KAFE (104.1 FM, "KAFE 104.1", pronounced "café") is a 60 kW radio station located and licensed in Bellingham, Washington, USA, transmitting from Mount Constitution on Orcas Island. KAFE is run by the Cascade Radio Group, owned by Saga Communications with the broadcast license held by Saga Broadcasting, LLC.
KAFE serves Northwest Washington with a strong signal that reaches into Vancouver and Victoria, British Columbia, Canada and also reaches into Seattle's northern suburbs, and parts of the Olympic Peninsula. Since changing format and call letters on November 1, 1989, KAFE became an adult contemporary radio station.
The station was formerly known as KERI-FM in the 1960s and 1970s, broadcasting a country music format and as KNWR-FM with the TM Stereo Rock automated adult Top 40 format from 1979 to 1989.
Hosts Dave and Mandy in the Morning have been together on air since February of 2012.
Program Director Scotty Roddy (Jimmy) and Scotty VanDryver round out the airstaff, with syndicated evening host Delilah on Sunday through Friday nights.
KAFE swapped frequencies with CHHR 104.1 on January 14, 2011 at 7:30 AM. This is following CHHR-FM and KAFE's approved requests with the CRTC and the FCC, respectively, to swap frequencies, in order to reduce interference between KAFE and KMCQ 104.5 Covington, Washington near Seattle.
Usage examples of "kafe".
Dimity Carmody at the Lindenbaum Kafe, sitting at her usual table between the chess players and coffee addicts.
It originates in a mistake in the meaning of the Turkish word kafe, which means a covered litter or palanquin drawn by two horses, and is generally used to convey the harem of an Eastern monarch.