|Broadcast area||Tulsa, Oklahoma|
|Slogan||"Tulsa's #1 Hit Music Station"|
|Frequency||106.9 MHz (also on HD Radio)|
|First air date||1972|
|Format||Commercial; Top 40 (CHR)|
|HAAT||388.4 meters (1,274 ft)|
|Callsign meaning||K-HiTs Tulsa|
E. W. Scripps Company |
(Scripps Broadcasting Holdings LLC (Sale pending to Griffin Communications))
|Sister stations||KBEZ KVOO-FM KXBL-FM KFAQ KJRH|
KHTT (106.9 FM, "106.9 K-HITS") is a top 40 mainstream (CHR) radio station serving the Tulsa, Oklahoma, area of the United States. The E.W. Scripps Company outlet broadcasts at 106.9 MHz with an ERP of 100 kW and is licensed to Muskogee, Oklahoma. Its studios are located in Midtown Tulsa and the new digital HD transmitter is south of Bixby. The new site was activated on June 28th, 2017.
KHTT was originally KMMM, and it was also known as "K-Triple M" (the three Ms in its call letters, which also stood for "Muskogee's Music Machine") and at times it was called "The New K107 FM". It targeted only Muskogee and the surrounding areas at the time. Very little format history is known for KMMM; one of the formats known for the station is urban contemporary. The station mixed in a few top 40 songs during the daytime and aired a straight ahead Urban presentation by evenings. By 1982 KMMM went dark.
In 1982, the station signed back on the air with an upgrade in its signal now allowing it to target Tulsa. It changed its format to a full length Top 40/CHR format and became known as KAYI but still kept the moniker as "K107 FM". In the early 90s, KAYI evolved in an Adult CHR direction, but the change did not bring success. In November 1993, the station changed its call letters to KHTT and its slogan to "K-HITS." It remained an adult-leaning top 40 station for a few more years. Then in the summer of 1996, "K-HITS" shifted to a more mainstream top 40 format, which it has since used with an astounding success.
On March 8, 2012, Renda announced that it was selling KHTT and KBEZ to Journal Communications for $11.8 million. The deal closed on June 25, 2012. Both KHTT and its sister KBEZ have moved into the Journal Communications facility at 29th and Yale Avenue adjacent to the Broken Arrow Expressway joining the existing Journal stations KVOO, KXBL, and KFAQ.
Journal Communications (KHTT's former owner) and the E. W. Scripps Company (owner of NBC's local affiliate KJRH-TV) announced on July 30, 2014 that the two companies would merge to create a new broadcast company under the E.W. Scripps Company name that will own the two companies' broadcast properties, including KHTT. The transaction was approved.
On Jan. 13, 2010 just after 1PM, 58-year-old Barry Styles brought a gun to the offices of KHTT and sister station KBEZ, and walked up and down the hallways demanding to speak to KBEZ morning show DJ Carly Rush. When the receptionist informed the man she had left for the day, he walked out of the office then immediately returned brandishing a pistol. The receptionist escaped to the back of the office and called the Tulsa Police Department. The gunman trapped the employees inside the office and guarded the exit. After approximately 10 minutes, the police department had arrived on scene. When the gunman refused to drop his weapon, police fired shots hitting him in the waist. Shortly after, the police handcuffed the man and he was taken to a hospital where he was listed as being in serious condition.
Call sign history
- Current Call Sign: KHTT
- Facility ID Number: 55704
Call Sign: Begin Date:
- KMMM (Unknown Date)
- KAYI 07/26/1982
- KHTT 11/01/1993
- "All The Hits!" (1993-1996, 2011–2016)
- "Today's Best New Music!" (1996-2004)
- "The New #1 Hit Music Station!" (2004-2010)
- "Tulsa's #1 Hit Music Station!" (2016-Present)
- "Journal Acquires Renda’s Two In Tulsa" from Radio Insight (March 8, 2012)
- "E.W. Scripps, Journal Merging Broadcast Ops". TVNewsCheck. July 30, 2014. Retrieved July 31, 2014.
- "Scripps Sells Tulsa Cluster To Griffin Communications - RadioInsight". RadioInsight. 2018-06-25. Retrieved 2018-06-25.
- KHTT station website
- MySpace page
- Query the FCC's FM station database for KHTT
- Radio-Locator information on KHTT
- Query Nielsen Audio's FM station database for KHTT