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City of license Nicholasville, Kentucky
Broadcast area Lexington-Fayette Metropolitan Area
Branding HOT 102
Slogan "All The Hits"
Frequency 102.5 MHz
First air date 1988 (as WCKU)
Format Rhythmic Top 40
ERP 4,600 watts
HAAT 113.7 meters
Class A
Facility ID 11673
Callsign meaning W LexingTOn
Former callsigns WCKU (1988-1994)
WLRO (1994-1995)
Owner Cumulus Media
Webcast Hot 102 Live Audio Stream
Website hot102.net

WLTO, also known as HOT 102, is a Rhythmic Top 40 outlet serving the Lexington radio market. It is owned by Cumulus Media.


WLTO originally signed on the air in 1988 as a Urban Contemporary outlet with the call letters WCKU (U102), but by the early 1994 they would flip to Classic Rock as WLRO, only to switch directions to oldies as WLTO. In 2001, the station flipped to classic country as "US 102." The WLTO calls remained on the station.

But that would all change in August 2004 when it they flipped to mainstream Top 40, but would later evolved into a Rhythmic Top 40 direction. Although WLTO uses the slogan "All The Hits," its playlist is heavily focused on broad-based Rhythmic Contemporary hits. Their major competition is urban contemporary WBTF and Top 40 Mainstream WLKT & WLFX. It is the home to The Kidd Kraddick Morning Show for Central Kentucky. WBTF, which only competes up against WLTO, would be blocked in fewer parts and interfering with another 107.9 radio station.

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Coordinates: 37°57′36″N 84°32′42″W / 37.960°N 84.545°W / 37.960; -84.545