WHDL

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WHDL
City Olean, New York
Broadcast area Olean, New York
Branding Hot 107.1
Slogan The #1 Hit Music Station
Frequency 1450 kHz
Translator(s) 107.1 W296DB (Olean)
First air date December 11, 1934[1]
Format Top 40/CHR
Audience share 0.5
Power 1,000 watts unlimited
Class C
Facility ID 2863
Transmitter coordinates 42°4′39.00″N 78°28′32.00″W / 42.0775000°N 78.4755556°W / 42.0775000; -78.4755556
Owner Community Broadcasters, LLC
Website Hot 107.1 Online

WHDL is an AM radio station licensed to Olean, New York. The station is owned by Community Broadcasters, LLC, and operates on 1450 kHz. It is the oldest station in Cattaraugus County, signing on on December 11, 1934.[1] It was affiliated with ABC since its days as the Blue Network.

WHDL carries some limited high school sports programming from the Olean area as well as overflow sports programming from WPIG.

Former congressman James F. Hastings managed WHDL from 1952 to 1966. The station was historically an oldies outlet since at least the 1980s, a format that was dropped in 2013 in favor of a 24-hour ESPN Radio feed, branded as "The Huddle" (a backronym of the station's long-established call sign).

On August 8, 2016, WHDL changed their format from ESPN sports to top 40/CHR, branded as "Hot 107.1" (simulcast on FM translator W296DB Olean, NY). The format change takes advantage of FCC regulations allowing an AM station to be broadcast on FM translators far removed from their city of license.[2]

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