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KHTB
KHTB logo.jpg
City of license Provo, Utah
Broadcast area North central Utah, including most of the Wasatch Front.
Branding 94.9 Z-Rock
Slogan Everything That Rocks
Frequency 94.9 MHz
First air date 1980s (as KLRZ)
Format Active Rock
ERP 48,000 watts
HAAT 853 meters (atop Lake Mountain)
Class C
Facility ID 6545
Transmitter coordinates 40°16′58″N 111°56′11″W / 40.28278°N 111.93639°W / 40.28278; -111.93639
Callsign meaning THe Blaze (former station format)
Former callsigns KLRZ (1980s)
KBNG (1986-1987)
KTOU (1987-1989)
KZHT (1989-2004)
KPHT (2004-2004)
KMXU (2004-2004)
Owner Citadel Broadcasting
Sister stations KBEE, KBER, KENZ, KFNZ, KJQS, KKAT-AM, KUBL
Webcast Listen live
Website Official website

KHTB is a radio station broadcasting to the Salt Lake City surrounding area. KHTB broadcasts on 94.9 and currently identifies itself as "94.9 Z-Rock". It is owned and operated by Citadel Broadcasting.[1][2]

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History

The station and frequency was previously owned and operated by Millcreek Broadcasting. In early summer 2008, the station was acquired by Citadel Broadcasting. Millcreek Broadcasting moved The Blaze to a new frequency, KZZQ 97.5 FM (Coalville) and KAUU 105.1 FM (Manti). As a result of the purchase of 94.9, Citadel divested KKAT-FM to Wasatch Radio, LLC as Trustee due to ownership limitations. Citadel did not acquire the intellectual property rights to maintain the former station slogan "The Blaze", and this resulted in the current name "94.9 Z-ROCK" (which was previously "94.9 ROCKS").

KHTB's radio tower, located atop Lake Mountain.
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1980s

Starting in the early 1980s, the station was known as KLRZ. While with those call letters, the station carried an adult contemporary format, which later flipped to CHR as KBNG. As KTOU ("The Touch") the station carried a new age format. The format lasted a few years before the station became KZHT, and the format changed to rock.[3][4]

KZHT era

The station, as KZHT, was popular among teens along the Wasatch Front.[5] KZHT moved up the dial in 2004 and maintained the top 40 format, while KHTB became a rock station which became known better as "The Blaze". The reason for the move was primarily based on signal. The 94.9 transmitter is located on Lake Mountain south of Salt Lake, and west of Provo. 97.1's transmitter is located on Farnsworth Peak. The station was quite popular through most of its run and then in August 2008 Citadel acquired the frequency and "The Blaze" moved to 97.5 which was then the defunct KOAY. KHTB is now known as 94.9 Z-Rock.

Programming

Carrying an active rock format, the station boasts a number of personalities. Marcus leads off in the morning, from 6-10am local time. Marcus originally came from "The Blaze" after the frequency that station was on was purchased by Citadel (see history above). Following Marcus is Darby in the afternoon from 3-7pm. Darby was originally mid-days on KBER but then was given afternoons on KHTB. Trent Steele does weekends and Flapjack does nights following Darby. Sunday nights, Darby hosts KAOS, a show in which he gets to play heavier metal music that normally wouldn't be in rotation on the station.[6]

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