WHAN (AM)

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WHAN
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City Ashland, Virginia
Broadcast area Ashland, Virginia
Hanover County, Virginia
Branding "91.1 WTJU"
Slogan "The Sound Choice in Central Virginia"
Frequency 1430 AM kHz
First air date May 1, 1962[1]
Format Variety[2]
Power 1,000 Watts daytime
31 Watts nighttime
Class D
Facility ID 8438
Transmitter coordinates 37°44′46.0″N 77°29′44.0″W / 37.746111°N 77.495556°W / 37.746111; -77.495556
Callsign meaning W HANover (County)
Former callsigns WIVE (1962-1977)
WKDH (1977-1981)
WIVE (1981-1987)
WMMM (1987-1989)
WPES (1989-1998)
WHAN (1998-Present)[3]
Owner Fifth Estate Broadcasting, LLC
Sister stations WTJU
Webcast WHAN Webstream
Website WHAN Online

WHAN is a Variety formatted broadcast radio station licensed to Ashland, Virginia, serving Ashland and Hanover County, Virginia.[2] WHAN is owned by Fifth Estate Broadcasting, LLC and operated by the University of Virginia.[4]

New Programming[edit]

On February 1, 2015, Charlottesville-based public broadcaster WTJU began simulcasting its programming on WHAN.[5] WTJU, owned by the University of Virginia, will operate the station as part of a three-year local marketing agreement.[6] WTJU will have the option to buy the WHAN and translator W275BQ in the future.[5] WTJU is in negotiations with Virginia Commonwealth University webcaster WVCW to broadcast on WHAN from 6pm to 1am daily.[7]

Translator[edit]

In addition to the main station, WHAN is relayed by an FM translator to widen its broadcast area.[8]

Call sign Frequency
(MHz)
City of license Facility
ID
ERP
W
Height
m (ft)
Class FCC info
W275BQ 102.9 FM Ashland, Virginia 155027 250 watts 96.9 m (318 ft) D FCC

References[edit]

  1. ^ Broadcasting Yearbook 2010 (PDF). ProQuest, LLC/Reed Publishing (Nederland), B.V. 2010. p. D-559. Retrieved July 21, 2015. 
  2. ^ a b "Arbitron Station Information Profiles". Nielsen Audio/Nielsen Holdings. Retrieved July 21, 2015. 
  3. ^ "Call Sign History". Federal Communications Commission, audio division. Retrieved July 21, 2015. 
  4. ^ "WHAN Facility Record". Federal Communications Commission, audio division. Retrieved July 21, 2015. 
  5. ^ a b Venta, Lance (January 28, 2015). "WTJU Adds Richmond Rimshot". RadioBB Networks. Retrieved July 21, 2015. 
  6. ^ "U.Va.-owned station to take over WHAN". Hanover Herald-Progress. Ashland, Virginia: Lakeway Publishers, Inc. January 21, 2015. Retrieved July 21, 2015. 
  7. ^ Baldwin, Brent (January 13, 2015). "U.Va.-owned station to take over WHAN". Style Weekly. Richmond, Virginia: Landmark Media Enterprises. Retrieved July 21, 2015. 
  8. ^ "W250BG Facility Record". Federal Communications Commission, audio division. Retrieved July 21, 2015. 

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