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City of license Tacoma, Washington
Broadcast area Seattle area
Slogan Fox Sportsradio 850 AM
Frequency 850 kHz
First air date 1960
Format Sports radio
Power 10,000 watts day
1,000 watts night
Class B
Transmitter coordinates 47°13′56.00″N 122°23′22.00″W / 47.23222°N 122.38944°W / 47.23222; -122.38944
Former callsigns KTAC (1960-1992)
KMTT (1992-1996)
Affiliations Fox Sports Radio, Premiere Radio Networks
Owner Clear Channel Communications
Sister stations KFNK, KJR, KJR-FM, KNBQ, KUBE, KBKS

KHHO (850 AM) is a radio station broadcasting a Sports radio format. Licensed to Tacoma, Washington, USA, the station serves the Seattle area. The station is currently owned by Clear Channel and features programing from Fox Sports Radio and Premiere Radio Networks.[1] Its branding is Fox Sports Radio 850 AM and it carries the entire Fox Sports Radio lineup of programs as well as the Jim Rome show weekdays from 9 a.m. to noon. The station carries play-by-play of the Tacoma Rainiers Pacific Coast League team and is also a network affiliate of the Washington State Cougars radio network.


The station went on the air as "85 KTAC", and was a Top 40 competitor to KJR-AM, KING-AM and KOL-AM throughout the 70's. Don Wade, Robert O'Smith, John Williams, Ron Erak, Bruce Cannon, Bob Case and Rick Hanson were among the air personalities during its Top 40 dominance of the south Puget Sound area. The calls changed to KMTT on 1992-06-19, simulcasting with then sister station KMTT-FM (103.7 The Mountain). Entercom sold the station to Southwave Wireless, LLC (Steve West and Dan Walker) in 1996, and on March 11, 1996, the station changed its call sign to the current KHHO and launched a News/Talk format (K-H-2-O, The Voice of the South Sound) featuring Manda Factor, Jeff Walker and Bruce Cannon. In 1998 the station was acquired by The Ackerley Group and adopted an all-sports format.[2]


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