KNAN (106.7 MHz) is a commercial FM radio station licensed to Nanakuli, Hawaii, and serving the Honolulu metropolitan area. It has a rhythmic adult contemporary radio format and is owned by Big D Consulting, Inc.[1][2]

KNAN
Broadcast areaHonolulu metropolitan area
Frequency106.7 MHz
Programming
FormatRhythmic AC
Ownership
OwnerBig D Consulting, Inc.
History
Call sign meaning
K NANakuli (city of license)
Technical information
Facility ID165992
ClassC2
ERP1,850 watts
HAAT645 meters (2,116 ft)
Transmitter coordinates
21°24′05″N 158°5′53″W / 21.40139°N 158.09806°W / 21.40139; -158.09806

KNAN has an effective radiated power of 1,850 watts as a Class C2 station. The transmitter is on Palehua Road in Akupu, Hawaii.[3]

History

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The station signed on in June 2009; 15 years ago (2009-06). At first, it tested a Classic Hits format as part of its soft launch. The station used a cell tower to broadcast its signal while it looked for a studio and transmitter facilities. According to Will Kemp, whose Kemp Communications is a part-owner of KNAN, the future format will not be another Top 40 or Rhythmic outlet, which had been speculated because Kemp owns Rhythmic KVEG Las Vegas, Nevada. There were rumors that a fourth Rhythmic Contemporary would join the others on the Honolulu dial. "It's [meaning the new format] going to stay a secret," Kemp said.[4]

When the station officially launched, it took a hot adult contemporary format, positioning it between Top 40 hits and mainstream adult contemporary. It eventually switched to rhythmic adult contemporary, and the station began competing with KUMU-FM. A transmitter site was found in Akupu, putting KNAN's antenna amid the towers for Honolulu TV and FM stations.

References

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  1. ^ "KNAN Facility Record". United States Federal Communications Commission, audio division.
  2. ^ "KNAN Station Information Profile". Arbitron.
  3. ^ Radio-Locator.com/KNAN
  4. ^ "Iron hot - Ad 2 Honolulu strikes another victory" From Honolulu Star-Bulletin (June 5, 2009)
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