WHKB FM 102.3 Houghton


Slogan/Positioner: K-Bear 102; Today's Hot Country and Your All Time Favorites

Format: Country

Web site: http://www.kbear102.com

E-mail: visit web site

Power/Height/Class: 6,000 watts / 548 feet / C3

FCC technical information:

More about station:

Call Sign History:

  • WHKB: 3/9/1998
  • WAAH: assigned 7/17/1987

Call Sign Origin: Houghton Keweenaw and Baraga Counties

On Air Date:

Owner: Houghton Community Broadcasting

Telephone: (906) 482-7700



  • 3/2011: Announced that Heartland Communications is selling its trio of Houghton radio stations (classic hits WOLV-FM 97.7, country WHKB-FM 102.3, and standards WCCY AM 1400) for $535,000 to Houghton Community Broadcasting. Stephen Marks is listed as the sole stockholder, officer, and director of Houghton Community Broadcasting; he also owns ABC/CW affiliates WBUP-TV 10 Ishpeming/WBKP-TV 5 Calumet (as Lake Superior Community Broadcasting) and CBS affiliate WBKB-TV 11 Alpena (as Thunder Bay Broadcasting) in Michigan in addition to a number of radio and TV stations in Montana, North Dakota, and Virginia. FCC approves sale in April and it closes in June, 2011.
  • 11/10/2004: FCC approves sale to Heartland Communications.
  • 8/25/2004: Tu-Mar Broadcasting agrees to sell WOLV-FM 97.7, WHKB-FM 102.3, and WCCY-AM 1400 Houghton to Heartland Communications in a stock sale valued at $1,627,000 pending FCC approval.
  • 4/2002: License granted to cover construction permit; change in Class from A to C3, tower HAAT to 548 feet

  • 12/2001: Construction permit modified for power to 6,000 watts @ 328 feet

  • 5/2001: Construction permit approved to increase power to 4,800 watts @ 344 feet, new location

  • 2/24/1998: Application granted for a transfer of control from Houghton Radio Group to Tu-Mar Broadcasting

  • 1997: Construction permit approved to increase power to 36,000 watts (later expired without being built)

  • 199x: Format switch to Country from Soft AC



Transmitter location:

Houghton County












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