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K283CH
CityHouston, Texas
Broadcast areaGreater Houston
Frequency104.5 MHz
Branding104.5 I Hope FM
Slogan"Hope for Houston"
Programming
Language(s)English
FormatUrban Gospel, Urban adult contemporary
Ownership
OwnerCentro Cristiano de Vida Eterna
K231CN
History
First air date
August 14, 2015 (5 years ago) (2015-08-14)
Call sign meaning
sequential
Technical information
Facility ID146522
Class
  • D
ERP99 watts
HAAT
  • 302 m (991 ft)
Transmitter coordinates
29°45′31″N 95°22′04″W / 29.75861°N 95.36778°W / 29.75861; -95.36778

K283CH (104.5 FM) is an American terrestrial FM radio translator licensed to and operating in Houston, Texas.

History

Logo as 104.5 Kiss FM
Logo as 104.5 Kiss FM

On August 14, 2015, K283CH signed on the air at 104.5 FM. It was leased by iHeartMedia to relay KTBZ-FM HD2, which carried a regional Mexican format branded as La Mejor.[1]

On September 7, 2017, the station switched to a simulcast of KQBT HD2, which launched a new urban adult contemporary format as 104.5 Kiss FM. The new station aimed to compete against Urban One's dominant KMJQ.[2]

On February 18, 2019, the lease with iHeart Media ended, leading the owner operator, Centro Cristiano de Vida Eterna, to air an independent mix of urban gospel and R&B under the branding 104-5 I Hope FM. The previous format continues to be broadcast on KQBT HD2 as 93.7 HD2 Kiss FM.[3]

References

  1. ^ "Regional Mexican "La Mejor" Debuts In Houston". RadioInsight. 2015-09-30. Retrieved 2019-02-21.
  2. ^ "Urban AC 104.5 Kiss-FM Debuts In Houston". RadioInsight. 2017-09-07. Retrieved 2019-02-21.
  3. ^ "iHeart Ceases Operations Of 104.5 Kiss-FM Houston". RadioInsight. 2019-02-18. Retrieved 2019-02-21.