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Air1
Air1-logo.png
TypeRadio network
Country
Programming
FormatContemporary worship music
Ownership
OwnerEducational Media Foundation
History
Launch date1986
Coverage
AvailabilityNational, through radio stations and translators
Links
WebcastListen Live
Listen Live via iHeartRadio
WebsiteAir1

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

History

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.

Former logo used from 2013 to 2019.
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 December 2017, the network lists 123 full powered radio stations and 125 translators of various power levels reaching 43 states.

Air1 began as a Christian rock-formatted radio network with the tagline "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—with the majority of its music now focusing on songs from church worship bands such as Elevation Worship, Hillsong Worship, and Vertical Worship (although some conventional Christian Contemporary content also remains on the playlist).[4][5]

List of stations

Main article: List of Air1 stations

On-air staff

Current staff

As of January 1, 2019, the on-air staff of Air1 includes morning drive hosts Dan and Michelle (coming from KYMX/Sacramento),[6] program director Mandy Young in middays,[7] “Cj & Lauren Lee” (Cj and Lauren Lee) in afternoon drive, and Ashton+Careth in evenings.[4]

Former staff

References

  1. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2011-09-24. Retrieved 2009-02-26.((cite web)): CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  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.
  4. ^ a b Venta, Lance (January 1, 2019). "Air 1 Moves to Worship Music". RadioInsight. RadioBB Networks. Retrieved January 1, 2019.
  5. ^ "EMF Unveils Air1 Worship Now". AllAccess.com. All Access Music Group. December 31, 2018. Retrieved January 1, 2019.
  6. ^ a b Venta, Lance (October 15, 2018). "Dan & Michelle in; Eric & Heather Out at Air1 Mornings". RadioInsight. RadioBB Networks. Retrieved January 1, 2019.
  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.
  9. ^ "Blogs: Sean Copeland".
  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". AllAccess.com. All Access Media Group. July 3, 2014. Retrieved January 1, 2019.
  12. ^ "Brant Hansen Joins CURE International". AllAccess.com. All Access Media Group. July 21, 2014. Retrieved January 1, 2019.
  13. ^ "Brant Hansen Returns To Radio, Syndicated By Christian FM". AllAccess.com. All Access Media Group. September 2, 2014. Retrieved January 1, 2019.
  14. ^ "Rahny Taylor New K-LOVE Assistant PD". AllAccess.com. 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.