KHOC

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KHOC
City of license Casper, Wyoming
Broadcast area Casper, Wyoming
Frequency 102.5 MHz
First air date 1997
Format Adult Contemporary
ERP 100,000 watts
HAAT 517 meters
Class C
Facility ID 15925
Transmitter coordinates 42°44′37″N 106°18′31″W / 42.74361°N 106.30861°W / 42.74361; -106.30861
(Atop Casper Mountain)
Former callsigns KKRR (1997-1998)
Owner Mt. Rushmore Broadcasting, Inc.
Sister stations KMLD, KVOC, KQLT, KASS

KHOC (102.5 FM, "Heart 102.5") is a commercial radio station located in Casper, Wyoming.[1][2]

All Mt. Rushmore Casper stations are located at 218 N. Wolcott in downtown Casper.

History[edit]

The station was first known as KKRR, starting on 1997-10-06. On 1998-10-23, the station changed its call sign to the current KHOC.[3] Citing technical difficulties, the station, along with its five other sister stations went dark for a period of time in August 2011. KVOC, KMLD, and KHOC remain silent as of December 17, 2011. Other than equipment reasons, no further information as to why the three stations were off the air has been provided.[4]

Fines[edit]

KHOC, along with other Casper stations owned by Mt. Rushmore Broadcasting were fined $68,000 for using unlicensed Studio/transmitter links, which the company had been using for 16 years. The FCC fined the company $68,000 for "willfully and repeatedly" violating the law, giving the stations' owner 30 days to get licenses for its STLs for KHOC, and sister stations KMLD, KASS, and KQLT.[5] In 2012, station owner Jan Charles Gray was named in a lawsuit by the U.S. Department of Labor for improperly paying employees. Gray called the claims in the lawsuit "bogus".[6] In 2013, Gray informed the Casper Star Tribune that the lawsuit and a $68,000 fine for unlicensed STLs were "a lot of baloney." Gray said if the FCC doesn't back down, he plans to "sue them on behalf of every radio owner in America that has been wronged by them".[7]

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