WKFR-FM 103.3 Battle Creek/Kalamazoo
Slogan/Positioner: Today's Best Music; 103.3 WKFR
Format: Contemporary Hits/Top 40
Web site: www.wkfr.com
E-mail: visit web site
Power/Height/Class: 50,000 watts / 482 feet / B
Broadcasts in digital/HD
- Secondary stream format (HD2):
- rebroadcast on FM translator 102.5 W273AR Paw Paw
FCC technical information:
More about station:
- Radio Locator coverage area
- FCCInfo.com listing
- Recnet Broadcast Query
- WKFR on Facebook
- WKFR from TuneIn
- WKFR from Wikipedia
- Tower photos, thanks Tom Bosscher
Call Sign History:
- WKFR-FM: 1964
- WELL-FM: 1963
Call Sign Origins:
- 1: Kalamazoo FM Radio
- 2: Keener Fourteen Radio
On Air Date: June 11, 1963
Owner: Cumulus Media
Telephone: (269) 344-0111
Translator station (rebroadcasting HD2):
- W273AR Paw Paw: 250 watts / 502 feet / D
Tech info: engineering data, station details, FCCInfo.com, Recnet
Coverage area: FCC, Radio Locator
- 2011: Cumulus acquires FM translator W219DA 91.7 Paw Paw from Horizon Christian Fellowship for $12,500 and moves it in to Kalamazoo on 102.5 as W273AR where it will rebroadcast WKFR-FM HD2. License to cover granted in September, 2011.
- 3/2011: Announced that Cumulus Media is merging/acquiring Citadel Broadcasting in a deal worth billions of dollars. The FCC approves the sale and it closes later in 2011.
- 1981: Top 40 format moves from AM 1400 to WKFR.
- 1970s: Format evolves into soft adult contemporary.
- 1964: Frequency change to 103.3, call sign change to WKFR and simulcast of WELL AM ends. New format on 103.3 is beautiful music.
- 6/1963: On-air at 96.5 as WELL-FM, sister station of WELL AM 1400.