WFHB

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WFHB
City of license Bloomington, Indiana
Broadcast area Bloomington, Ellettsville, Nashville IN
Branding Bloomington community radio
Frequency 91.3 MHz
Repeaters 98.1 (Bloomington)
106.3 (Ellettsville)
100.7 (Nashville)
Format Community Radio
ERP 1,600 watts
HAAT 119.0 meters
Class A
Facility ID 5878
Transmitter coordinates 39°1′18.00″N 86°36′5.00″W / 39.0216667°N 86.6013889°W / 39.0216667; -86.6013889
Callsign meaning FireHouse Broadcasting
Owner Bloomington Community Radio Inc.
Webcast Listen Live
Website wfhb.org

WFHB 91.3 FM is a community radio FM station in Bloomington, Indiana, United States. The station has three translators serving southern Indiana: 98.1 in Bloomington, 100.7 in Nashville and 106.3 in Ellettsville.

WFHB has a small paid staff and over 200 volunteers, who perform a range of duties, from office administration to music and news programming.[1] The station is supported financially by contributions from listeners and program underwriting by local businesses,[2] as well as by community service grants from the Corporation for Public Broadcasting.[3]

Station history[edit]

The idea for WFHB began in the summer of 1975, when radio enthusiasts from Bloomington attended the National Alternative Radio Konference in Madison, Wisconsin. After returning from the conference, they founded a non-profit organization to establish a community radio station and began the process of applying for a Federal Communications Commission (FCC) license and raising the necessary funds. Eighteen years later, on January 4, 1993, following numerous applications and several court cases, WFHB began broadcasting in a former city fire station in downtown Bloomington.[4][5]

Translators[edit]

In addition to its main frequency, WFHB is relayed by three translators to widen its broadcast area.

Call sign Frequency
(MHz)
City of license ERP
W
Class FCC info
W251AG 98.1 Bloomington, Indiana 250 D FCC
W292DD 106.3 Ellettsville, Indiana 38 D FCC
W264BP 100.7 Nashville, Indiana 27 D FCC

Programs[edit]

  • BloomingOUT
  • Daily Local News
  • Bring It On!
  • Interchange
  • Standing Room Only
  • EcoReport
  • Hola Bloomington
  • Storytelling Project
  • Harvest Home
  • What's The Juice?
  • Brown County Hour
  • CATSweek
  • Sweatbox
  • Specials

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Volunteer Power". WFHB official website. Retrieved 2009-04-05. [dead link]
  2. ^ "Support 91.3 WFHB". WFHB official website. Retrieved 2009-04-05. 
  3. ^ "CPB Adds Ten Radio Stations to its Community Service Grant Program". Corporation for Public Broadcasting news release. August 5, 2008. Retrieved 2009-04-05. 
  4. ^ Howley, Kevin (October 2001). Talking about Public Affairs Programming: WFHB and the Legacy of Listener-Sponsored Radio. Historical Journal of Film, Radio and Television (Vol. 21, No. 4). 
  5. ^ *"WFHB History". Prometheus Radio Project. Retrieved 2009-04-05. 

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