KIKI (AM)

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KIKI
City Honolulu, Hawaii
Broadcast area Honolulu, Hawaii
Branding Fox Sports 990
Slogan Hawaii's Home For Fox Sports Radio and the Los Angeles Dodgers
Frequency 990 kHz
First air date March 18, 1957 (as KHVH)
Format Sports
Audience share 0.6 (Winter 2015, Nielsen Audio[1])
Power 5,000 watts
Class B
Facility ID 40143
Callsign meaning A play on the word KeIKI, which is Hawaiian for child, and a reference to its AM and FM sister stations that had those calls
Former callsigns KHVH (1957-1994)
KIKI (1994-2001)
KHBZ (2001-2010)
Affiliations Fox Sports Radio
Owner iHeartMedia, Inc.
(Capstar TX LLC)
Webcast Listen Live
Website foxsports990.iheart.com

KIKI (990 AM, "Fox Sports 990") is a sports radio station licensed to Honolulu, Hawaii, and owned by iHeartMedia, Inc..

History[edit]

The station signed on the air as KHVH in 1957 by then-owner Kaiser Broadcasting, who would later sell the station in 1965.

In 1993, KHVH swapped frequencies with Oldies station KIKI, then at 830 kHz. KIKI at 990 would drop oldies for news in 1994, followed by a flip to country music from 1997 to 1999, a simulcast of KHJZ from 1999 to 2001, and a flip to business news in 2001 as KHBZ, only to evolve into its talk radio format by 2004. In 2008 KHBZ changed its slogan from "The Talk Station" to "Stimulating Talk Radio" On September 2, 2010 KHBZ took possession of the KIKI calls after the FM flipped formats from Rhythmic Top 40 to Rhythmic AC (as KHJZ), bringing the KIKI calls back to 990.

On March 18, 2016 KIKI changed their format from talk to sports, branded as "Fox Sports 990".[1]

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KIKI (AM) logo.png Similar to sister station KFI

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Coordinates: 21°19′26″N 157°52′32″W / 21.32389°N 157.87556°W / 21.32389; -157.87556