WHMP

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WHMP/WHNP/WHMQ
WHMP logo.jpg
City of license WHMP: Northampton, Massachusetts
WHNP: East Longmeadow, Massachusetts
WHMQ: Greenfield, Massachusetts
Broadcast area Pioneer Valley
Branding WHMP
Slogan News, Information, and The Arts
Frequency 1400 (kHz)
Repeaters W245BK 96.9 Amherst
First air date WHMP: December 1950 (1950-12)[1]
WHNP: 1949 (1949) (as WSFL)[2]
WHMQ: May 15, 1938 (1938-05-15) (as WHAI)[1]
Format News/talk
Power WHMP: 1,000 watts
WHNP: 2,500 watts (daytime only)
WHMQ: 1,000 watts
Class WHMP: C
WHNP: D
WHMQ: C
Facility ID WHMP: 46962
WHNP: 58546
WHNP: 25834
Transmitter coordinates WHMP: 42°19′36.0″N 72°39′28.0″W / 42.326667°N 72.657778°W / 42.326667; -72.657778 (WHMP)
WHNP: 42°4′25.0″N 72°31′28.0″W / 42.073611°N 72.524444°W / 42.073611; -72.524444 (WHNP)
WHMQ: 42°35′20.0″N 72°37′6.0″W / 42.588889°N 72.618333°W / 42.588889; -72.618333 (WHMQ)
Callsign meaning WHMP: HaMPshire County
WHNP/WHMQ: derived from WHMP
Former callsigns WHMP: none
WHNP:
WSFL (1949–1951)
WJKO (1951–1957)
WTYM (1957–1977)
WIXY (1977–1991)
WAQY (1991–1997)
WMRE (1997)
WAQY (1997–1999)
WPNT (1999–2000)
WHMQ:
WHAI (1938–2001)
Affiliations CBS Radio Network
Dial Global
Owner Saga Communications
(Saga Communications of New England, LLC)
Sister stations WAQY, WHAI, WLZX, WPVQ, WRSI
Webcast Listen Live
Website whmp.com

WHMP (1400 AM) is a radio station broadcasting a news/talk format. Licensed to Northampton, Massachusetts, it serves the Pioneer Valley. It is currently owned by Saga Communications, and is repeated on WHNP (1600 AM) in East Longmeadow, Massachusetts (serving Springfield) and WHMQ (1240 AM) in Greenfield, Massachusetts.

In February, 2014, WHMP on weekdays, is broadcasting a mix of general interest and politically progressive oriented talk shows. These include the Kim Komando tech gadgets show, Wall Street Journal This Morning, the Ed Schultz Show, and the Thom Hartmann Show.[3]

WHNP and WHMQ previously simulcast sister FM stations; WHNP was a simulcast of WAQY-FM (as WAQY,[4][5] WMRE,[4][5] and WPNT[6]) until 2000[7][8] (it carried a promotional loop for Six Flags New England for several months after dropping the WAQY simulcast[7][9]), while WHMQ repeated WHAI-FM (as WHAI) until 2001.[10]

Translators[edit]

Call sign Frequency
(MHz)
City of license ERP
W
Class FCC info
W245BK 96.9 Amherst, Massachusetts 88 D FCC

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Broadcasting & Cable Yearbook 1999 (PDF). 1999. pp. D–209–12. Retrieved October 28, 2012. 
  2. ^ Broadcasting-Telecasting Yearbook 1951 (PDF). 1951. p. 169. Retrieved October 28, 2012. 
  3. ^ WHMP's published program schedule, retrieved February 8, 2014
  4. ^ a b Fybush, Scott (1997-01-18). "New England RadioWatch". Retrieved 2008-01-01. 
  5. ^ a b Fybush, Scott (1997-02-28). "The Big Get Bigger". North East RadioWatch. Retrieved 2008-01-01. 
  6. ^ Fybush, Scott (1999-05-21). "NHPR Goes North". North East RadioWatch. Retrieved 2008-01-01. 
  7. ^ a b Fybush, Scott (2000-10-23). "WNSS Gets Funny, Utica Gets Buggy, Dodge Gets Arrested". North East RadioWatch. Retrieved 2008-01-01. 
  8. ^ Fybush, Scott (2000-10-30). "Martin-Trigona -- He's Back!". North East RadioWatch. Retrieved 2008-01-01. 
  9. ^ Fybush, Scott (2000-06-02). "What "Cooperation" Means". North East RadioWatch. Retrieved 2008-01-01. 
  10. ^ Fybush, Scott (2001-02-05). "River Flows to New Home". North East RadioWatch. Retrieved 2008-01-01. 

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