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City of license Richton, Mississippi
Broadcast area Hattiesburg/Laurel, Mississippi
Branding 96.5 The Hub
Frequency 96.5 MHz
Format Southern Gospel
ERP 5,700 watts
HAAT 175 meters (574 feet)
Class C3
Facility ID 70409
Transmitter coordinates 31°28′09″N 88°45′53″W / 31.46917°N 88.76472°W / 31.46917; -88.76472
Callsign meaning W X HuB
Former callsigns WESV (1991–1997)
Owner Blakeney Communications, Inc.
Website wxhbfm.com

WXHB (96.5 FM, "96.5 The Hub" and "Pine Belt Solid Gospel") is a Southern Gospel music formatted radio station servicing Hattiesburg, Laurel, and several other towns and communities in an area of South Mississippi known as the Pine Belt. The station is currently owned by Blakeney Communications. WXHB broadcasts on 96.5 MHz with an effective radiated power of 25,000 watts.


WXHB is an affiliate of the Salem Radio Network. The station carries SRN News at the top of each hour during regular programming. Sunday mornings, WXHB airs the nationally syndicated program The Gospel Greats, hosted by Paul Heil. Monday nights, WXHB airs Gospel Grass, two hours of bluegrass music hosted by local broadcaster David McPhail.

On Sunday mornings, WXHB broadcasts a fifteen-minute inspirational message from the Ellisville Assembly of God Church, with Brother Morris.

On Sunday evenings, WXHB broadcasts an hour of inspirational religiously themed messages from Sanford Missionary Baptist Church, with Brother James Broome and then following Sanford, County Line Baptist Church with Brother Everette Broome. Although the churches are in close proximity of one another, and the two men know each other, they are not related.

WXHB also carries live coverage of sporting events involving local teams — including The University of Southern Mississippi baseball and women's basketball.

The station is an affiliate of the New Orleans Saints radio network.[1]


  1. ^ "Saints Radio Network Stations". New Orleans Saints. Retrieved February 25, 2009. 

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