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TypeRadio network
FormatContemporary worship music
OwnerEducational Media Foundation
Launch date1986
Former names
K-LORD (1986–1995)
AvailabilityNational, through radio stations and translators
WebcastListen Live
Listen Live via iHeartRadio

Air1 is an American Christian radio network owned by the Educational Media Foundation (EMF), a non-profit Christian ministry. It primarily broadcasts contemporary worship music, and is a sister to the EMF's K-Love network.


In 1986, KLRD began broadcasting Christian Hit/Rock music from Yucaipa, California, and went by the on-air moniker K-LORD. In 1994, KXRD was started as a sister station to KLRD.[1] In 1995, K-LORD changed its name to "Air1" and began broadcasting via satellite from St. Helens, Oregon. Air1 Radio (formerly K-LORD) was originally launched by K-LOVE founder Bob Anthony Fogal and Jon and Noonie Fuglar.

Former logo used from 2013 to 2019.

In 1999, Air1 joined with EMF Broadcasting, and finally in 2002, it moved its headquarters to Rocklin, California. Air1 makes use of broadcast translators to spread the signal across much of the country. As of January 2023, the network lists 143 full powered radio stations and 144 translators of various power levels reaching 45 states. The network's programming is simulcast on over 334 FM stations and translators in 45 U.S. states, American Samoa, Puerto Rico, and the District of Columbia.

Air1 began as a Christian rock-formatted radio network with the slogan "The Positive Alternative". Over time, the network evolved into a broad Christian CHR presentation, with the slogan "Positive Hits".

In October 2018, Air1 named Mandy Young, the network's assistant PD and morning co-host, as its new head program director.[2][3] On January 1, 2019, Air1 re-launched with a focus on contemporary worship music. Although it continues to carry some CCM content, the majority of its playlist now focuses on songs by worship bands, such as Elevation Worship, Hillsong Worship, and Vertical Worship.[4][5]

List of stations

Main article: List of Air1 stations

On-air staff

Current staff

As of January 2023, the on-air staff of Air1 includes morning drive hosts Dan and Michelle (coming from KYMX Sacramento),[6] Careth and Ashton in mid-mornings,[4] CJ and Lauren in the afternoons, Mary in the evenings and program director Mandy Young on Saturdays.[7]

Former staff


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  2. ^ "Air1 Ups Mandy Young To PD". All Access. Retrieved 2019-02-16.
  3. ^ "Mandy Young New Air1 Program Director". Radio Ink. October 29, 2018.
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  5. ^ "EMF Unveils Air1 Worship Now". All Access Music Group. December 31, 2018. Retrieved January 1, 2019.
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  7. ^ Venta, Lance (October 29, 2018). "Mandy Young Ascends to Air 1 Program Director". RadioInsight. RadioBB Networks. Retrieved January 1, 2019.
  8. ^ "NEWS: AIR1 Announces Eric & Heather as the New Co-Hosts for the AIR1 Morning Show Beginning April 14". Gospel Music Association. April 14, 2015.
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  10. ^ "The Morning Show with Bill and Coppelia". Archived from the original on 2015-03-16. Retrieved 2015-03-06.
  11. ^ "Brant Hansen Exiting Air1 Network". All Access Media Group. July 3, 2014. Retrieved January 1, 2019.
  12. ^ "Brant Hansen Joins CURE International". All Access Media Group. July 21, 2014. Retrieved January 1, 2019.
  13. ^ "Brant Hansen Returns To Radio, Syndicated By Christian FM". All Access Media Group. September 2, 2014. Retrieved January 1, 2019.
  14. ^ "Rahny Taylor New K-LOVE Assistant PD". All Access Music Group. November 18, 2013.
  15. ^ "Rahny Taylor Returns To Mornings In Milwaukee". FMQB. Archived from the original on 2016-11-16. Retrieved 2016-11-16.
  16. ^ "Rahny Taylor returning to Milwaukee radio". Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel.