|Slogan||Plays Everything Country|
|First air date||March 25th, 2005|
|Owner||Envision Radio Networks|
Hank FM is the on-air brand name of several radio stations in the United States and Canada. Stations using the Hank FM brand name typically air a traditional country music format, with a mix of both contemporary and classic country, and promote themselves as less strictly formatted than other country music stations. They generally use the slogan (He) Plays Everything Country on their country music "Hank FM" branded radio stations or "Plays Country Legends" on their Classic Country "Hank FM" radio stations.
The format was conceived and is owned by Howard Kroeger - creator of the BOB FM format. Kroeger also provides the voice for HANK. The name may be inspired by Hank Williams, a highly influential country singer from the late 1940s and early 1950s whose son Hank Jr. and grandson Hank III also had success as country musicians, each with their own styles.
At least one station currently branded as Hank FM is not consistent with the format of the other stations, using the brand name for an adult hits format more similar to the Jack or Bob formats (likewise, there are a few country stations that brand with Bob).
Hank FM stations
- Kalispell, Montana - KHNK
- Glen Rose, Texas - KTFW-FM
- Savannah, Georgia - WGCO
- Mustang, Oklahoma - KNAH
- Madison, Wisconsin -WHIT
- Indianapolis, Indiana - WLHK
- Dayton, Ohio - WCLI