WSHE (AM)

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WSHE
WSHE (AM) logo.png
City of license Columbus, Georgia
Broadcast area Columbus GA area
Slogan AM 1270 Solid Gospel
Frequency 1270 kHz
Format Southern Gospel
Power 5,000 watts day
188 watts night
Class D
Facility ID 36685
Transmitter coordinates 32°26′16.00″N 85°1′10.00″W / 32.4377778°N 85.0194444°W / 32.4377778; -85.0194444
Former callsigns WTMQ (1994-1997)
WMLF (1997-2004)
Affiliations Salem Communications, Premiere Radio Networks
Owner 88.5 The Truth, Inc.
Sister stations WAGH, WBFA, WDAK, WGSY, WHAL (AM), WSTH-FM, WVRK
Webcast Listen Live
Website am1270radio.com

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 88.5 The Truth, Inc. and features programming from Salem Communications and Premiere Radio Networks.[1]

History[edit]

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 kc. 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.[2][3] On June 20, 1997, the station changed its call sign to WMLF.

In May 2003, the station changed formats from sports talk "The Sports Monster" to Southern Gospel music.[4] On February 27, 2004. the call letters were changed to the current WSHE.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "WSHE Facility Record". United States Federal Communications Commission, audio division. 
  2. ^ "Spanish radio station will sign off soon". Ledger-Enquirer. March 29, 1997. p. B5. 
  3. ^ "Georgia Radio Purchase Establishes Dominant Player". Ledger-Enquirer. July 2, 1997. 
  4. ^ "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. 
  5. ^ "WSHE Call Sign History". United States Federal Communications Commission, audio division. 

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