouraging
First air date 1982
Format Contemporary Christian music
Owner Educational Media Foundation
Webcast Listen Live!

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.[1] K-Love claims listenership of 125,000 people each week via the Internet and more than 1.46 million listeners weekly on the radio network.

K-Love's studios and offices are located in Rocklin, California, near Sacramento.[2] 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 Chuck Pryor.[3]

K-LOVE plays artists such as Mercyme, Third Day,Brandon Heath, Steven Curtis Chapman, tobyMac, Chris Tomlin, Casting Crowns, and Newsboys, among others.


K-LOVE began as a single radio station, KCLB-FM (now KLVR)[4], in 1982, in Santa Rosa, California as a result of the efforts of a former San Francisco disc jockey, Bob Anthony (Fogal).

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.[2] [5]

In 1999, K-Love and Air 1 (a Christian music service targeted at younger listerners) were combined under the Parent Organization named Educational Media Foundation.

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 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 Broadcast Networks.[6]

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 station.

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.[7]

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