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WKHT
Broadcast area Knoxville
Branding "HOT 104.5"
Slogan "The Beat of Knoxville"
Frequency 104.5 MHz (also on HD Radio)
First air date 2003
Format Rhythmic Top 40
ERP 2,300 watts
Class A
Callsign meaning We're Knoxville's HoT104.5!
Owner Journal Communications
Website HOT 104.5's homepage

WKHT (HOT 104.5) is a Rhythmic Top 40 station based in Knoxville, Tennessee. The Journal Communications outlet broadcasts at 104.5 MHz with an ERP of 2.3 kW.

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History

This station signed on as WQBB-FM, airing the same programming as adult standards WQBB. Later the FM played "Young country" as WQIX.[1]

Prior to its flip to Rhythmic Top 40 in 2003, the station was a Classic Rock outlet. HOT 104.5 has enjoyed success. In less than two years on the air HOT 104.5 forced its competitor WILD 98.7/WYIL to change formats. Currently HOT 104.5's only competitor is sister station Top 40 Mainstream STAR 102.1-WWST.

The playlist of WKHT primarily consists of R&B/hip-hop plus some Rhythmic Pop hits, thus it is considered to be a rhythmic Top 40 station by Billboard as opposed to mainstream R&B due to Knoxville not having a large African-American population. Its target audience is females 18-34.

HOT 104.5 built its success by engaging listeners, executing creative and exciting promotions and staying on top of current events and trends.

On-Air Personality

Mid-day: T the Reflection Of Perfection Afternoon: Darren Stephens Nights: Joey Tack Saturday Nights: T the Reflection Of Perfection & DJ F-10

References

  1. ^ http://web.knoxnews.com/entertainment/tvradio/radiostations.shtml, Retrieved on 2009-03-05.

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