WHIM (AM)

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For the former WHIM on A.M. 1520 in Apopka, Florida, see WBZW.
For the former WHIM on A.M. 1110 at East Providence, Rhode Island, see WHIM (defunct).
WHIM
City of license Coral Gables, Florida
Broadcast area South Florida Metropolitan Area
Frequency 1080 kHz
First air date 1982
Format Religion
Power 50,000 watts day
10,000 watts night
Class B
Facility ID 74165
Former callsigns WVCU (sign-on through January 30, 2006), WTPS (January 30, 2006-October 25, 2007), WMCU (October 25, 2007-2010)
Former frequencies 1070kc.
Affiliations Seminole ISP Sports Network
Owner Salem Communications
(Caron Broadcasting)
Sister stations WKAT, WZAB
Website 1080theanswer.com

WHIM (1080 AM) is a Christian radio station licensed to Coral Gables, USA, serving the Miami area. The station is currently owned by Caron Broadcasting, a subsidiary of Salem Communications. The station is the South Florida home to Florida State Seminoles basketball broadcasts.

WVCG (the "Voice of Coral Gables"), was originally on 1070, and was Miami's first all-Classical music station. The station upgraded its power to 50,000 watts in the 1960s and moved up the dial to 1080. Following a series of format changes, to Middle-of-the-Road, a brief stint as Oldies, and then two decades as a time brokered multi-ethnic station (mostly under the ownership of Scott Ginsburg), the station switched to a Talk format geared to African-Americans in 2006 under Radio One, and abandoned its legacy call letters in favor of WTPS ("The Peoples' Station"). Legendary Miami disc jockey James T. was the morning host for a brief period during this time. The station was then purchased from Radio One, its former owner, by Salem Communications and assigned to its Caron Broadcasting Subsidiary. The transaction was completed on April 11, 2008.[1] Under Salem, the station adopted a Christian format and the WMCU calls, both formerly associated with 89.7 FM, now a classical music station, WKCP.

On April 1, 2010, the station changed its callsign to its current WHIM and now broadcasts English-language Christian talk programming 14 hours a day, Spanish-language Christian talk 3 hours a day and Haitian Creole programming 7 hours overnight. On June 1, 2010 WHIM began its signature program, "Sound Word Live" from 1 to 3 p.m. daily, hosted by Frank Trotta and co-hosted by Dave Mitchell, Steve James and Bernie Diaz.

In 2011, WHIM entered an agreement with WAXY to carry games of the Miami Heat and Florida Marlins when both teams play at the same time. WHIM aired a Heat regular season game on April 6 of that year and carried several Marlins games during the NBA playoffs. It has also been announced that WHIM will now be the full time broadcaster of Florida International University Golden Panther Football.

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Coordinates: 25°44′53″N 80°32′47″W / 25.74806°N 80.54639°W / 25.74806; -80.54639