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KHGE
Big Country 102.7 - logo.jpg
City of license Fresno, California
Branding Big Country 102.7
Slogan "Good Times and Great Country Favorites"
Frequency 102.7 (MHz) (also on HD Radio)
Format Country
ERP 50,000 watts
HAAT 152 meters
Class B
Callsign meaning HuGE, different word for Big (format based)
Owner Clear Channel Communications
Sister stations KALZ, KBOS, KCBL, KEZL, KFSO, KRDU, KRZR, KSOF
TV station KGPE pending sale to Providence Equity Partners
Webcast Listen Live
Website bigcountry1027.com

KHGE (102.7 FM, "Big Country 102.7") is a commercial country music radio station in Fresno, California.

History

KKNU - Easy Listening - (1962 through 1985)

KKNU signed on the air in 1962 airing an easy listening music format programmed by Jim Schulke and branded as "Easy 103" until 1985.

KKNU - Soft Adult Contemporary - (1985 through March, 1988)

KKNU, aired a soft adult contemporary music format from 1985 until March 1988 branded as "103 FM".

KTHT - Adult Contemporary - (March, 1988 through April 1, 1998)

KTHT, aired an adult contemporary music format from March 1988 until April 1, 1998 branded as "K-Hit 102.7" until September of 1989.

The programming change from soft adult contemporary music to adult contemporary music on April 1, 1988 began as a publicity stunt staged by morning show personality, Nick Ryan, who barricaded himself in the control room all day to protest the soft adult contemporary format which he characterized as "wimpy music".

KTHT, re-branded to "102.7 KTHT" in September of 1989.

KTHT, re-branded to "Mix 102.7" in 1992.

KALZ - Modern Adult Contemporary - (April 1, 1998 through January 2, 2006)
KCTZ/KHGE - Country - January 2, 2006

KHGE began airing country music programming on 102.7 FM on January 2, 2006, branded as "Cat Country" using the FCC call letters, KCTZ. KHGE re-branded to "Big Country" on June 19, 2006; a change of FCC call letters followed to KHGE.

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