WHFA

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WHFA
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City Poynette, Wisconsin
Broadcast area Madison
Frequency 1240 kHz
Format Catholic radio
Power 1,000 watts unlimited
Class C
Facility ID 54617
Transmitter coordinates 43°21′38″N 89°24′8″W / 43.36056°N 89.40222°W / 43.36056; -89.40222
Former callsigns WIBU
Owner Starboard Media Foundation
(Starboard Media Foundation, Inc.)
Webcast Listen Live
Website www.relevantradio.com/

WHFA (1240 AM) is a radio station licensed to Poynette, Wisconsin, United States. The station serves the Madison area. It currently broadcasts a Catholic format. The station is currently owned by Starboard Media Foundation. WHFA previously had the call letters WIBU.[1][2] The station is an affiliate of Relevant Radio.

The frequency once belonged to WIBU, Poynette, Wisconsin. Founded in 1925 by William C. Forrest. Forrest is regarded as an early pioneer of Wisconsin broadcasting. The randomly assigned call letters of WIBU were quickly adopted to mean “Wind Is Being Used” or “Wind Is Behind Us” as Forrest utilized windmills to generated electricity for the station. The station’s studios were housed in a streamlined art-modern style building located on N2349 WIBU Road in Poynette. In the spring of 1988 WIBU gained national notoriety in national media as it adopted an all polka format. The polka format lasted until 1991. In 1999 the format changed to “Music of Your Life.” WIBU was sold in 2001 and changed to a religious format. WIBU’s frequency, 1240am, is currently being used by WHFA that broadcasts a Catholic religious format. Veteran Wisconsin Public Radio announcer Jim Packard, announcer of “Whad’Ya Know” was among WIBU alums.

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