KAIM-FM

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KAIM-FM, "95.5 The Fish", is a Contemporary Christian radio station based in Honolulu, Hawaii. The Salem Communications outlet broadcasts at 95.5 MHz with an ERP of 100 kW. Its studios are in Honolulu's Kalihi district, and its transmitter is near Akupu, Hawaii.

KAIM-FM
Broadcast areaHonolulu, Hawaii
Branding"95.5 The Fish"
Slogan"Safe For The Whole Family"
Frequency95.5 MHz
First air dateNovember 1, 1953
FormatContemporary Christian
ERP100,000 watts
HAAT565 meters
ClassC
Facility ID10950
Call sign meaningKAIMuki[1]
OwnerSalem Communications
(Salem Media of Hawaii, Inc.)
Sister stationsKKOL, KGU, KHCM, KHCM-FM, KGU-FM, KHNR
WebcastListen Live (via iHeartRadio)
Websitethefishhawaii.com

HistoryEdit

KAIM was the first commercial FM radio station in Hawai'i. It went on the air November 1, 1953,[2] having narrowly been beaten out by KVOK-FM for the distinction of being the first FM on the islands. The Christian Broadcasting Association, owned by the Reverend Billy Graham, owned KAIM and broadcast from studios and a transmitter on 12th Avenue[3] in the Kaimuki neighborhood, which gave rise to its callsign.[1] An FM suffix was added in 1956 to coincide with the launch of KAIM on 870 AM; that station is today KHCM 880.

Even though KAIM has been a Contemporary Christian outlet since 1992, it wasn't until after Salem bought the station in 2000 that it adopted "The Fish" moniker and slogan.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Kam School Opens First FM Station; Non-Commercial". Honolulu Star-Bulletin. October 10, 1953. Retrieved April 15, 2019.
  2. ^ "Sunday Program Inaugurates F.M. Radio Service". Honolulu Star-Bulletin. November 3, 1953. Retrieved April 15, 2019.
  3. ^ FCC History Cards for KAIM-FM

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Coordinates: 21°23′35″N 158°05′49″W / 21.393°N 158.097°W / 21.393; -158.097