|City of license||Mount Union, Pennsylvania|
|Broadcast area||Huntingdon, Pennsylvania
Mount Union, Pennsylvania
|Former callsigns||WQHC (1990-2001)
|Owner||Forever Broadcasting, LLC|
|Sister stations||WBHV-FM, WRSC-FM, WMAJ, WRSC|
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.
Beginnings as WQRO-AM
This station first began as WQRO, an AM station, licensed to the county seat of Huntingdon, Pennsylvania; about 12 miles west of the current city of license of its present incarnation. WQRO first went on the air December 18, 1978 at the assigned frequency of 1080 kHz; and with a power of 1,000 watts, daytime only. Studios and transmitter facilities were located along Fairgrounds Road, on the outskirts of Huntingdon. Somewhat unusual for a market this size was the fact that this station went on the air despite a well-established rival, WHUN, which had gone on the air some 35 years before, yet proved itself as a runaway success.
Towards the end of the decade, the FCC granted WQRO an FM license to operate at 106.3 MHz, issued in February 1987. Coincidentally, the license once belonged to WHUN's sister FM station WRLR, which had given up the frequency in favor of 103.5, offering a better signal. The call letters WQHC-FM were issued in April 1990, and the station finally went on the air March 30, 1992. Both stations were simulcast before WQRO was closed with a dark license later that year and one of the two towers in its directional array was dismantled. The remaining tower was used to prop an STL link to send the signal from the station's studio building to its new transmitter location. WQHC-FM continued its role as a full-service local news, sports, and information station, as its AM sister, but this time doing so on the FM band.
In 2002, owner Millennium Broadcasting, headed by longtime central Pennsylvania radio baron Warren S. Diggins (of the former PAC Media, Inc.), agreed to sell the station to Megahertz Licenses, LLC; a subsidiary of Altoona-based Forever Broadcasting, for $620,000 following a LMA that had been initiated the year before and resulting in the call letters being changed to WWZB . The call letters were changed again to WWLY in 2003 and would go through two additional call letter changes before finally settling to WBSS in 2008.
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 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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