KGU-FM
KGU 99.5FMTheWord logo.png
Broadcast areaHonolulu, Hawaii
Frequency99.5 (MHz)
Branding99.5 FM The Word
Programming
FormatChristian Talk
Ownership
Owner
KAIM, KKOL, KGU, KHCM, KHCM-FM, KHNR
History
First air date
1992
Technical information
Facility ID641
ClassC
ERP100,000 watts
HAAT599 meters (1,965 ft)
Transmitter coordinates
21°23′51″N 158°6′1″W / 21.39750°N 158.10028°W / 21.39750; -158.10028
Links
WebcastListen Live
WebsiteKGU-FM's homepage

KGU-FM (99.5 FM) is a Christian Talk formatted station based in Honolulu, Hawaii. The Salem Communications outlet broadcasts with an ERP of 100 kW. Its studios are in Honolulu's Kalihi district, and its transmitter is near Akupu, Hawaii.

History

The station signed on the air in 1992 as KORL, offering a Japanese tourist information format until 1999, when it made its first foray into Hawaiian AC. In 2002 it added the moniker "The Breeze" and changed call letters to KHUI.

In 2003 KHUI would become the first station in the United States to bring the Variety Hits format when it brought Bob FM to Honolulu. But the format wasn't well received in the market. In 2004 Salem bought the station and reinstated "The Breeze" that same year. In November 2006 KHUI switched formats from Hawaiian AC to adult standards, branded as "The Jewel." "The Jewel" used the satellite-fed adult standards format America's Best Music from Dial Global (formerly distributed by Westwood One), previously heard in the market from 1995 to 2001 on KUMU AM 1500.

On December 26, 2010, KHUI flipped from Adult Standards to a simulcast of its Christian Talk sister station KGU. It also changed its call letters to KGU-FM to match its AM sister.[1] KGU-FM would end up going solo on February 1, 2011, after the AM flipped to Business Talk.[2]

Former logos

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References

  1. ^ "KHUI Born Again As Christian KGU" from All Access (December 30, 2010)
  2. ^ "KGU-A/Honolulu Means Business" from All Access (February 1, 2011)