KNOL
KLOVE 2014.svg
Broadcast areaNew Orleans, Louisiana
Frequency107.5 MHz
BrandingK-Love
Programming
FormatContemporary Christian
Ownership
OwnerEducational Media Foundation
History
First air date
December 31, 1965 (as KCIL-FM at 107.1)
Former call signs
KCIL-FM (1965–1969)
KCIL (1969–2011)
KXMG (2011-2015)
Former frequencies
107.1 MHz (1965–1986)
Technical information
Facility ID25520
ClassC2
ERP15,000 watts
HAAT277 meters
Links
WebcastListen Live
Websiteklove.com

KNOL (107.5 FM), branded as "K-Love", is a contemporary Christian formatted non-commercial radio station serving the New Orleans metropolitan area. The station is owned by Educational Media Foundation and broadcasts at 107.5 MHz with an ERP of 15 kW from Jean Lafitte, Louisiana.

History

Although KNOL has been a country music formatted station for most of its existence under the call letters KCIL, the station was a Rhythmic Top 40 as "Hot 107" in the late 1980s.

In 2007, KCIL filed with the FCC to move its city of license to Jean Lafitte, in order to better serve New Orleans. The change was approved in May 2007.[1]

On May 2, 2011, KCIL changed its call letters to KXMG. On July 1, 2011, KXMG changed its format to Spanish Contemporary Hit Radio, branded as "Mega 107.5". For most of 2011, reception quality for KXMG was inconsistent within the most heavily urbanized areas of the New Orleans metropolitan area and nearly non-existent north of Lake Pontchartrain.

KXMG was an affiliate of the New Orleans Saints radio network for Spanish-language broadcasting.[2]

On March 17, 2015, KXMG changed their format to Educational Media Foundation's "K-Love" contemporary Christian format.[3] The station changed its call sign to KNOL on May 12, 2015, after EMF acquired the station outright from Sunburst Media-Louisiana, LLC, at a purchase price of $3.2 million.[4]

Former competitors

References

  1. ^ "CDBS Print".
  2. ^ "Saints Radio Network Stations". New Orleans Saints. Retrieved February 25, 2009.
  3. ^ KXMG New Orleans Finds K-Love
  4. ^ "Media Bureau Call Sign Actions" (PDF). Federal Communications Commission. April 7, 2015. Retrieved April 7, 2015.

Coordinates: 29°48′31″N 89°45′41″W / 29.8085°N 89.7614°W / 29.8085; -89.7614