KGU is a radio station in Honolulu, Hawaii. The station is owned by Salem Communications and currently broadcasts on a frequency of 760 kHz with a power of 10,000 watts. KGU, which is Hawaii's first radio station, today offers a "Classic Country" format. Its studios are in Honolulu's Kalihi district, and its transmitter is in the Kakaako neighborhood.
|Broadcast area||Honolulu, Hawaii|
|Branding||Where Country Music icons come to play|
|Slogan||"95.1 and AM 760 Honolulu’s Real Country"|
|First air date||May 11, 1922|
|Power||10,000 watts unlimited|
|Owner||Salem Media Group |
(Salem Media of Hawaii, Inc.)
|Sister stations||KAIM-FM, KKOL-FM, KGU-FM, KHCM, KHCM-FM, KHNR|
|City of license||Facility
The station first signed on the air on Thursday, May 11, 1922. In April 1935 it was used as a homing beacon by Captain Ed Musick and Fred Noonan during their survey flights of the Pacific in a Pan American World Airways Sikorsky S-42. In 1941, Japanese aviators used the station's signal to lead them to their attack on Pearl Harbor; later that day, a KGU reporter broadcast news of the attack nationwide on NBC, a report that was interrupted by a telephone operator.
On December 24, 2010, KGU began simulcasting on sister station KHUI, after they dropped their Adult Standards format. The station took the callsign KGU-FM to match the AM sister. However, after simulcasting for over a month, KGU flipped to a Business Talk format on February 1, 2011. The station features programming from the Wall Street Radio Network and CNBC. In December 2018, the station adopted a Classic Country format branded as "95.1 and AM 760 Honolulu's Real Country".
- Station Website
- FCC History Cards for KGU
- Query the FCC's AM station database for KGU
- Radio-Locator Information on KGU
- Query Nielsen Audio's AM station database for KGU
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