WHUN-FM

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WHUN-FM
City of license Mount Union, Pennsylvania
Broadcast area Huntingdon, Pennsylvania
Mount Union, Pennsylvania
Lewistown, Pennsylvania
Branding Hunny 106
Frequency 106.3 MHz
Format Oldies
ERP 120 watts
HAAT 439 meters
Class A
Facility ID 28132
Callsign meaning W HUNny
Former callsigns WQHC (1990-2001)
WBSS (2001-2009)
Owner Forever Broadcasting, LLC
Sister stations WBHV-FM, WRSC-FM, WMAJ, WRSC
Website hunny106.com

WHUN-FM is an American radio station, licensed to Mount Union, Pennsylvania. It broadcasts on the frequency of 106.3 MHz, with an effective radiated power of 3,000 watts. The station is owned by Forever Broadcasting of Altoona.

History[edit]

Beginnings as WHUN-FM[edit]

This station first went on the air as the sister FM to WHUN AM 1150 featuring simulcast broadcast. When the AM signed off at local sunset listeners were invited to switch to 106.3 FM and continuing listening until midnight. In 1976 the FM became WRLR, Raystown Lake Radio and featured a beautiful music format. Heavy rotation of instrumental versions of popular songs, with a few vocals each hour. WHUN AM first went on the air in March, 1947 at 1400 AM with 250 watts, then increased power to 1,000 watts. WHUN AM then switched to 1150 AM a regional signal and operates at 5,000 watts daytime and has decreased pre and post sunset power levels non-directional.

In early 1987, WRLR switched from 106.3 to 103.5 FM in order to increase its coverage area from a new tower location on Williamsburg Mountain leaving the old dial location vacant until 1992 when Mary Lou Maierhofer of Altoona applied for and was granted the license to operate at 106.3 FM in Huntingdon. The station with the call letters WQHG went on the air from the studio location of a now dark directional daytime only AM radio station, WQRO AM 1080 which had signed on the air in the mid 1970s. Utilizing the old studios along Fairgrounds Road, WQHG also acquired the old transmitter location of WRLR on Stone Creek Ridge. One remaining tower from old WQRO was used as an STL facility for WQHG to send its signal to the transmitter site.

In 1998, Maierhofer agreed to sell the station to Warren Diggins and his Millenium Broadcasting who switched the format from Adult Contemporary to Country under the theme Bear Country. Diggins group then sold the station to Megahertz Licenses, a subsidiary of Forever Broadcasting in Altoona, PA for $620,000.

Three years after the sale, Megahertz Licenses successfully petitioned the FCC for a change in the station's community of license from Huntingdon to Mount Union.

On September 21, 2009 WBSS changed their call letters to WHUN-FM and flipped from classic rock (simulcasting WBUS 93.7 FM) to oldies, branded as "Hunny 106".

Station information[edit]

  • Station Status Licensed Class A FM Station
  • Effective Radiated Power 120 Watts
  • Height above Avg. Terrain 439 meters (1440 feet)
  • Height above Ground Level 27 meters (89 feet)
  • Height above Sea Level 728 meters (2388 feet)
  • Antenna Pattern Non-Directional
  • Transmitter Location 40° 24' 53" N, 77° 54' 13" W

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Coordinates: 40°24′53″N 77°54′13″W / 40.41472°N 77.90361°W / 40.41472; -77.90361