Love89, WYLV, began in 1993 on Feb 14th as a small listener supported Christian music station in Knoxville that was a part of a network called Morning Star. Morning Star provided Adult Contemporary Christian music via their network to many areas of the United States.
After a few years of growing in listenership, building relationships with other area ministries, seeing the needs in this area, and responding to the comments from many of you who desired to get personally involved and more readily reach out into the community in a real and tangible way, we realized God was leading us a different direction with Love89.
After much prayer, and with financial support from our listening audience and donor family, the decision was made to break away from the network and become a local, live radio station with an actual onsite staff. In September of 1999 the new Love89 was launched with the Christian Hit Radio format that gave us the opportunity to reach out to a broader group of listeners with more variety of styles and tastes... finally, the whole family was listening together!
Life 88.3, WDLF, was born on June 1, 2008. Life 88.3’s programming consists of much the same Contemporary Christian music as found on Love89, but also includes a variety of “Praise & Worship” music that is heard today in churches across the world.
Both stations are in a constant state of tweaking, developing, learning, praying for God's guidance, and praying for Him to continue to bless this ministry that you helped build. He has chosen to do that each and every year since, and we are so excited about how He will use us all together to impact our region and His Kingdom!
We hope if you haven't already found a way to partner with us whether as a volunteer, prayer partner, or financial donor, that you would prayerfully consider that now. If you have any questions about any of these please call us at 865-521-8910 or visit either http://www.love89.org or http://www.life883.org today.