Broadcast areaStarke and Pulaski Counties, North Central Indiana, South Bend market
FrequencyFM: 99.3 MHz
AM: 1520 kHz
BrandingFM: K99.3 WKVI-FM
AM: All News AM 1520 WKVI
FormatFM: Modern adult contemporary
AM: All news
OwnerKankakee Valley Broadcasting Company, Inc.
First air date
July 21, 1969
Call sign meaning
Technical information
Facility IDFM: 33328
AM: 33325
ClassFM: A
PowerAM: 1,800 watts daytime
350 watts critical hours
ERPFM: 3,300 watts
HAATFM: 84 meters (276 ft)

WKVI-FM (99.3 FM) and WKVI (1520 AM) are radio stations licensed to Knox, Indiana and are owned by Kankakee Valley Broadcasting Company, Incorporated.

K99.3 WKVI-FM plays a modern adult contemporary format featuring hourly local news, AG news, Fox News, Accuweather, entertainment news from ET Radio Minute and High School sports.

All News AM 1520 WKVI plays local news, ABC News, AP News, state news from Network Indiana and Accuweather. The station(s) serve the Kankakee Valley area of North Central Indiana on the southern fringe of the South Bend market. The company also operates an active website and Facebook page.

During 2014, KVB Co., Inc. built a Class A FM station, with a full-time power of 6,000 watts, licensed to Culver, IN under a Construction Permit (CP)[1] issued by the FCC. The station is known as MAX 98.3 FM WYMR and is currently on-the-air.

Former logos
Former logos


WKVI first went live on July 21, 1969. Harold Welter, previously working at a radio station in Laporte, IN, was manager and reported the on-air news. Ted Hayes, hired by Mr. Welter in June of '69, played the music.[2]

The original WKVI team also included:

In early November 2014, WKVI-FM received the Spectrum Award as Station of the Year (Market 3) from the Indiana Broadcasters Association.

Current staff

WKVI-FM Service Area Map
WKVI-FM Service Area Map


  1. ^ "How to Apply for a Radio or Television Broadcast Station". 8 December 2015.
  2. ^ "WKVI History". wkvi.com. 12 November 2010. Retrieved 19 March 2013.

Coordinates: 41°19′20″N 86°36′17″W / 41.32222°N 86.60472°W / 41.32222; -86.60472