KAFE
KAFE station logo.jpg
Broadcast areaNorthwest Washington
Southwestern British Columbia
Frequency104.1 MHz (HD Radio)
BrandingKAFE 104.1
Programming
Language(s)English
FormatAdult contemporary
Ownership
Owner
  • Cascade Radio Group
    (Saga Communications)
  • (Saga Broadcasting, LLC)
KBAI, KGMI, KISM, KPUG
History
First air date
July 2, 1965 (1965-07-02) (as KERI-FM at 104.3)
Former call signs
KERI-FM (1965-1979)
KNWR (1979-1989)
Former frequencies
104.3 MHz (1965-2010)
Call sign meaning
"Café"
Technical information
Facility ID58886
ClassC
ERP60,000 watts
HAAT701 meters (2,300 ft)
Transmitter coordinates
48°40′49.6″N 122°50′26.3″W / 48.680444°N 122.840639°W / 48.680444; -122.840639
Links
WebcastListen Live
Websitewww.kafe.com

KAFE (104.1 FM, "KAFE 104.1", pronounced "café") is a 60 kW radio station located and licensed in Bellingham, Washington, United States, transmitting from Mount Constitution on Orcas Island. KAFE is run by the Cascade Radio Group, owned by Saga Communications with the broadcast license held by Saga Broadcasting, LLC.

KAFE serves Northwest Washington with a strong signal that reaches into Vancouver and Victoria, British Columbia, Canada and also reaches into Seattle's northern suburbs, and parts of the Olympic Peninsula. Since changing format and call letters on November 1, 1989, KAFE became an adult contemporary radio station.[1]

The station was formerly known as KERI-FM in the 1960s and 1970s, broadcasting a country music format and as KNWR with the TM Stereo Rock automated adult Top 40 format from 1979 to 1989.[2]

Hosts Dave and Mandy in the Morning[3] have been together on air since February 2012.

Mike Davis, Brand Manager Scotty VanDryver, and Charlie Maxx round out the weekday airstaff, with Bill Davis and Ron Warner on the weekends.

On January 14, 2010, KAFE swapped frequencies with Vancouver's 104.1 CHHR to reduce interference with 104.5 KMCQ in Covington.[4][5]

References

  1. ^ "Station Information Profile". Arbitron. Retrieved January 11, 2011.
  2. ^ "Call Sign History". FCC Media Bureau CDBS Public Access Database. Retrieved January 11, 2011.
  3. ^ "KAFE Mornings".
  4. ^ Press Release KAFE-FM to move to dial position 104.1 Archived December 14, 2009, at the Wayback Machine
  5. ^ Government of Canada, Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) (February 2, 2009). "ARCHIVED - Notice of applications received - Student Media (University of Windsor), Shore Media Group Inc. - Various locations - Deadline for submission of interventions/comments: 9 March 2009". crtc.gc.ca. Retrieved March 10, 2021.