88.1 FM, Ralston
First Air Date: July 21, 2001
Operating Power: 420 watts
Original Call Letters: KMLV
Format: Contemporary Christian
Network Affiliation: K-Love Radio Network
Issued To: EMF (Educational Media Foundation)
Through the Years
Construction permit for 88.1 FM, call letters KMLV.
July 21, 2001- Sign on with satellite delivered Contemporary Christian Music programming of the K-Love Radio Network in Sacramento, CA. Antenna located on the WOWT tower at 72nd & Crown Point in Omaha. (1378 feet). 7.5 miles from Ralston and 3.6 miles from downtown Omaha.
Power is increased to 6,000 watts at 430 feet.
Upgrade to 3,700 watts at 722 feet.
Power is changed to 3,700 watts at 794 feet.
Date unknown: KMLV later gained Class CO status to go to 59,000 watts with a directional antenna.
Upgrade to 59,000 watts at 1280 feet. Upgrade was made possible due to the end of analog broadcasting by WOWT, Channel 6, which being now digital moved to channel 22 (digital). Channel 6 audio had been just below the FM band at 87.9 Mhz. The upgrade puts Lincoln on the edge of KMLV”s main coverage area.