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City of license New London, Iowa
Broadcast area Burlington, Iowa
Branding Hot 97.3
Slogan Today's Hit Music
Frequency 97.3 MHz FM
First air date 2001 as KKNL
Format Top 40 (CHR)
ERP 3,800 watts
HAAT 125 meters
Class A
Facility ID 89613
Transmitter coordinates 40°47′53″N 91°26′22″W / 40.79806°N 91.43944°W / 40.79806; -91.43944
Callsign meaning K Hot 97 Dot 3 K
Former callsigns KKNL (8/28/01 - 9/18/06)
Owner Pritchard Broadcasting Corporation
Sister stations KBKB, KBUR, KDMG, KKMI, WQKQ

KHDK (97.3 FM "Hot 97.3") is a Top 40 (CHR) radio station based in Burlington, Iowa, USA. It is owned by the Pritchard Broadcasting Corporation.

Before KHDK[edit]

Formats of KHDK
Name (call signs) Format
KKMI (simulcast) (KKNL) Adult Contemporary (2001-2005)
HOT 97.3 Contemporary Hit Radio (2005-present)

Before CHR made its 2006 debut in the Burlington-Fort Madison area on 97.3, the station was known as KKNL (K K New London). KKNL was actually a simulcast of 93.5 KKMI to provide a better signal to Mount Pleasant, as the 93.5 signal is hard to receive in the Mount Pleasant Area. The simulcast lasted for four years, until late-2005 when KKNL broke away from KKMI, emerging as the Tri-States New Hit Music Channel: Hot 97 dot 3.

Syndicated shows[edit]

Hot 97.3 syndicates numerous radio shows. "Kidd Kraddick in the Mornings" is the stations flagship syndicated show. On the weekends they also syndicate "Rick Dees Weekly Top 40", "Hollywood Hamilton Weekend Top 30", and "The Hollywood 5".

On-air staff[edit]

Matthew Brown (known on air as Lil' Matt) is the current KHDK Program Director. Other members of the KHDK Airstaff include Johnny B and Mikey J, the latter of which has been with the station since it signed on with a CHR format in 2005.

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