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KHTK
City of license Sacramento, California
Broadcast area Sacramento, California
Branding KHTK Sports 1140
Slogan We live, Where you live."'
Frequency 1140 kHz (AM)
(also on HD Radio)
Repeaters 105.1-HD3 KNCI
First air date November 12, 1926
Format Sports
Language(s) English (USA)
Power 50,000 watts
Class B
Facility ID 20352
Transmitter coordinates
Callsign meaning From the station's previous Hot TalK format
Former callsigns KGDM (1926-?), KRAK (?-1994)
Affiliations Sacramento Kings
CBS Sports Radio
San Jose Sharks
Oakland Raiders
Owner CBS Radio
(CBS Radio Stations Inc.)
Sister stations Radio: KNCI, KYMX, KZZO, KSFM
TV: KOVR, KMAX-TV
Webcast Listen Live
Website CBSSports1140.com

KHTK Sports (1140 AM) is a radio station located in the Sacramento, California area. Owned and operated by CBS Radio, KHTK broadcasts a sports radio format as "KHTK Sports 1140" as an affiliate of the CBS Sports Radio network.

KHTK broadcasts a 50,000-watt HD Radio signal (the second Sacramento AM station, after KIID, to broadcast in HD), with its signal regularly reaching as far north as Redding and as far south as Monterey. KHTK programming is also simulcast on an HD subchannel of sister station KNCI (105.1-HD3).[1]

Its transmitter is located in Wilton, and its studios are in North Sacramento (just north of the American River).

KHTK serves as flagship station for Sacramento Kings basketball and Sacramento Mountain Lions and UC Davis Aggies football, as well as Sacramento's radio home for Oakland Athletics baseball and Oakland Raiders football and San Jose Sharks hockey.

KHTK emerged after long-time country giant KRAK switched formats in 1994, due to the declining AM music audience. KHTK started out with a talk radio format (as "Hot Talk 1140")[2] until converting to a full-time sports format, which was originally branded as "Sports 1140" before adopting "The Fan" branding in November 2011. On January 1st, 2013, KHTK began to identify itself as "CBS Sports 1140." One of KHTK's initial sports hosts was Pro Football Hall of Famer Jack Youngblood, who co-hosted with Mike Remy, the station's former program director.

On July 31, 2008, the CBS Corporation announced that KHTK and its five sister stations in Sacramento were being put up for sale as part of the planned divestiture of radio stations outside the top-15 U.S. radio markets.

On July 1, 2013, 6 months after becoming CBS Sports Radio, KHTK announced it will rebranding back to KHTK Sports 1140, and move to an All-Sports Format.

Programming Lineup

"Keith Brooks & Carmichael Dave Sports in the Morning" airs from 5:30 am to 9 am. Listen to Keith & Dave talk sports, interview local athletes and mix up the Final Four match uYhe The duo are proud Sacramento Kings fans.

The 9 am to 12 pm timeslot is locally empty. The popular nationally syndicated Los Angeles based Jim Rome show airs from 9 am to 12 pm.

"The Deuce and J-Ross Show" follows next with Dave "Deuce" Mason, & long time station veteran Jason Ross. The duos program typically consists on self deprecation & banter between the two & well as caller interaction. The show airs from 12-3 pm.

The most tenured & popular show on the station is The Grant Napear Show with Kings play-by-play announcer Grant Napear airs from 3-7 pm. Grant has been a staple of the stations programming since 1997. Jodi Bacon is the producer of the program.

The station does not have an evening broadcast. Instead, it syndicates the Scott Ferrall show "Ferrall on the Bench" from 7-11 pm.

Weekend programming includes CBS Sports Radio, Kings basketball, Raiders football, A's Baseball, Sharks Hockey or other available sporting events coverage.

References

  1. ^ http://hdradio.com/stations
  2. ^ Source: Sacramento Radio History in the 1990s from PlaylistResearch.com

External links

  • FCC History Cards for KHTK
  • Query the FCC's AM station database for KHTK
  • Radio-Locator Information on KHTK
  • Query Nielsen Audio's AM station database for KHTK
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