WHAW

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WHAW
City of license Weston, West Virginia
Broadcast area Weston, West Virginia
Lewis County, West Virginia
Branding "WHAW 980 AM"
Slogan "Real Country"
Frequency 980 kHz
First air date 1948
Format Classic Country
Power 25,000 watts daytime
47 watts nighttime
Class D
Facility ID 63489
Transmitter coordinates 39°1′36.0″N 80°26′29.0″W / 39.026667°N 80.441389°W / 39.026667; -80.441389
Callsign meaning W Harold A. McWhorter (see note)
W Harold And Wilda
Affiliations Real Country (Citadel Media)
Owner Della Jane Woofter
Website WHAW Online

WHAW is a Classic Country formatted broadcast radio station licensed to Weston, West Virginia, serving Weston and Lewis County, West Virginia. WHAW is owned and operated by Della Jane Woofter.

Programming[edit]

The station derives a portion of its programming from Real Country from Citadel Media.[1]

Logo used until February 2008.

History[edit]

The original owner was the Lewis Service Corporation, whose principal was Harold A. McWhorter. Harold established WPAR Parkersburg in 1935, and WHAW Weston in 1948. Harold wanted his inititals as the call letters, WHAM, but Stromberg Carlson had those on 1180 in Rochester. He chose WHAW, telling some they stood for "Harold and (his wife) Wilda," others that he had just turned over the "M" in McWhorter.[2]

On February 14, 2008 WHAW changed their format from oldies to bluegrass.

On April 1, 2010 WHAW changed their format from bluegrass to classic country.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Radio Stations". Real Country. Archived from the original on July 28, 2008. Retrieved December 19, 2008. 
  2. ^ Origins of Broadcast Call Letters in West Virginia

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