KHTE-FM

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KHTE-FM
KHTE-FM 96.5 The Voice.jpg
City of license England, Arkansas
Broadcast area Little Rock metropolitan area
Branding 96.5 The Voice
Slogan The Voice of Central Arkansas
Frequency 96.5 (MHz)
First air date 1988
Format News/Talk
ERP 10,500 watts
HAAT 151 meters
Class C3
Facility ID 40746
Owner Crain Media Group, LLC

KHTE-FM is a commercial News/Talk radio station licensed in England, Arkansas, United States, broadcasting to the Little Rock, Arkansas, area on 96.5 FM. KHTE is currently branded as "96.5 The Voice". The station's studios are located in West Little Rock, and the transmitter tower is in Barraque, Arkansas.

KHTE, whose previous formats were Rhythmic contemporary and later Urban contemporary known as "Hot 96.5", began switching directions to a 90s-based Top 40 format in August 2009, only to adopt an Adult Top 40 direction just two weeks after the flip, and by 2011 evolved to Top 40/CHR. The move allowed them to compete more effectively with Top 40 rival KLAL for 18-49 year old female listeners and to counter KLAL's modern-leaning playlist. In 2011 the station curiously dropped the Craig and Sam Morning Show [1] despite ratings success, replacing them with former Alice 107.7 midday jock Ugly Ed Johnson, and sticking with Kramer in afternoons. Musically, featuring Top 40 core artists such as, The Black Eyed Peas, Pink, Lady Gaga, Usher, Rihanna, Katy Perry and Daughtry.

In January KHTE dropped Top 40/CHR for News/Talk, picking up the format full time from KKSP after it went full time with their Sports format.

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Coordinates: 34°29′10″N 92°09′29″W / 34.486°N 92.158°W / 34.486; -92.158