The 94.3 frequency began life in 2014 as KZZV, a low-powered religious station.  At the time, the station covered only Hanapepe and Eleele on the south shore.  After an on-again, off-again existence, KZZV finally went off-air in late 2017.  The frequency was then purchased by Kaua’i Broadcast Partners LLC, a group of broadcasters headed by veteran broadcaster Larry Fuss of Las Vegas.  Fuss and partners applied to move the transmitter to high atop Mt. Kahili and constructed new office and studio facilities on Rice Street in downtown Lihu’e.  The station went on-air June 29, 2018 as “STAR 94.3”, programming an Adult Contemporary (Soft Rock) format.  The call-letters KHKU represent “hoku”, the Hawaiian word for “Star.”