|City of license||Columbus, Georgia|
|Broadcast area||Columbus GA area|
|Slogan||AM 1270 Solid Gospel|
|Power||5,000 watts day
188 watts night
|Former callsigns||WTMQ (1994-1997)
|Affiliations||Salem Communications, Premiere Radio Networks|
|Owner||Clear Channel Communications
(Aloha Station Trust)
|Sister stations||WAGH, WBFA, WDAK, WGSY, WHAL (AM), WSTH-FM, WVRK|
WSHE (1270 AM) is a radio station broadcasting a Southern Gospel music format. Licensed to Columbus, Georgia, USA, the station serves the Columbus area. The station is currently owned by Clear Channel Communications and features programming from Salem Communications and Premiere Radio Networks. WSHE officially joined the Aloha Station Trust with WBFA-FM on August 4, 2008.
The station started broadcasting in 1947 on 620 kHz at 1 kW daytime only with the call letters WGBA. It was the third station in Columbus. By 1950, the station had moved up the dial to 1460 kHz, with 1 kW full-time, displacing station WSAC. The license for 620 was turned back to the FCC. That frequency eventually wound up being used in La Grange, Georgia. By 1954, WGBA was on 1270 kHz with 1 kW daytime only. The 1460 frequency was reassigned to Phenix City, Alabama with the call letters WPNX. About 1970, the call letters were changed to WHYD, with a full-time country format.
The station was assigned the call letters WTMQ on March 28, 1994. In March 1997, WTMQ was purchased by M&M Partners Inc. and flipped from Spanish-language programming to a Gospel music format. On 1997-06-20, the station changed its call sign to WMLF.
- "WSHE Facility Record". United States Federal Communications Commission, audio division.
- "Aloha Station Trust". Radio & Records.
- "Spanish radio station will sign off soon". Ledger-Enquirer. March 29, 1997. p. B5.
- "Georgia Radio Purchase Establishes Dominant Player". Ledger-Enquirer. July 2, 1997.
- "Fostering a call for Gospel, group awards radio's Jim Foster for bringing Gospel to local airwaves". Columbus Ledger-Enquirer. November 12, 2003. p. C1.
- "WSHE Call Sign History". United States Federal Communications Commission, audio division.
- Query the FCC's AM station database for WSHE
- Radio-Locator Information on WSHE
- Query Nielsen Audio's AM station database for WSHE
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