WKFR-FM 103.3 Battle Creek/Kalamazoo

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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:

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):

 

Notes/History:

  • 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.

 


 

Transmitter location:

Kalamazoo County

 


 

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