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Station Information for WPLJ-FM
FM Frequency 95.5
Station Address K-Love
PO Box 2098
Omaha, NE 68103-2098
Classification and Power B, 7200W
Transmitter Location Empire State Building
Contact 914-468-1657
Website http://www.klove.com/
Station Staff VP of Radio - Randy Chase
Format Christian Contemporary
Owner Educational Media Foundation
History

   From its inception until 2007 the FM flagship of the American Broadcasting Company (ABC), the station went on the air on May 4, 1948 as WJZ-FM under a Construction Permit. The station adopted the WABC-FM call letters and was issued a license on May 18, 1953. After featuring a progressive rock format since 1969, WABC-FM became WPLJ on February 14, 1971 and was a successful AOR (Album Oriented Rock ) station until early 1983, when a hit radio format was phased in. The station briefly became WWPR on 12/17/87 before switching back to WPLJ on December 21, 1988. A Top 40 or Hot AC format was heard on the station since June 30,1983.

   Disney/ABC completed its sale of WPLJ to Citadel Broadcasting on June 12, 2007. Citadel was acquired by Cumulus Media in September, 2011.

Comments

   Cumulus sold WPLJ to Educational Media Foundation (EMF) in February, 2019 and the WPLJ dj`s signed off the air at 7 pm on May 31, 2019. EMF broadcasts a non-commercial Christian music format, branded as K-Love.

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