KBHL
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Broadcast areaCentral Minnesota, Eastern SD, Southeastern ND, Minneapolis–Saint Paul
Frequency103.9 MHz
BrandingPraiseLive
Programming
Language(s)English
FormatWorship music
Ownership
OwnerChristian Heritage Broadcasting/North Central University
History
First air date
1985
Technical information
ClassA
ERP6,000 watts
HAAT100 meters
Transmitter coordinates
45°50′23.9″N 95°5′57.1″W / 45.839972°N 95.099194°W / 45.839972; -95.099194Coordinates: 45°50′23.9″N 95°5′57.1″W / 45.839972°N 95.099194°W / 45.839972; -95.099194
Links
WebcastListen Live!
Websitewww.praiselive.org

KBHL (103.9 FM, "PraiseLive") is a Contemporary Christian Music radio station in Osakis, Minnesota, United States, owned by Christian Heritage Broadcasting.

Satellite and translator stations

PraiseLive is rebroadcast on the following stations:

Call sign Frequency City of license Facility ID Class ERP
(W)
Height
(m (ft))
Transmitter coordinates
KNOF 95.3 FM Saint Paul, Minnesota 59624 A 900 (horizontal)
820 (vertical)
258 m (846 ft) 44°58′33.9″N 93°16′20.8″W / 44.976083°N 93.272444°W / 44.976083; -93.272444 (KNOF)
KCGN-FM 101.5 FM Ortonville, Minnesota 8060 C 100,000 300 m (980 ft) 45°22′28.9″N 97°2′21.3″W / 45.374694°N 97.039250°W / 45.374694; -97.039250 (KCGN-FM)
KBHZ 91.9 FM Willmar, Minnesota 11043 C3 25,000 100 m (330 ft) 45°0′39.9″N 94°53′57″W / 45.011083°N 94.89917°W / 45.011083; -94.89917 (KBHZ)

PraiseLive is also heard on these translators:

Call sign Frequency
(MHz)
City of license Facility
ID
FCC info Notes
K212FH 90.3 Balaton, Minnesota 106648 FCC LMS Relays KBHL
K253AB 98.5 Aberdeen, South Dakota 72908 FCC LMS Relays KCGN-FM

Africa

PraiseLive is partnered with Spirit FM, a network of five stations in Africa: three in Ghana, and two in Uganda. The Uganda stations also reach into the war-torn nation of Sudan to the north. There is another station in the process of being built in Sudan. PraiseLive contributes programming specially produced for broadcast on Spirit FM.

History

Twin Cities Signal

In 2008, PraiseFM began broadcasting its station on 95.3 MHz KNOF in the Twin Cities forming a partnership with North Central University. The studio is located North Central University campus in downtown Minneapolis in the former Comm Arts building .[1]

Selby Gospel Broadcasting Corporation eventually sold KNOF to Praise Broadcasting by June 2014.[2]

In 2015, Praise FM was approached by Northern Lights Broadcasting with a proposal to purchase of KNOF. This purchase would allow PraiseFM transfer their signal from 95.3FM to KTWN's 96.3 HD2, increase their signal to a greater portion of the Twin Cities area.[3] On January 4, 2016, PraiseFM transferred their signal from KNOF 95.3 to KTWN 96.3 HD2. The sale to the Pohlad family (who also own the Minnesota Twins) netted PraiseFM nearly $8 million.[4]

In 2019, KBHL rebranded as "PraiseLive" with no change in format. After the Pohlads sold their stations to the Educational Media Foundation in 2021, "PraiseLive" moved from KQGO 96.3 HD2 back to KNOF.[5]

References

  1. ^ "KNOF - Praise FM in the St. Paul/Minneapolis Area | PraiseFM". Archived from the original on 2009-02-14. Retrieved 2009-03-25.
  2. ^ KNOF Sold to Praise Broadcasting
  3. ^ "Praise FM Moving to HD Radio". Archived from the original on 2016-02-23. Retrieved 2016-02-14.
  4. ^ "Pohlads' purchase of Christian station fuels speculation about Twins broadcasts". 28 September 2015.
  5. ^ "EMF Closes On Twin Cities FMs With Plans To Bring Back 'Praise Live' KNOF". Inside Radio. April 14, 2021. Retrieved April 20, 2021.