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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).

K256AS
CityHonolulu
Broadcast areaOahu
BrandingPoP! 99.1
SloganThe Best PoP! on the Planet
Frequency99.1 MHz
Repeater(s)KUCD 101.9 HD-2
First air date2007
Formatinternational CHR
ERP250 Watts
HAAT31.7 meters (104 ft)
ClassD
Facility ID152379
OwneriHeartMedia, Inc.
(Capstar TX LLC)
WebcastListen Live
Websitepop991.iheart.com

Station HistoryEdit

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.[1] 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.[2]

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".[3]

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