WGHR (FM)

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WGHR
City of license Spring Hill, Florida
Broadcast area northern Tampa Bay area
Hernando County
Citrus County
Branding Hits 106
Frequency 106.3 MHz
First air date October 31, 1989 (as WEOA at 97.1)
Format Oldies
ERP 25,000 watts
HAAT 96 meters
Class C3
Facility ID 26616
Transmitter coordinates 28°31′41.00″N 82°32′45.00″W / 28.5280556°N 82.5458333°W / 28.5280556; -82.5458333
Former callsigns WEOA (1989-1990)
WPDS (1990-1992)
WXOF (1992-1999)
WGUL-FM (1999-2005)
WJQB (2005-2014)
Former frequencies 97.1 MHz (1989-1998)
Affiliations Good Time Oldies (Westwood One)
Owner WGUL-FM, Inc.
Webcast Listen Live
Website greatesthits106.com

WGHR (106.3 FM) is a radio station broadcasting Westwood One's Good Time Oldies format.[1] Licensed to Spring Hill, Florida, USA, it serves the northern Tampa Bay area, including Hernando and Citrus Counties (part of the Gainesville/Ocala market). The station is currently owned by WGUL-FM, Inc. (named after the station's former call sign; see WGUL).

History[edit]

The station went on the air on 97.1 MHz as WEOA on 1989-10-31. On 1990-01-05, the station changed its call sign to WPDS and on 1992-08-14, to WXOF.[2]

As WXOF, then a country music-formatted station, the station would swap frequencies in 1998 with Holiday-based WLVU-FM 106.3 (now WSUN-FM), in order for the latter station to get a stronger signal in the Tampa Bay area.

At 106.3 MHz, on 1999-01-11, the station changed its call sign to WGUL-FM and format to the Music of Your Life, and on 2005-01-01 the calls changed to WJQB.[2]

On May 27, 2014, WJQB relaunched as "Hits 106".[3] The station changed to its current WGHR call sign on June 1, 2014.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Radio Stations". Scott Shannon's True Oldies Channel. Archived from the original on July 28, 2008. Retrieved December 19, 2008. 
  2. ^ a b "WGHR Call Sign History". United States Federal Communications Commission, audio division. 
  3. ^ WJQB Relaunches as Hits 106

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