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City of license Ashland, Virginia
Broadcast area Ashland, Virginia
Hanover County, Virginia
Branding "WHAN"
Slogan "Your Hometown Voice"
Frequency 1430 kHz
First air date 1962
Format Full Service
Power 1,000 Watts daytime
31 Watts nighttime
Class D
Facility ID 8438
Transmitter coordinates 37°44′46.0″N 77°29′44.0″W / 37.746111°N 77.495556°W / 37.746111; -77.495556
Callsign meaning W HANover (County)
Former callsigns WIVE (1962-1977)
WKDH (1977-1981)
WIVE (1981-1987)
WMMM (1987-1989)
WPES (1989-1998)
WHAN (1998-Present)
Affiliations Westwood One
WOR Radio Network
Owner Fifth Estate Broadcasting
Webcast WHAN Webstream
Website WHAN Online

WHAN is a Full Service formatted broadcast radio station licensed to Ashland, Virginia, serving Ashland and Hanover County, Virginia. WHAN is owned and operated by Fifth Estate Broadcasting.[1]

New Programming[edit]

On February 1, 2015 Charlottesville-based public broadcaster WTJU began simulcasting it's programming on WHAN.[2] WTJU, owned by the University of Virginia, will operate the station as part of a three year local marketing agreement.[3] WTJU will have the option to buy the WHAN and translator W275BQ in the future.[2] WTJU is in negotiations with Virginia Commonwealth University webcaster WVCW to broadcast on WHAN from 6pm to 1am daily.[4]


In addition to the main station, WHAN is relayed by an FM translator to widen its broadcast area.[5]

Call sign Frequency
City of license Facility
m (ft)
Class FCC info
W275BQ 102.9 FM Ashland, Virginia 155027 250 watts 95 m (312 ft) D FCC


  1. ^ "WHAN Facility Record". Federal Communications Commission, audio division. 
  2. ^ a b Venta, Lance (January 28, 2015). "WTJU Adds Richmond Rimshot". RadioBB Networks. Retrieved January 28, 2015. 
  3. ^ "U.Va.-owned station to take over WHAN". Hanover Herald-Progress (Ashland, Virginia: Lakeway Publishers, Inc.). January 21, 2015. Retrieved January 28, 2015. 
  4. ^ Baldwin, Brent (January 13, 2015). "U.Va.-owned station to take over WHAN". Style Weekly (Richmond, Virginia: Landmark Media Enterprises). Retrieved January 28, 2015. 
  5. ^ "W275BQ Facility Record". Federal Communications Commission, audio division. 

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