WBHB-FM

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WBHB-FM
WBHB-FM 2009.PNG
City of license Waynesboro, Pennsylvania
Broadcast area Hagerstown, Maryland
Chambersburg, Pennsylvania
Branding "101.5 Bob Rocks"
Frequency 101.5 MHz
First air date 1959 (as WAYZ-FM)
Format Active rock
ERP 50,000 watts horizontal
48,000 watts vertical
HAAT 70 meters
Class B
Facility ID 27401
Former callsigns WAYZ-FM (1959-2000)
WWMD (2000–2005)
WEEG (2005–2005)
WFYN (2005–2009)
Owner M. Belmont Verstandig, Inc.
Webcast WBHB-FM Webstream
Website WBHB-FM Online

WBHB-FM is an active rock music formatted broadcast radio station licensed to Waynesboro, Pennsylvania, serving "Four-State" area. WBHB-FM is owned and operated by M. Belmont Verstandig, Inc.

History[edit]

Logo for WFYN used from March 9, 2005 to September 17, 2007.
Logo used from September 17, 2007 to March 16, 2009.

Beginning in the late 1970s, then WAYZ 101.5 FM was a country-formatted station. In its early days, WAYZ was always the second country station in the Hagerstown market, generally dominated by Y96 WYII (now WICL).

Over a period of years it became the top-rated station in the market. VerStandig bought powerhouse FM 104.7 from John Staub (Hagerstown Broadcasting) and moved the WAYZ country format there in 2000. They were left with FM 101.5 and for 3 weeks it broadcast an audio CNN headline news format. Top 40 "Magic 101.5" debuted on August 28, 2000 and stuck around until March 2005, during which 101.5 became a top-rated station in the Hagerstown market.

On March 1, 2005, 101.5 flipped to "Eagle 101.5" with a classic rock format. Nassau Broadcasting-owned WARX flipped to classic hits as WWEG "106.9 The Eagle" the same week. Nassau sued Verstandig for the use of the "Eagle" moniker, even though Verstandig used it first, and 101.5 flipped their branding to just "Classic Rock 101.5" and their calls to WFYN which is rumored to mean "Fuck You Nassau". WFYN has been in the top 3 in most ratings, while WAYZ 104.7 remains the dominant market leader with its country format. On September 17, 2007, WFYN segued from Classic Rock to Active Rock as "Rock 101.5".

On March 16, 2009, WFYN became WBHB-FM and swapped its "Rock 101.5" branding for "101-5 Bob Rocks", it continues to carry an Active Rock format. The station dropped Nights with Alice Cooper and picked up HardDriveXL with Lou Brutus". WBHB-FM continues to lead WWEG in the ratings.

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Coordinates: 39°49′44″N 77°33′07″W / 39.829°N 77.552°W / 39.829; -77.552