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WLTO HOT102 logo.png
Broadcast area Lexington-Fayette Metropolitan Area
Branding HOT 102.5
Slogan Lexington's Hottest Music
Format Rhythmic Contemporary
ERP 4,600 watts
HAAT 113.7 meters
Class A
Facility ID 11673
Callsign meaning W LexingTOn
Former callsigns WCKU (1988-1994)
WLRO (1994-1995)
Owner Cumulus Media
(Cumulus Licensing LLC)
Sister stations WVLK-FM, WVLK-AM, WXZZ, WLXX
Webcast Hot 102 Live Audio Stream
Website hot102.net

WLTO, also known as HOT 102.5, is a Rhythmic contemporary outlet serving the Lexington, Kentucky radio market. It is owned by Cumulus Media.


WLTO originally signed on the air in 1988 as an urban contemporary outlet with the call letters WCKU (U102), but by the early 1994 they would flip to classic rock as WLRO, only to switch directions to oldies as WLTO. In 2001, the station flipped to classic country as "US 102." The WLTO calls remained on the station.

But that would all change in August 2004 when they flipped to mainstream top 40, but would later evolve into a rhythmic top 40 direction. As of 2017, although reported as having a rhythmic contemporary format, the station plays the majority of top 40 hits, most not played on most other rhythmic stations. It is the home to The Kidd Kraddick Morning Show for Central Kentucky.

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Coordinates: 37°57′36″N 84°32′42″W / 37.960°N 84.545°W / 37.960; -84.545