|Broadcast area||Ashland, Virginia
Hanover County, Virginia
|Slogan||"The Sound Choice in Central Virginia"|
|Frequency||1430 AM kHz|
|First air date||May 1, 1962|
|Power||1,000 Watts daytime
31 Watts nighttime
|Callsign meaning||W HANover (County)|
|Former callsigns||WIVE (1962-1977)
|Owner||Fifth Estate Broadcasting, LLC|
WHAN is a Variety formatted broadcast radio station licensed to Ashland, Virginia, serving Ashland and Hanover County, Virginia. WHAN is owned by Fifth Estate Broadcasting, LLC and operated by the University of Virginia.
On February 1, 2015, Charlottesville-based public broadcaster WTJU began simulcasting its programming on WHAN. WTJU, owned by the University of Virginia, will operate the station as part of a three-year local marketing agreement. WTJU will have the option to buy the WHAN and translator W275BQ in the future. WTJU is in negotiations with Virginia Commonwealth University webcaster WVCW to broadcast on WHAN from 6pm to 1am daily.
In addition to the main station, WHAN is relayed by an FM translator to widen its broadcast area.
|City of license||Facility
|W275BQ||102.9 FM||Ashland, Virginia||155027||250 watts||96.9 m (318 ft)||D||FCC|
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