FM Technical Profile: WKCC

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Station Name:
K-Love
Frequency:
90.5
Format:
Christian Contemporary
Transmitter Location:
[map] [street view] A bit northeast of the intersection of US-280 and Lumpkin Road in Columbus.
Power (ERP):
25 kW
Antenna:
Omnidirectional
Antenna HAAT:
240 feet
Other Information:
60 dBu protected contour map, from the FCC.
More Information:
[FCC]
[FCCdata]
[Radio-Locator]
[Wikipedia] For the K-Love network
[Facebook] Facebook for the K-Love network
Owner:
Educational Media Foundation
History:
This station dates back to an original construction permit issues in 1983 to Harold Camping's Family Radio.  The station did not sign on until 1985, when it came on from a tower in Phenix City with 8.5 kW.  The calls were WFRC (Family Radio Columbus).  The station had a local studio waiver to rebroadcast the company WBFR in Birmingham.

The station received a permit to boost power to 25 kW in 2007, but it was never built out.  In early 2009, the station went off the air and was put on the FCC Silent List from April to May in 2009.  When it resumed, it was operating under a Special Temporary Authority with just 1.9 kW from a site near the intersection of US-280 (Victory Drive) and Lumpkin Road south of Columbus.  The station did not resume operations at full licensed power until May 2010.

The station re-applied and was granted the 25 kW upgrade again in 2010, this time from the Lumpkin Road site, not Phenix City.  That facility finally went on the air in February 2011.

In December 2012, the station's main studio waiver was updated to remove WBFR Birmingham as the parent station, substituting Family Radio's flagship KEAR in San Francisco.

The station was sold in August 2019, along with several other Family Radio stations in the US, to Educational Media Foundation.  After the sale closes, the station will drop Family Radio for K-Love programming, as WKCC.