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City Basin City, Washington
Broadcast area Tri-Cities
Branding Hot 97.5
Slogan All The Hits
Frequency 97.5 MHz
First air date 1988-07-05 (as KZLO-FM)
Format Rhythmic CHR
ERP 50,000 watts
HAAT 189 meters
Class C1
Facility ID 51128
Transmitter coordinates 46°17′23.00″N 119°25′28.00″W / 46.2897222°N 119.4244444°W / 46.2897222; -119.4244444
Callsign meaning Kool (former name with one O missing) Washington
Former callsigns KZLO-FM (1988-1989)
KZLN-FM (1989-2004)
KHTO (2004-2004)
Owner Townsquare Media
(Townsquare Media Tri-Cities License, LLC)
Webcast Listen Live
Website hot975online.com

KOLW (97.5 FM) is a radio station broadcasting a Rhythmic CHR format. Licensed to Basin City, Washington, United States, the station serves the Tri-Cities area. The station is currently owned by Townsquare Media.[1]


The station went on the air as KZLO-FM on May 7, 1988. On April 14, 1989, the station changed its call sign to KZLN-FM. On January 14, 2004 to KHTO. On October 31, 2004 to the current KOLW.[2]

On September 19, 2013, at 3:00 pm local time, the station flipped from classic hits as 97.5 Kool FM to Rhythmic CHR as Hot 97.5. The first song as "Hot" was J. Cole's Crooked Smile.




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