KHTE-FM

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KHTE-FM
City of license England, Arkansas
Broadcast area Little Rock metropolitan area
Branding 96.5 The Answer
Slogan Breaking News, Stimulating Talk
Frequency 96.5 MHz
First air date 1988 (as KLRA-FM)
Format News/Talk
ERP 10,500 watts
HAAT 151 meters
Class C3
Facility ID 40746
Former callsigns KLRA-FM (1988-1997)
KHUG (1997-1999)
KLEC (3/1999-6/1999)
KLEC-FM (1999-2000)
KHTE (5/2000-10/2000)
Owner Crain Communications
(Operated by Salem Media Group under LMA)
(Crain Media Group, LLC)
Sister stations KDIS-FM, KKSP
Website 965fmtheanswer.com

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-FM is currently branded as "96.5 The Answer". The station's studios are located in West Little Rock, and the transmitter tower is in Barraque, Arkansas.

KHTE-FM, 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 dropped the Craig and Sam Morning Show, replacing them with former Alice 107.7 midday jock Ugly Ed Johnson and sticking with Kramer in afternoons.

In January 2013 KHTE-FM dropped Top 40/CHR for News/Talk, picking up the format full time from KKSP after it went full-time with their sports format.

On March 17, 2015, it was announced that Salem Media Group, will take over operations of KHTE and KKSP through a local marketing agreement with Crain. On April 2, 2015 KHTE-FM rebranded as "96.5 The Answer", matching the names of fellow stations owned by Salem.[1]

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