KGU (AM)

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.[1] Its studios are in Honolulu's Kalihi district, and its transmitter is in the Kakaako neighborhood.

KGU
KGU 95.1RealCountry760 logo.png
CityHonolulu, Hawaii
Broadcast areaHonolulu, Hawaii
BrandingWhere Country Music icons come to play
Slogan"95.1 and AM 760 Honolulu’s Real Country"
Frequency760 kHz
First air dateMay 11, 1922
FormatClassic Country
Power10,000 watts unlimited
ClassB
Facility ID53705
Transmitter coordinates21°17′41″N 157°51′49″W / 21.29472°N 157.86361°W / 21.29472; -157.86361Coordinates: 21°17′41″N 157°51′49″W / 21.29472°N 157.86361°W / 21.29472; -157.86361
OwnerSalem Media Group
(Salem Media of Hawaii, Inc.)
Sister stationsKAIM-FM, KKOL-FM, KGU-FM, KHCM, KHCM-FM, KHNR
WebcastListen Live
WebsiteStation Website

760 AM is a United States clear-channel frequency, on which WJR in Detroit, Michigan is the only Class A station. There are only 18 stations on 760 AM within the United States.

FM TranslatorEdit

KGU also broadcasts its programming on an FM translator. This translator gives listeners the ability to, not only listen on FM, but hear the station in stereophonic high fidelity sound.

Broadcast translators of KGU (AM)
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K236CR 95.1 Honolulu, Hawaii 142637 250 D FCC

HistoryEdit

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.[2]

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.[3] However, after simulcasting for over a month, KGU flipped to a Business Talk format on February 1, 2011.[4] 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".

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