KGU (AM)

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KGU
City of license Honolulu, Hawaii
Broadcast area Honolulu, Hawaii
Branding "760 KGU"
Slogan "Money Radio AM 760"
Frequency 760 kHz
First air date May 11, 1922
Format Business Talk
Power 10,000 watts unlimited
Class B
Facility ID 53705
Transmitter coordinates 21°17′41″N 157°51′49″W / 21.29472°N 157.86361°W / 21.29472; -157.86361Coordinates: 21°17′41″N 157°51′49″W / 21.29472°N 157.86361°W / 21.29472; -157.86361
Owner Salem Communications
Sister stations KAIM-FM, KGMZ-FM, KGU-FM, KHCM, KHCM-FM, KHNR
Webcast Listen Live
Website Station Website

KGU is a radio station in Honolulu, Hawaii. The station is owned by Salem Communications and currently broadcasts on a frequency of 760 kHz at a power of 10,000 watts. KGU, which is Hawaii's first radio station, today offers a "Business Talk" format.[1]

History[edit]

The station first signed on the air on Friday, May 11, 1922. In April 1935 it was used as a homing beacon by Captain Ed Musick and Fred Noonan during their survey flights of the Pacific in a Pan American World Airways Sikorsky S-42. In 1941, Japanese aviators used the station's signal to lead them to their attack on Pearl Harbor.

On December 24, 2010, KGU began simulcasting on sister station KHUI, after they dropped their Adult Standards format. The station took the callsign KGU-FM to match the AM sister.[2] However, after simulcasting for over a month, KGU flipped to a Business Talk format on February 1, 2011.[3] The station features programming from the Wall Street Radio Network and CNBC.

Programming[edit]

KGU airs popular business content such as Phil Grande of The Phil's Gang Radio Show and Ray Lucia.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Broadcast History - Honolulu
  2. ^ "KHUI Born Again As Christian KGU" from All Access (December 30, 2010)
  3. ^ "KGU-A/Honolulu Means Business" from All Access (February 1, 2011)

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