WHFB (AM)

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WHFB
WHFB-logo.jpg
City Benton Harbor, Michigan-St. Joseph, Michigan
Broadcast area [1] (Daytime)
[2] (Critical Hours)
[3] (Nighttime)
Branding Great Talk AM 1060 WHFB
Slogan Southwest Michigan's Great Radio
Frequency 1060 kHz
First air date October 23, 1963
Format Talk/Variety
Power 5,000 watts (Daytime)
2,500 watts (Critical Hours)
1 watt (Nighttime)
Class D
Facility ID 72174
Callsign meaning Heart of the Fruit Belt
Affiliations CBS Radio
Owner Gerard Media, LLC
Sister stations WIMS
Webcast WHFB listen online
Website whfbradio.com

WHFB (1060 AM) is a U.S. radio station dually licensed to the Twin Cities of Benton Harbor and St. Joseph, Michigan, broadcasting a Talk/Variety format. 1060 AM is a United States and Mexican clear-channel frequency; KYW and XEEP are the dominant stations on this frequency.

It broadcast from its studios on Fairplain Avenue located in Fair Plain, Michigan, an unincorporated area south of Benton Harbor.[1] Previously the station had long aired a sydicated Talk radio format as "All Talk - AM 1060" and later "Fox News Radio AM 1060".[2][3] Over the years, hosts heard on the station have included Laura Ingraham, Bill O'Reilly, Bob Dornan, Sean Hannity, Michael Savage, and Monica Crowley.[4][5][6] The station went off the air in June 2012,[7] and the station was sold from WHFB Broadcast Associates to WIMS owner Gerard Media, LLC.[8][9] In October 2013, it was noted back on the air with a simulcast of WIMS, and the stations' top-of-the-hour ID mentioned both WIMS and WHFB.[10] By the end of 2013, the station was playing a wide variety of music, independent of WIMS. By 2015, talk programming had replaced most music on the station. The station's music format is a broad mix of Adult Contemporary, Classic rock and Alternative Rock. Former sister station WHFB-FM is now separately owned and has since changed call letters to WQLQ.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Contact Info. whfbam.com. Internet Archive. February 5, 2005. Accessed January 2, 2014
  2. ^ All Talk! AM 1060 whfbam.com. Internet Archive. February 5, 2005. Accessed January 2, 2014
  3. ^ From Southwest Michigan's Harbors to Chicago's Lakefront! whfbam.com. Internet Archive. March 17, 2008. Accessed January 2, 2014
  4. ^ Program Guide whfbam.com. Internet Archive. March 5, 2001. Accessed January 2, 2014
  5. ^ Program Listings whfbam.com. Internet Archive. February 5, 2005. Accessed January 2, 2014
  6. ^ Programming Line-up for All Talk 1060, WHFB whfbam.com. Internet Archive. April 9, 2009. Accessed January 2, 2014
  7. ^ Application Search Details fcc.gov. Accessed January 2, 2013
  8. ^ Application Search Details fcc.gov. Accessed January 2, 2013
  9. ^ AM sold on shores of Lake Michigan RBR.com. June 11, 2013. Accessed January 2, 2013
  10. ^ http://members.boardhost.com/chicagomediachat/msg/1381767025.html

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Coordinates: 42°04′44″N 86°28′00″W / 42.07889°N 86.46667°W / 42.07889; -86.46667