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|City of license||Sacramento, California|
|Broadcast area||Sacramento, California|
|Branding||CBS Sports 1140|
|Slogan||"Home of the Kings"|
|Frequency||1140 kHz (AM)
(also on HD Radio)
|Callsign meaning||From the station's previous Hot TalK format|
|Former callsigns||KRAK (?-1994)|
(CBS Radio Stations Inc.)
|Sister stations||Radio: KNCI, KYMX, KZZO, KSFM
TV: KOVR, KMAX-TV
KHTK (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 "CBS 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).
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.
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") 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.
Formerly syndicated host Don Geronimo returned to KHTK in June 2010 as a local host, after a two-year retirement. Geronimo's local program on KHTK airs from 6-10 am Monday to Friday.
The syndicated Jim Rome show airs from 10 am to 12 pm.
"The Jason Ross Show" with Jason Ross and his producer Dave "Deuce" Mason airs from 12-3 pm.
The Grant Napear Show with Kings play-by-play man Grant Napear airs from 3-7 pm. Jodi Bacon is the producer of the program.
Weekend programming includes CBS Sports Radio, Kings basketball, Raiders football, or other available sporting events coverage.
- Source: Sacramento Radio History in the 1990s from PlaylistResearch.com
- Query the FCC's AM station database for KHTK
- Radio-Locator Information on KHTK
- Query Arbitron's AM station database for KHTK