Coordinates: 47°39′32″N 116°57′50″W / 47.659°N 116.964°W / 47.659; -116.964
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Broadcast areaSpokane, Washington
Frequency94.5 MHz
BrandingRock 94½
FormatActive rock
AffiliationsSeahawks Radio Network
First air date
November 1, 1991 (as KKCH)
Former call signs
  • KMWC (1989–1991, CP)
  • KKCH (1991–1995)
Call sign meaning
"Hits" (previous format)
Technical information
Facility ID49244
ERP83,000 watts
HAAT665 meters
WebcastListen Live

KHTQ is an active rock outlet licensed to Hayden, Idaho and serving the Spokane, Washington area. They broadcast at 94.5 MHz on the FM dial with an effective radiated power of 83 kW and is owned by Morgan Murphy Media.


KHTQ, whose moniker is "Rock 9412", has been offering a current-based mix of today's cutting-edge rock. modern rock and heavy metal hits since their flip from adult top 40 in 1998. As a top 40 station, KHTQ had a very adult lean, as Spokane did not have any hot AC stations at the time. KHTQ competed with very successful "93 Zoo FM", which would later become owned by the same company. At that time, Zoo FM played a pop/rhythmic hybrid presentation, which gave KHTQ the station for adult audiences. After changing formats, "Rock 9412" originally aired a rock/alternative hybrid, which was common among rock stations at the time. While playing bands such as Korn, Limp Bizkit, Sevendust, Slipknot and other new metal acts. They occasionally played acts like AC/DC and Ozzy Osbourne, but mostly classic metal to distance themselves from 105.7 the Peak, which also mixed in harder alternative music.

It is also Spokane's affiliate of the Seattle Seahawks radio network.[1]

Notable Air-Talent has included: GA (Gary Allen),[2] The Stunt Double JP a.k.a. Josh Pryor,[3] "Krazy Aunt" Karla8,[4] "Uncle" Larry Pearson,[5] Brufus P Owsley, Barry "FNG" Bennett, The "Shock-Doctor", Tripp Rogers,[6] Geoff Scott,[5][7] Kris "Beavis" Seibers,[5] Ken "O'Doule" Richards, Kevin Hagen, Sean Knight, Stephanie Marr, Roxxy Davis, Greg Mills, Angel "Dangerchick", Steve Hawk, Larry Snider,[5] and "Jumpy" the Rock-Dog and Scotty "Buns of" Steele.

KHTQ has been nominated for a RadioContraband Rock Radio award for "Medium Market Radio Station of the Year" in 2011 and 2012.

KHTQ was inducted into the Rock Radio Hall of Fame in 2014.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Seahawks on Pinterest | Seattle Seahawks, Photo Galleries and 12th Man". Retrieved 2016-06-13.
  2. ^ "KHTQ - Funny Krap". Archived from the original on 2009-04-11. Retrieved 2009-11-07.
  3. ^ "KHTQ - Angel". Archived from the original on 2009-04-11. Retrieved 2009-11-07.
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  5. ^ a b c d "Radio | The Spokesman-Review". Retrieved 2016-06-13.
  6. ^ "EEO OUTREACH INITIATIVES". Retrieved 2016-06-13.
  7. ^ "The Freeway500 | Creative Air Broadcast Services". Retrieved 2016-06-13.

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47°39′32″N 116°57′50″W / 47.659°N 116.964°W / 47.659; -116.964