|Broadcast area||Northwest Washington|
Southwestern British Columbia
|Frequency||104.1 MHz (HD Radio)|
|KBAI, KGMI, KISM, KPUG|
First air date
|July 2, 1965(as KERI-FM at 104.3)|
Former call signs
|104.3 MHz (1965-2010)|
Call sign meaning
|HAAT||701 meters (2,300 ft)|
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.
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.
Hosts Dave and Mandy in the Morning 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.