|Broadcast area||Honolulu, Hawaii|
|Slogan||"The Best Mix of The '90s, 2-K & Today"|
|First air date||1978|
|Callsign meaning||KRaTeR (reference to Diamond Head, whose location is shaped like a crater hole)|
|Sister stations||KCCN-FM, KINE-FM, KKNE, KPHW|
KRTR-FM (96.3 FM, "KRATER 96") is an Adult Contemporary music formatted radio station serving Honolulu, Hawaii. The Summit Media outlet broadcasts with an ERP of 74 kW and is licensed to Kailua, Hawaii.
KRTR signed on as KSHO on October 31, 1978, as a soft jazz outlet with the call letters KSHO. It's sister station at the time was Jazz powerhouse KKGO FM Los Angeles. Every year the stations would broadcast live from the Monterey jazz festival. In 1984 KSHO changed to KRTR and the station format changed from smooth Jazz to adult contemporary using a "Drake Chenault" directed music format. By 2003 they would evolve to an Adult Top 40 direction after Cox acquired the station. By 2010 it returned to a Mainstream AC direction.
Radio personality's that worked on-air at this station through the years include... John Bates, Dan Cooke, Tom Ewing, Rob Haas, Kamasami Kong, Mahlon Moore, Jane Pascual, Michael Qseng, Don Sullivan, Austin Vali, Brock Whaley, Karen Waygood and many more.
- KRTR official website
- Query the FCC's FM station database for KRTR
- Radio-Locator information on KRTR
- Query Nielsen Audio's FM station database for KRTR
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