WHHB

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WHHB
Whhb logo.png
CityHolliston, Massachusetts
Broadcast areaMetroWest
SloganVoice of the Panthers
Frequency99.9 MHz
First air dateApril 17, 1979 (at 91.5)
FormatHigh school radio, Variety
ERP17 watts, Stereo
HAAT62 meters
ClassD
Facility ID27476
Transmitter coordinates42°12′42.00″N 71°26′36.00″W / 42.2116667°N 71.4433333°W / 42.2116667; -71.4433333Coordinates: 42°12′42.00″N 71°26′36.00″W / 42.2116667°N 71.4433333°W / 42.2116667; -71.4433333
Callsign meaningWe are Holliston High School Broadcasting
Former frequencies91.5 MHz (1979-1999)
OwnerHolliston High School

WHHB (99.9 FM) is a high school radio station broadcasting a Variety format. Licensed to Holliston, Massachusetts, United States, the station serves the MetroWest area of Greater Boston. The station is owned by Holliston High School.[1] Music from various genres is played during the shows, such as metal, rock, hip-hop, classic rock, and oldies. Some shows also include pithy, hard-hitting running commentary on local, national, and international topics.

Founded in 1971 by William P Curboy, Donald LeFebvre, John McColgan, John Pacitto, and John Shannahan. WHHB is one of a dying breed of completely student-operated, educational radio stations in the US. It currently operates only during weekdays with various 2-hour time slots run by different students. There are also half-hour morning slots usually contained by one to two shows, and during its Spring '06 season, approximately 106 students applied for shows, causing weekend slots to appear for that season. Since then such measures have been unnecessary as there have not such a large number of students. Although there has been speculation for adding automated programming after hours, the Barnstable station WQRC can be heard usually after the station is off air. WHHB's range is not a perfect circle since the transmitting antenna shares the same tower as other radio equipment. It has been reached by listeners as far as downtown Framingham, Southboro and even Wellesley.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "WHHB Facility Record". United States Federal Communications Commission, audio division.

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