WHGT

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WHGT
City of license Maugansville, Maryland
Broadcast area Chambersburg, Pennsylvania
Hagerstown, Maryland
Branding "WHGT Christian Radio"
Frequency 1590 kHz
First air date 1956
Format Religious
Power 15,000 watts (day)
58 watts (night)
Class D
Transmitter coordinates 39°54′15.0″N 77°39′45.0″W / 39.904167°N 77.662500°W / 39.904167; -77.662500
Callsign meaning Where Hearts Get Transformed
Affiliations Fundamental Broadcasting Network
IRN/USA Radio News
Owner Emmanuel Baptist Temple
(WHGT Christian Radio, LLC)
Webcast WHGT Webstream
Website WHGT Online

WHGT (1590 AM) is a religious formatted broadcast radio station licensed to Maugansville, Maryland, serving the Chambersburg/Hagerstown. WHGT is owned and operated by Emmanuel Baptist Temple in Hagerstown, Maryland.

History[edit]

VerStandig Broadcasting, former owner of AM 1590, "donated" the station to Emmanuel Baptist Temple after a very public battle of the station's tower, which was in Chambersburg city limits. On January 1, WCBG switched calls with then sister WHGT and moved all programming to AM 1380 and AM 1590 fell silent. AM 1590 would remain silent until December 4, 2005, with FBN religious programming and operated by Emmanuel Baptist Temple. Upon acquiring land, WHGT moved its city of license to Maugansville, MD, several miles south of Chambersburg. As of August 2010, the two radio towers broadcast at 15,000 watts of power during the day, covering others cities such as Hagerstown, MD and Martinsburg, WV.

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