WUHU

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WUHU
WUHU logo.jpg
City of license Smith's Grove, Kentucky
Broadcast area Bowling Green
Branding All Hit WUHU 107
Slogan The Best Mix
Frequency 107.1 MHz
First air date November 1, 1985
Format Top 40 (CHR)
Power 50,000 Watts
Class C2
Facility ID 27242
Transmitter coordinates 36°50′35.00″N 86°15′30.00″W / 36.8430556°N 86.2583333°W / 36.8430556; -86.2583333
Callsign meaning WUHU as in "woo-hoo!" (current branding)
Owner Forever Communications, Inc.
Sister stations WLYE-FM, WBVR-FM, WBGN-AM
Website AllhitWUHU107.com

WUHU (107.1 FM) is a radio station broadcasting a Top 40 (CHR) format. The station is licensed to Smiths Grove, Kentucky, USA, and it serves the Bowling Green area of southcentral Kentucky. The station is currently owned by Forever Communications, Inc. and features programing from ABC Radio.[1]

History[edit]

The station was assigned the call letters WBLG on November 1, 1985. On March 15, 2001, the station changed its call letters to the current WUHU.[2]

During the 1990s until March 2001, the station was branded as G-107, the Gator. The station often competed with Lebanon, Tennessee-licensed WRVW (107.5 FM) in Nashville for listener allegiances due to that station's strong signal strength in southern Kentucky, as well as Bowling Green's 60-mile proximity to Nashville.

The current format and "WUHU" branding were introduced on April 1, 2001, after a weekend stunt in which the station played the same three songs (each of which featured the word "woo-hoo") repeatedly.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "WUHU Facility Record" United States Federal Communications Commission, audio division.
  2. ^ "WUHU Call Sign History" United States Federal Communications Commission, audio division.
  3. ^ "WUHU-FM debuts in Bowling Green". Bowling Green Daily News. 2001-04-02. "After a weekend of repeatedly playing the same three songs in what some listeners took as an April Fool's Day prank, radio station WBLG-FM was reborn Monday morning as WUHU-FM. In preparation for the switch, the WRUS Inc.-owned station played Dire Straits' "Walk of Life," which features the word "woo-hoo," and two songs titled "Woohoo" - one by Blur and one by the Rocketeens, throughout the weekend."

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