KHKN
Hot 94.9 Little Rock.png
Broadcast areaLittle Rock metropolitan area
Frequency94.9 MHz (HD Radio)
BrandingHot 94.9
Programming
FormatRhythmic Top 40
Ownership
Owner
KDJE, KMJX, KSSN
History
First air date
1971; 51 years ago (1971)
Former call signs
KADL-FM (1971–1989)
KZLR (1989)
KOLL-FM (1989)
KOLL (1989–2003)
KMSX (2003–2005)
KHLR (2005–2009)
Technical information
Facility ID61366
ClassC
ERP100,000 watts
HAAT562 meters
Links
WebcastListen Live
Websitehot949allthehits.iheart.com
KHKN broadcasting in HD incl. all of the subchannels.
KHKN broadcasting in HD incl. all of the subchannels.

KHKN (94.9 FM) is an FM radio station in the Little Rock, Arkansas area. The station's studios are located in West Little Rock, and the transmitter tower is located in Redfield, Arkansas.

KHKN broadcasts in HD.[1][2] KHKN is licensed by the FCC to broadcast a HD digital signal.[3]

History

From 1987 until late 1989, it was KZLR "KZ-95." It had been KADL-FM prior and was off-air for about a year before the launch of AOR "KZ-95." Despite a heavy street presence and a massive promotion blitz, KZ-95 failed to gain traction.

From 1989 to 2003, it was KOLL ("Cool 95"), playing all oldies from the 1950s, 1960s, and 1970s.

From 2003 to 2005, it aired an adult contemporary station with the call letters KMSX with the branding "Mix 94.9".

On December 26, 2005, the station changed its call letters to KHLR and began airing an urban gospel format, branded as "Hallelujah 94.9."

On August 17, 2009, KHLR swapped formats and call letters with KHKN (106.7 FM), adopting an adult hits format, branded as "Tom FM."

On November 1, 2015, KHKN began stunting for the holiday season with Christmas music as "Christmas 94.9". On December 28, 2015, at 6:00 a.m., KHKN flipped to classic hits as "BIG 94.9". The first song played was "Jump" by Van Halen.[4]

On March 11, 2018, at 9:00 p.m., following an audio simulcast of the iHeartRadio Music Awards, KHKN flipped to Top 40/CHR as "Hot 94.9". The flip puts KHKN in competition with longtime Top 40/CHR station KLAL. The last song on "Big" was "So Far Away" by Dire Straits, while the first song on "Hot" was "Finesse" by Bruno Mars featuring Cardi B.[5]

Previous Logos

Hallelujah 94.9 FM.jpg
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Big949logo.jpg

References

  1. ^ http://radiostationworld.com/locations/united_states_of_america/arkansas/radio.asp?m=lit Radio Station World Little Rock
  2. ^ http://hdradio.com/station_guides/widget.php?id=85 HD Radio Guide for Little Rock
  3. ^ http://licensing.fcc.gov/cgi-bin/ws.exe/prod/cdbs/pubacc/prod/sta_det.pl?Facility_id=61366 FCC Station Search Details for KHKN
  4. ^ Big 94.9 Debuts in Little Rock
  5. ^ "CHR War In Little Rock Gets Hot - RadioInsight". RadioInsight. 2018-03-11. Retrieved 2018-03-12.

Coordinates: 34°26′31″N 92°13′05″W / 34.442°N 92.218°W / 34.442; -92.218