|City||Weston, West Virginia|
|Broadcast area||Weston, West Virginia
Lewis County, West Virginia
|Branding||"WHAW 980 AM"|
|First air date||1948|
|Power||25,000 watts daytime
47 watts nighttime
|Callsign meaning||W Harold A. McWhorter (see note)
W Harold And Wilda
|Former frequencies||1450 kHz (1948-1959)|
|Owner||Della Jane Woofter|
The original owner was the Lewis Service Corporation, whose principal was Harold A. McWhorter. Harold established WPAR Parkersburg in 1935, and WHAW Weston in 1948. Harold wanted his inititals as the call letters, WHAM, but Stromberg Carlson had those on 1180 in Rochester. He chose WHAW, telling some they stood for "Harold and (his wife) Wilda," others that he had just turned over the "M" in McWhorter.
On February 14, 2008 WHAW changed their format from oldies to bluegrass.
On April 1, 2010 WHAW changed their format from bluegrass to classic country.
- WHAW 980 AM Online
- Query the FCC's AM station database for WHAW
- Radio-Locator Information on WHAW
- Query Nielsen Audio's AM station database for WHAW
- FCC History Cards for WHAW
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