WMFV-FM 89.5 
Cedar Creek

Original Call Letters: WKSG 

Originally Licensed: 1993

Original City of  License: Cedar Creek

Original Frequency: 89.5

Origin of Call Letters: 

Original Power: 30,000 watts

Original Location: 

Original Format: NPR/Classical Music


Network Affiliation(s):


NPR


Owner(s):


1998-Cedar Creek Baptist Church
1998-Daystar Public Radio, Inc.
2018-Community Communications, Inc.


History Of Call Letters and Formats:


WKSG-1998-Christian Contemporary 
WKSG-2014-Big band/Smooth jazz/select AAA "The New 89.5 FM, The Boulevard"
WMFV-2018-NPR/Classical Music

WMFE Purchasing WKSG      9-27-17
WMFE-FM 90.7 is in the process of buying WKSG-FM 89.5 from Daystar Public Radio Inc. The purchase will include the broadcast tower, the station’s antenna, and the Silver Springs 14.45 acres on which the tower stands. WKSG broadcasts originate from a studio in downtown Ocala. Eventually, the station will have new call letters and a new format. The sale price is $900,000.
The FCC accepted the application for transfer of license on Sept. 25. 

WKSG "The Boulevard" Goes Silent   
    1-12-18
The new owners, of WKSG-FM 89.5, Community Communications, has closed on the purchase. The sale includes the broadcast tower and the 14.45 acres on which the tower sits in Silver Springs. New programming is scheduled to begin on Feb. 1. The call letters will be WMFV-aligned with the WMFE brand, with the “V” as a nod to the new station’s focus on The Villages, Leesburg, the Golden Triangle and other surrounding communities. The Federal Communications Commission recognized the completed deal on Jan. 5.The price for everything was $885,000. They have requested  Silent STA since it has been silent due to antenna problems. The money comes from proceeds of the 2012 sale of WMFE-TV, formerly Orlando’s PBS station, to the University of Central Florida, as well as major gifts from 90.7 supporters.

WMFV Takes To The Air     3-18-18
The new station WMFV-FM 89.5, sister station to WMFE-FM 90.7, went on the air for the first time on Saturday, March 3. The station, which covers The Villages, Leesburg and The Golden Triangle (Eustis, Mount Dora and Tavares), was officially born in March but is not yet operating at full power. WMFV’s engineer is still working to resolve some transmission issues. WMFV President and General Manager LaFontaine Oliver said; “Our goal is to create a station that will resonate with the community and so we have to be very intentional.” Oliver said they began broadcasting with a soft launch format that includes NPR’s two newsmagazines, Morning Edition and All Things Considered, and classical music. The programming schedule will continue to evolve with feedback that is received.


Names in WMFV History




LaFontaine Oliver-2013-President/General Manager-Community Communications, Inc.


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