What is KLEK?
KLEK is a FM radio station that is licensed to broadcast in Jonesboro, Arkansas.
The station is classified by the Federal Communications Commission as a Noncommercial Educational Station.
This means that the station must be owned and operated by a non-profit organization serving an educational purpose to the community.
KLEK is owned and operated by The Voice of Arkansas Minority Advocacy Council.
The Voice of Arkansas Minority Advocacy Council is registered as a nonprofit corporation in the State of Arkansas. We have a 501(c)(3) non profit status with the Internal Revenue Service (IRS).
KLEK General Manager LaGanzie Kale and KLEK Administrative Community Liason Qubilah Jones discuss how KLEK functions as a “Voice” for the “Body” of the Jonesboro Community.
Video produced by Madison Gomez
NOTE: During the time the videographer recorded this video, we were interviewing a candidate for political office. The posting of this video or use of the video footage DOES NOT mean or infer we support or endorse the candidate depicted for any political office.
Community empowerment through consistent outreach and engagement.
In the pursuit, and execution, of our mission statement, KLEK holds true to the following core values:
- Engaging the community through consistent presence and outreach;
- Enhancing the quality of life of our community through educational, cultural, entertainment, and community affairs programs;
- Facilitating conversations to nurture and empower young minds of the community;
- Treating all stakeholders with dignity and respect; and
- Conducting ourselves with the highest ethics and integrity.
Educate the African-American Community about important issues such as health, finance, African-American history, legal matters, and more.
Serve the community by helping our fellow man/woman and partnering with other organizations to fulfill this purpose.
Provide training and internships especially to African American students seeking a career in radio broadcasting.
Provide jobs especially for African Americans seeking experience in radio broadcasting.
Entertain by providing a variety of music appealing to lovers of R&B, Soul, Gospel, Jazz, and more!
Why the name KLEK?
The first letter K is because the station is located west of the Mississippi River. By Federal Communication Commission (FCC) rules, all stations west of the Mississippi River must begin with K.
So why the LEK?
LEK stands for Lovie Edmond Kale, whose influence upon us cannot be placed into words. It is because of her love and teachings that we named the station after her to carry on her legacy and memory.
KLEK-LP Technical Info
KLEK-LP Jonesboro is a low power FM Noncommercial Radio Station. The station is authorized to operate at a power of 100 watts. The station broadcasts from a 50 feet tower from our studio which is located at 1411 Franklin Street, Jonesboro, Arkansas. This provides enough power to broadcast to the city of Jonesboro, Arkansas. In addition, KLEK broadcasts on the internet and on mobile phones. Below is our coverage map. See more coverage areas in our pubic file.