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KWUL
CityElsberry, Missouri
Frequency101.7 MHz
BrandingK-Wulf
Programming
FormatAmericana
Ownership
OwnerDennis Wallace; Court appointed receiver
KRTK
History
First air date
1966 (as KLPW-FM)
Former call signs
KLPW-FM (1966-2010)
KXQX (2010-2016)
Technical information
Facility ID70301
ClassA
ERP3,100 watts
HAAT142 meters (466 ft)
Transmitter coordinates
39°06′9.00″N 90°49′23.00″W / 39.1025000°N 90.8230556°W / 39.1025000; -90.8230556
Links
Websitehttp://k-wulf.com

KWUL (101.7 FM) is a radio station licensed to Elsberry, Missouri, serving a wide area of the Metro West suburbs of St. Louis, Missouri.

The station plays a format that is a mixture of Rock and Americana music dubbed "Rock 'N Americana," and has since Spring 2018. Previous to that the station had played for nearly a year a variety of Adult Alternative rock music since returning to the air after being off the air for several years after the station was repossessed from its former owner Randy Wachter into the court ordered receivership of Dennis Wallace, a Maryland based TV and Radio engineer.

The station was originally KLPW-FM licensed to Union, Missouri. It went on the air in 1966 and for its first couple of years was a Classical Music station broadcasting with 1,000 watts of power. In 1968, the format was changed to country music, and it would remain as such four the next 42 years. In 2008, the 101.7 FM frequency was relocated from Union, Missouri in Franklin County, over 50 miles to the Northeast to a site high atop the Mississippi River bluffs near Elsberry, MO; where it better serves the St. Louis Metro West area. In 2010, the station changed its call letters to KXQX, and would broadcast Alternative Rock music as "101.7 FMX" until the poor health and financial station of Randy Wachter, who had owned the station since 2008 took it off the air in 2014. It was able to maintain its license by broadcasting once a year until the radio station was forced into receivership in 2016.

The station returned to the air in July 2017 under the receiver with the new call letters KWUL, with an Adult Album Alternative Rock format. KWUL would later start calling itself "K-Wulf 101.7" using the positioner "Rock N Americana."