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CitySelma, Alabama
Broadcast areaCentral Alabama
Slogan"Selma's Station"
Frequency1490 kHz (AM)
First air date1935[1]
Power1000 watts (unlimited)
Facility ID27454
Transmitter coordinates32°26′02″N 87°00′40″W / 32.43389°N 87.01111°W / 32.43389; -87.01111
Call sign meaningHeart of the Black Belt[2]
OwnerBroadsouth Communications, Inc.
Sister stationsWDXX

WHBB (1490 AM) is a radio station licensed to serve Selma, Alabama, United States. The station is owned by Broadsouth Communications, Inc. WHBB serves the greater Central Alabama region with a 1,000 watt signal at 1490 kHz.


WHBB airs a variety format featuring a mix of News, Talk and Gospel music.[3] Local weekday programming includes the Viewpoint call-in talk show with Randy Williams and The Gospel Caravan with Rev. Thomas J. Patterson. Notable syndicated programming includes "The Savage Nation" Hosted by Dr. Michael Savage, "The Chris Plante Show" with Chris Plante, "Infowars" With Alex Jones and Coast to Coast AM hosted by George Noory.[4] News coverage is delivered locally 12 times daily and as hourly news updates from Fox News Radio.


The station, assigned the WHBB call letters by the Federal Communications Commission, signed on in 1935 with a 250 watt signal.[1][5]

In July 1984, WHBB applied to increase its maximum broadcast power to 1,000 watts and relocate the transmitter to its current location. It received a construction permit from the FCC on November 9, 1984.[6] WHBB received a license to cover at the new signal strength from the FCC on January 31, 1985.[7]

In September 1984, Talton Broadcasting Company reached an agreement to sell this station to Holder Communications Corporation. The deal was approved by the FCC on November 14, 1984, and the transaction was consummated on January 10, 1985.[8]

In June 1992, Holder Communications Corporation completed a deal to sell WHBB to Broadsouth Communications, Inc. The deal was approved by the FCC on July 24, 1992, and the transaction was consummated on August 4, 1992.[9]


  1. ^ a b "AM Network-Affiliated Radio Stations". Broadcasting-Telecasting Yearbook (1949). December 6, 1948.
  2. ^ "AM History Profile: WHBB". Alabama Broadcast Media Page.
  3. ^ "Station Information Profile". Arbitron.
  4. ^ "Alabama Affiliates". Coast to Coast AM. Retrieved December 31, 2011.
  5. ^ "Call Sign History". FCC Media Bureau CDBS Public Access Database.
  6. ^ "Application Search Details (BP-19840731AC)". FCC Media Bureau. November 9, 1984.
  7. ^ "Application Search Details (BL-19841228AJ)". FCC Media Bureau. January 31, 1985.
  8. ^ "Application Search Details (BAL-19840920GP)". FCC Media Bureau. January 10, 1985.
  9. ^ "Application Search Details (BAL-19920603GX)". FCC Media Bureau. August 4, 1992.

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