KHUT (102.9 FM) is a radio station broadcasting a Country music format. Licensed to Hutchinson, Kansas, USA, the station serves the Wichita area. The station is currently owned by Eagle Communications, Inc. and features night time programing from Jones Radio Network.
KHUT goes by the slogan "Country 102.9, Hutchinson's Country Station." KHUT is a 100,000 watt FM radio station serving the central third of Kansas since 1972. On the air originally as KWBW FM, the station played country music from 1972 to 1978. After a short-lived switch to a Beautiful Music format, the station changed call letters to KHUT and successfully returned to Country music in 1979. Owned originally by Nation's Center Broadcasting, the founding company of sister station KWBW, KHUT was purchased by Beach-Schmidt Communications in 1989. Beach-Schmidt is now employee owned Eagle Communications headquartered in Hays, Kansas. Fred Gough, news director, delivers the midday and afternoon Country 102.9 News. He has worked at the station since 1981, first as a disc jockey and later moving into the news department. Fred Gough is News Director for all 3 of Eagle's Hutchinson stations and is assisted by Rod Zook covering morning news.