KHTT

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KHTT
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City of license Muskogee, Oklahoma
Broadcast area Tulsa, Oklahoma
Branding 106.9 K-HITS
Slogan "All The Hits"
Frequency 106.9 MHz
First air date 1972
Format Commercial; Top 40 (CHR)
ERP 100,000 watts
HAAT 308 meters
Class C0
Facility ID 55704
Callsign meaning K-HiTs Tulsa
Former callsigns KMMM (?-1982)
KAYI (1982-1993)
Owner Journal Communications
Sister stations KBEZ KVOO-FM KXBL-FM KFAQ
Website khits.com

KHTT (106.9 FM, "106.9 K-HITS") is a Top 40 Mainstream (CHR) radio station serving the Tulsa, Oklahoma, area of the USA. The Journal Communications outlet broadcasts at 106.9 MHz with an ERP of 100 kW and is licensed to Muskogee, Oklahoma.

History[edit]

KHTT was originally KMMM, and it was also known as "K-Triple M" (the three Ms in its call letters, which also stood for "Muskogee's Music Machine") and at times it was called "K-107." It targeted only Muskogee and the surrounding areas at the time. Very little format history is known for KMMM; one of the formats known for the station is Urban Contemporary. The station mixed in a few Top 40 songs during the daytime and aired a straight ahead Urban presentation by evenings. By 1982 KMMM went dark.

In 1982, the station signed back on the air with an upgrade in its signal now allowing it to target Tulsa. It changed its format to Top 40 and became known as KAYI ("KAY-107"). In the early 90s, KAYI evolved in an Adult Top 40 direction, but the change did not bring success. In November 1993, the station changed its call letters to KHTT and its slogan to "K-HITS." It remained an adult-leaning Top 40 station for a few more years. Then in the summer of 1996, "K-HITS" shifted to a more mainstream Top 40 format, which it has since used with an astounding success.

Ownership Changes[edit]

On March 8, 2012, Renda announced that it was selling KHTT and KBEZ to Journal Communications for $11.8 million. The deal closed on June 25, 2012.[1] Both KHTT and its sister KBEZ have moved into the Journal Communications facility at 29th and Yale Avenue adjacent to the Broken Arrow Expressway joining the existing Journal stations KVOO, KXBL, and KFAQ.

Gunman[edit]

On Jan. 13, 2010 just after 1PM, 58-year-old Barry Styles brought a gun to the offices of KHTT and sister station KBEZ, and walked up and down the hallways demanding to speak to KBEZ morning show DJ Carly Rush. When the receptionist informed the man she had left for the day, he walked out of the office then immediately returned brandishing a pistol. The receptionist escaped to the back of the office and called the Tulsa Police Department. The gunman trapped the employees inside the office and guarded the exit. After approximately 10 minutes, the police department had arrived on scene. When the gunman refused to drop his weapon, police fired shots hitting him in the waist. Shortly after, the police handcuffed the man and he was taken to a hospital where he was listed as being in serious condition.

Call Sign History[edit]

  • Current Call Sign: KHTT
  • Facility ID Number: 55704

Call Sign: Begin Date:

  • KMMM (Unknown Date)
  • KAYI 07/26/1982
  • KHTT 11/01/1993

Slogans[edit]

  • "All The Hits" (1993-1996, 2011–present)
  • "Today's Best Music" (1996-2004)
  • "The #1 Hit Music Station" (2004-2010)

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Journal Acquires Renda’s Two In Tulsa" from Radio Insight (March 8, 2012)

External links[edit]


Coordinates: 35°51′40″N 95°46′05″W / 35.861°N 95.768°W / 35.861; -95.768