WHIT

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This article is about radio station WHIT. For the Iain Banks novel, see Whit. For the radio station formerly known as "WHIT", see WCSY (AM). For other uses, see Whit (disambiguation).
WHIT
City of license Madison, Wisconsin
Branding Hank on AM 1550
Slogan Madison's Country Legends
Frequency 1550 kHz
First air date August 12, 1964
Format Classic Country
Power 5,000 watts (daytime only)
Class D
Facility ID 19622
Callsign meaning HIT Radio (previous format)
Former callsigns WMAD (1964-1977)
WWQM (1977-1982)
WHIT (1982-2001)
WTUX (2001-2009)
Owner Mid-West Family Broadcasting
Sister stations WJJO, WJQM, WLMV, WMGN, WOZN, WOZN-FM, WWQM-FM
Webcast Listen Live!
Website hankonline.net

WHIT ("Hank on AM 1550" AM) is a radio station based in Madison, Wisconsin and broadcasting a classic country format. The station is currently owned by Mid-West Family Broadcasting.

Originally owned by Hudson Communications, the station launched as WMAD in 1964 and aired a country music format. The station later became WWQM in 1977 and, branded as "15Q" (shortened from the original concept "155QM"), aired an automated golden oldies format from 1977 to 1980 when it became WHIT. By the late 1990s/early 2000s, the station was airing an all-sports format known as "The Team."

In 2001, the station turned to an adult standards format as WTUX ("The Tux"), affiliated with the Music of Your Life, Jones Standards and Dial Global America's Best Music networks. On January 19, 2009, the station dropped adult standards and switched back to an automated oldies format, readopting the WHIT legacy call sign and focusing on music from the 1950s and 1960s. (As part of WHIT's flip, another Mid-West Family station in Michigan that had the WHIT call sign was assigned the WSCY calls to match its FM simulcast station.) WHIT played oldies on an automated basis until joining the nationally-distributed True Oldies Channel on November 14, 2011.[1] On December 6, 2013 WHIT changed their format from oldies to classic country, branded as "Hank".[2]

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WHIT2010.gif (WHIT's logo under previous oldies format)

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Coordinates: 43°00′08″N 89°23′08″W / 43.00222°N 89.38556°W / 43.00222; -89.38556