K256AS is a relay transmitter broadcasting on 99.1 FM. Licensed to Honolulu, HI, the station primarily serves the southern portion of Oahu and is under ownership of iHeartMedia, Inc. (formerly Clear Channel Communications until September 2014).
|Slogan||The Best PoP! on the Planet|
|Repeater(s)||KUCD 101.9 HD-2|
|First air date||2007|
|HAAT||31.7 meters (104 ft)|
|Owner||iHeartMedia, Inc. |
(Capstar TX LLC)
The license to this station was granted on July 30, 2007 as a retranslator for KDNN, airing traditional Hawaiian music as "Hawai’i No Ka Oi" (translated as "Indeed the Best"). Local radio personalities Lanai and Augie (previously of main KDNN station) hosted their own morning talk show Weekdays from 6 to 9AM.
On June 27, 2014, the format was replaced by the iHeartRadio EDM/Dance platform "Evolution" and switched its HD2 subchannel carrier from KDNN to KHJZ. The station follows the Dance/EDM "Evolution" format, but is customized for Honolulu with local traffic reports and liners targeting its competitors. "Hawai’i No Ka Oi" continues on KDNN's HD2 sub channel and as an iHeartRadio platform.
On September 9, 2016, K256AS dropped the "Evolution" format to take KHJZ's displaced Rhythmic AC/Classic Hip-Hop format, and rebranded as "99.1 Jamz." The move was to allow KUBT to incorporate the Dance/EDM crossovers into its relaunched Rhythmic Top 40 direction.
On November 22, 2019, K256AS dropped the "Jamz" format (which continued on KUBT-HD2 and on its own iHeart stream, rebranded as "Jamz Hawaii") and adopted a variation of the contemporary hit radio format focused on international hits (with a particular focus on K-pop), branded as "PoP! 99.1".
- Evolution Comes to Honolulu
- "Jamz Quickly Return To Honolulu" from Radio Insight (September 15, 2016)
- Pop 99.1 Debuts In Honolulu With International Hits