WAYH

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WAYH
Wayfm 88-1.png
City of license Harvest, Alabama
Broadcast area Huntsville, Alabama
Branding 88.1 Way-FM
Frequency 88.1 MHz
First air date March 2003
Format Christian Contemporary
ERP 3500 watts
HAAT 204 meters (670 feet)
Class C3
Facility ID 61509
Transmitter coordinates 34°49′08″N 86°44′19″W / 34.81889°N 86.73861°W / 34.81889; -86.73861
Callsign meaning WAY Huntsville
Owner WAY-FM Network
(Way-FM Media Group, Inc.)
Website wayh.wayfm.com

WAYH (88.1 FM, "Way FM") is a non-commercial educational radio station licensed to serve Harvest, Alabama, USA. The station serves the greater Huntsville / Decatur area and is owned and operated by the WAY-FM Network. WAYH broadcasts a youth-oriented Contemporary Christian music format.[1] The station's programming is also carried by several broadcast translators, including one serving downtown Huntsville at 99.5 FM.

History[edit]

This station received its original construction permit from the Federal Communications Commission on April 16, 2002.[2] The new station was assigned the call letters WAYH by the FCC on April 24, 2002.[3] WAYH received its license to cover from the FCC on March 11, 2003.[4]

Personalities[edit]

Notable local on-air personalities include morning show host Jack Davis.[5] Davis also serves as operations manager for the station. Other notable weekday personalities include morning show co-host Wendy, midday host Jeff Connell, and afternoon host Donna Cruz. The syndicated Total Axxess program from Nashville, Tennessee, airs on weekday evenings.

Community involvement[edit]

The station operates an outreach program called "Christmas Prayers" to help needy families in the Tennessee Valley during the Christmas holiday season. The program, started in December 2003, accepts e-mailed nominations by co-workers, neighbors, or relatives of the families.[6]

Awards and honors[edit]

In March 2007, WAYH program director Ace McKay was named as a finalist for the Echo Award for Program Director of the Year (Markets 101+) by the Christian Music Broadcasters.[7]

Translators[edit]

Call sign Frequency
(MHz)
City of license ERP
W
Class FCC info
W286BK 105.1 Birmingham, Alabama 99 D FCC
W251BG 98.1 Centerville, Alabama 27 D FCC
W258AU 99.5 Chase, Alabama 10 D FCC
W297AP 107.3 Golden Springs, Alabama 10 D FCC

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Station Information Profile". Arbitron. 
  2. ^ "Application Search Details (BPED-19950413ME)". FCC Media Bureau. April 16, 2002. 
  3. ^ "Call Sign History". FCC Media Bureau CDBS Public Access Database. 
  4. ^ "Application Search Details (BLED-20030307AAO)". FCC Media Bureau. March 11, 2003. 
  5. ^ Peterson, Kevin (2007-08-21). "Davis Finds WAY To Huntsville". Radio & Records. Retrieved 2007-12-30. Jack Davis has been named the new operations director and morning personality for Christian CHR WAYH (WAY-FM)/Huntsville, Ala. 
  6. ^ "Christian station finds a way to help the needy". The Huntsville Times (Huntsville, Alabama). 2006-12-13. 
  7. ^ "Echo Awards Finalists Set". Radio & Records. 2007-03-05. 

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