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City Fort Smith, Arkansas
Broadcast area Fort Smith, Arkansas
Branding NewsTalk 1320 KWHN
Slogan Fort Smith's News & Talk
Frequency 1320 kHz
First air date 1947
Format News Talk Information
Power 5,000 watts
Class B
Facility ID 22099
Transmitter coordinates 35°24′36″N 94°21′30″W / 35.41000°N 94.35833°W / 35.41000; -94.35833
Former callsigns KWHN (1947-2000)
KYHN (2000-2008)
Owner iHeartMedia, Inc.
(Capstar TX LLC)
Webcast Listen Live

KWHN (1320 AM) is a radio station broadcasting a News Talk Information format to the Fort Smith, Arkansas, United States, area. The stations are licensed to Capstar TX Limited Partnership and owned by iHeartMedia, Inc. .

The station had been assigned the callsign KWHN, but changed to KYHN on November 22, 2000. The callsign was changed back to KWHN on April 3, 2008.[1]

On April 2, 2008, the 1650 kHz station (KWHN at the time, Facility 87114) filed a 'Notification of Suspension of Operations/Request for Silent STA' with the U.S. Federal Communications Commission (FCC) for the following reason:

"Due to heavy spring rains, localized flooding of a nearby waterway placed the transmitter site, and the transmitter itself under several feet of water. Access to the site to determine damage has only recently been allowed, and a casual inspection has revealed tremendous amounts of damage.
In order to be allowed time to decide how to best proceeded (sic) with this facility, the licensee requests Special Temporary Authority to remain silent for up to 1 year."[2]

According to the filing, the flood damage occurred on March 24, 2008.

On April 3, 2008, the FCC granted the callsign exchange, thus the 1320 kHz station became KWYN again after seven and a half years as KYHN.

On September 17, 2012 the FCC was notified that KYHN is in the process of being sold, and that the new licensee intends to return the station to the air as soon as possible. [3]


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