|Broadcast area||Little Rock metropolitan area|
|Branding||96.5 The Answer|
|Slogan||Breaking News, Stimulating Talk|
|First air date||1988 (as KLRA-FM)|
|Operator||Salem Media Group|
Crain Media Group |
(Crain Media Group, LLC)
|Sister stations||KDIS-FM, KKSP|
KHTE-FM is a commercial Conservative 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 Redfield, Arkansas.
KHTE-FM, whose previous formats were Rhythmic contemporary and later Urban contemporary known as "Hot 96.5", began switching directions to a 1990s-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- to 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.
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