Re: Coastal Radio Happenings

Andy Brown

On April 1, 1974, KWHW-FM signed on at 93.5 FM as a sister station to KWHW (1450 AM). In April 1984, broadcast license holder KWHW Radio, Inc., reached an agreement to sell KWHW and KWHW-FM to Altus Radio, Inc. The deal was approved by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) on May 29, 1984, and the transaction was formally consummated on July 2, 1984.The station’s call sign was changed to “KRKZ” by the FCC on November 11, 1984.

In October 2003, Altus Radio, Inc., made a deal to sell this station, along with sister stations KWHW in Altus and KQTZ in Hobart, to Monarch Broadcasting, Inc, for a combined sale price of $1,800,000.[9] The deal gained FCC approval on December 12, 2003, and the transaction was consummated on December 31, 2003.

The station was re-assigned the “KWHW-FM” call sign by the FCC on May 30, 2011.