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City of license Kailua, Hawaii
Broadcast area Honolulu, Hawaii
Branding Krater 96
Slogan "The Best Mix of The '90s, 2-K & Today"
Frequency 96.3 (MHz)
First air date 1978
Format Adult Contemporary
ERP 75,000 watts
HAAT 645 meters
Class C
Facility ID 50118
Callsign meaning KRaTeR (reference to Diamond Head, whose location is shaped like a crater hole)
Owner Summit Media LLC
Webcast Listen Live

KRTR-FM (96.3 FM, "KRATER 96") is an Adult Contemporary music formatted radio station serving Honolulu, Hawaii. The Summit Media outlet broadcasts with an ERP of 74 kW and is licensed to Kailua, Hawaii.


KRTR signed on the air on October 31, 1978, as a locally-owned soft adult contemporary outlet with the call letters KSHO, but by 2003 they would evolve to an Adult Top 40 direction after Cox acquired the station. By 2010 it returned to a Mainstream AC direction. KRTR-AM/FM are now owned and operated by Summit Media LLC, which acquired the stations (along with 21 others) from Cox Radio effective May 3, 2013, at a purchase price of $66.25 million.

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Coordinates: 21°19′37″N 157°45′14″W / 21.327°N 157.754°W / 21.327; -157.754