KZHT
KZHT 971 Logo.png
Broadcast areaSalt Lake City Metropolitan Area
Frequency97.1 MHz (HD Radio)
Branding97-1 ZHT
Programming
FormatTop 40 (CHR)
AffiliationsPremiere Networks
Ownership
Owner
KAAZ-FM, KJMY, KNRS, KNRS-FM, KODJ
History
First air date
February 1, 1961; 61 years ago (1961-02-01) (as KLUB-FM)[1]
Former call signs
  • KLUB-FM (1961–1968)
  • KWIC (1968–1972)
  • KLUB-FM (1972–1978)
  • KISN (1978–1989)
  • KISN-FM (1989–2004)
Call sign meaning
From former "Hot" format
Technical information
Facility ID63820
ClassC
ERP25,000 watts
1,000 watts (booster)
HAAT1,140 meters (3,740 ft)
Transmitter coordinates
40°39′34″N 112°12′5″W / 40.65944°N 112.20139°W / 40.65944; -112.20139
Links
WebcastListen Live
Website971zht.iheart.com

KZHT (97.1 FM) is a Top 40 (CHR) formatted radio station broadcasting to the Salt Lake City metropolitan area. It is owned by iHeartMedia as one of six radio stations in this market. The station's studios are located in West Valley City and its transmitter site is located southwest of the city on Farnsworth Peak in the Oquirrh Mountains.

Station history

Beautiful music (1961-198?)

The station signed on in 1961 as KLUB-FM, airing a beautiful music format that was partially simulcasted with KLUB-AM.[2]

Adult contemporary (198?-2000)

The station then became KISN "Kissin 97", airing an adult contemporary format.

'80s hits (2000-2003)

On November 3, 2000, the station changed to an All-80s Hits format. It retained the "Kissin 97" name and airstaff. [3] In 2001, KISN and at least four other Clear Channel stations in the U.S. aired the program Martha Quinn's Rewind.[4][5]

Top 40 (2003-present)

On December 22, 2003, 97.1 became the new home of KZHT and its top 40 format. KZHT and KISN owner Clear Channel opted to sell the limited-coverage 94.9 frequency.[6]

References

  1. ^ "KZHT(FM)" (PDF). Broadcasting & Cable Yearbook. 2010. p. D-555. Retrieved May 21, 2022 – via World Radio History.
  2. ^ https://www.oldradio.com/archives/stations/slc-hist.htm
  3. ^ "KSIN Off Hot AC With Flip To '80s" (PDF). Radio & Records. November 10, 2000. p. 36 – via World Radio History.
  4. ^ Arave, Lynn (May 25, 2001). "What's it like on other side of mike? - Newsman at KUTV interviews 4 local DJs". Deseret News. Salt Lake City, Utah. p. C7. Retrieved March 17, 2021 – via NewsBank.
  5. ^ Saxe, Frank (May 2001). "Newsline". Billboard. 113 (20): 78.
  6. ^ "Changes Afoot In Salt Lake City: CC set to move KZHT's format to KISN's frequency" (PDF). Radio & Records. December 19, 2003. p. 3 – via World Radio History.