KHGE

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KHGE
Khge 102.7 Logo.jpg
City Fresno, California
Broadcast area Fresno, California
Branding 102.7 The Wolf
Slogan "Good Times and Great Wolf Country Favorites"
Frequency 102.7 (MHz)
(also on HD Radio)
Format New Country
HD2: Mother Trucker Radio
ERP 50,000 watts
HAAT 152 meters (499 ft)
Class B
Facility ID 48777
Callsign meaning HuGE, different word for Big (format based)
Owner iHeartMedia
(Capstar TX LLC)
Sister stations KALZ, KBOS, KCBL, KRZR, KFSO, KRDU, KFBT, KSOF
Webcast Listen Live
Website 1027thewolf.com

KHGE (102.7 FM, "102.7 The Wolf") is a commercial country music radio station in Fresno, California, owned and operated by iHeartMedia. Its studios are located on Shaw Avenue in North Fresno, and the transmitter tower is east of Clovis.

KHGE broadcasts two channels in HD.[1]

History[edit]

KKNU - Easy Listening - (1962 through 1985) KKNU signed on the air in 1962 airing an easy listening music format programmed by Jim Schulke and branded as "Easy 103" until 1985.

KKNU - Soft Adult Contemporary - (1985 through March 1988) KKNU aired a soft adult contemporary music format from 1985 until March 1988 branded as "103 FM". During most of this time, KKNU was also known as "The Love Song Station" which blended romantic music with what they called "Champagne Jazz", or lite contemporary jazz.

KTHT - Adult Contemporary - (March 1988 through April 1, 1998) KTHT aired an adult contemporary music format from March 1988 until April 1, 1998 branded as "K-Hit 102.7" until September 1989.

The programming change from soft adult contemporary music to adult contemporary music on April 1, 1988 began as a publicity stunt staged by morning show personality, Nick Ryan, who barricaded himself in the control room all day to protest the soft adult contemporary format which he characterized as "wimpy music".

KTHT re-branded to "Thunder 102.7" in September 1989.

KTHT re-branded to "The New Mix 102.7" in 1992.

KALZ - Modern Adult Contemporary - (April 1, 1998 through January 2, 2006)

  • KALZ aired a modern adult contemporary music format from April 1, 1998 until January 2, 2006, branded as "Alice @ 102 (point) 7". The modern adult contemporary music format was moved to 96.7 FM retaining the call letters, KALZ, and "Alice" branding.
Big Country 102.7 logo

KCTZ/KHGE - Country - January 2, 2006 KHGE began airing country music programming on 102.7 FM on January 2, 2006, branded as "Cat Country" using the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) call letters, KCTZ. KHGE re-branded to "Big Country" on June 19, 2006; a change of FCC call letters followed to KHGE.

On December 26, 2010, Big Country 102.7 was simply re-branded as 102.7 The Wolf.

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Coordinates: 36°49′08″N 119°30′36″W / 36.819°N 119.510°W / 36.819; -119.510