WKFV
CityClinton, North Carolina
Broadcast areaFayetteville, North Carolina
Frequency107.3 MHz (HD Radio)
BrandingK-LOVE
Slogan"Positive. Encouraging."
Programming
FormatChristian Contemporary music
SubchannelsHD2: Air1
HD3: Radio Nueva Vida
HD4: Boost Radio
AffiliationsK-Love
Ownership
OwnerEducational Media Foundation
History
First air date
1994
Former call signs
WCLN-FM (1984-1991)
WMXS (1991-1994)
WCLN-FM (1994-2017)[1]
Technical information
Facility ID11066
ClassC3
ERP9,200 watts
HAAT163 meters
Transmitter coordinates
35°07′37″N 78°35′19″W / 35.12694°N 78.58861°W / 35.12694; -78.58861
Translator(s)102.3 W272DD (Fayetteville)
102.9 W275BW (Fayetteville)
HD4: 97.3 W247BS (Hope Mills)
Links
WebcastListen Live
Websiteklove.com

WKFV (107.3 FM) is a radio station broadcasting a Christian Contemporary music format. Licensed to Clinton, North Carolina, United States, it serves the Fayetteville area. The station is currently owned by Educational Media Foundation, airing their K-LOVE format.

History

WKFV signed on as WCLN-FM in 1984. At one time, its format was urban contemporary, and the call letters were once WMXS.[2]

Larry Carr of Clinton operated WCLN, a daytime-only station on 1170, and WCLN-FM (then at 107.1 FM) prior to the 1991 purchase of the 16-year-old stations by Willis Broadcasting Corp. of Norfolk, Virginia. The stations' format would be adult contemporary music and oldies.[3]

WCLN and WCLN-FM were Christian when the FM station increased its power from 3000 to 25,000 watts and moved to 107.3 FM to better cover Fayetteville.[4]

By 1997, WCLN was airing Southern gospel music separately from the FM.[5]

In 2000, WCLN-FM relocated its tower from Salemburg, NC to its current location near Stedman, NC. In conjunction with the tower relocation, the station was granted FCC approval to relocate its Main Studio to Fayetteville, NC.[6]

2004 brought leadership changes to the station. The format drifted from Inspiration to Adult Contemporary (AC) Christian music, becoming a Radio & Records reporting station in early 2005.[7]

Effective December 15, 2017, Educational Media Foundation closed on the purchase of WCLN-FM from Christian Listening Network for $1.2 million. The same day, the station changed its call sign to WKFV.

References

  1. ^ "Call Sign History (WCLN-FM)". Retrieved 2010-05-20.
  2. ^ "Raleigh-Durham FM Dial". Archived from the original on 2003-02-01. Retrieved 2010-05-20.
  3. ^ "Virginia Firm Buys Clinton Radio Station," The Fayetteville Observer, July 13, 1991.
  4. ^ Michael Futch, "It's All Christmas, All the Time at WFLB," The Fayetteville Observer, December 9, 1994.
  5. ^ "The Cape Fear Region's Information Resources," The Fayetteville Observer, March 22, 1997.
  6. ^ On The Air, "Stations on the Move," The Fayetteville Observer, September 20, 2000.
  7. ^ Radio and Records, Reporting Stations, http://www.radioandrecords.com Archived 2006-07-07 at the Wayback Machine.