WHHY-FM

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WHHY-FM
WHHY Y102.png
City Montgomery, Alabama
Broadcast area Montgomery, Alabama
Branding Y-102
Slogan All The Hits
Frequency 101.9 MHz (also on HD Radio)
First air date 1962
Format Top 40 (CHR)
ERP 100,000 watts
HAAT 334 meters (1096 feet)
Class C0
Facility ID 66910
Transmitter coordinates 32°24′13″N 86°11′47″W / 32.40361°N 86.19639°W / 32.40361; -86.19639
Callsign meaning "Why" (or "Y")
Former callsigns WHHY-FM (1962-1996)
WMKK (4/96-5/96)
WJCC (1996-1999)[1]
Owner Cumulus Media
(Cumulus Licensing LLC)
Sister stations WLWI, WLWI-FM, WMSP, WMXS, WXFX
Webcast Listen Live
Website y102montgomery.com

WHHY-FM (101.9 FM, "Y102") is a radio station licensed to serve Montgomery, Alabama, United States. The station is owned by Cumulus Media.[2]

Y102 broadcasts a Top 40 (CHR) music format.[3] The WHHY-FM studios are located on the 3rd floor of The Colonial Financial Center in downtown Montgomery. The broadcast signal, based from a transmitter in Montgomery's northeast side, can be heard as far away as Birmingham, Alabama, and is generally clear south of there along Interstate 65. The home of John & Tommy in the Morning, The Adam Bomb Show in Midday's & Rio on the Radio in the afternoon!

Y102[edit]

The Y102 studios are located in Suite 300 at One Commerce Street in downtown Montgomery, Alabama.

Wake up weekday mornings with the John and Tommy morning show (6am to 10am) Get through your workday with Adam Bomb (10am to 3pm) Ride home with Rio on the Radio (3pm to 7pm) and kick at with the crew on the Zack Sang show (7pm til Midnight) and All the Hits overnights.

Connect with the John and Tommy morning show: @TheJohnandTommyshow

Find Adam Bomb @AdamBombShow

Connect with Rio: @Rioontheradio

Hang out with the Zack Sang show online: http://www.y102montgomery.com/zach-sang-show/

History[edit]

The station first operated in downtown Montgomery. During the late 1960s the station moved from the Frank Leu Building downtown, into a house on Norman Bridge Road. A broadcast wing was added to the back of the building in the early 1970s. The original "WHHY" was an AM station (1440 AM) owned by Holt/Robinson. The FM station on 101.9 was an automated FM country music station before becoming a rock station. It would be known as "The Music FM - Y-102". The FM station would simulcast the AM's morning show hosted by longtime personality and program director Larry Stevens. During the 1970s Y-102 would split from the AM at 10 am each morning and would broadcast light classic rock (Elton John, ELO, Billy Joel, Bob Seger, etc.) The AM was CHR.

In the early 1980s, the FM became the focus station of the pair. The FM was changed to CHR. The AM format was changed to adult contemporary. During the 1990s Holt/Robinson broadcasting began to have money problems. Longtime morning show host Larry Stevens exited to rival Colonial Broadcasting. The format was shifted to "New Rock" and known as "Live 101.9". In May 1993, Holt-Robinson Communications Corporation was placed into receivership. Thomas M. Duddy was approved by the FCC as receiver on June 21, 1993.[4] In May 1995, receiver Thomas M. Duddy made a deal to sell this station to McDonald Investment Company, Inc. The deal was approved by the FCC on July 3, 1995, and the transaction was consummated on September 15, 1995.[5] McDonald in turn sold it to Cumulus Broadcasting. The FM station's format was changed to country music by McDonald then back to CHR by Cumulus. The AM had several formats, including late 1970s AC with Larry King overnights and oldies. Cumulus Broadcasting changed the format of the AM to talk ("News Radio 1440") and ended the heritage call letters WHHY.

The station was reassigned the heritage WHHY-FM call letters by the Federal Communications Commission on January 22, 1999.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Call Sign History". FCC Media Bureau CDBS Public Access Database. 
  2. ^ "Cumulus Media Expands Montgomery, Alabama Radio Group; Deal Includes Option to Buy Stations". Business Wire. August 18, 1998. Retrieved September 8, 2013. 
  3. ^ "Station Information Profile". Arbitron. 
  4. ^ "Application Search Details (BALH-19930521GH)". FCC Media Bureau. June 21, 1993. 
  5. ^ "Application Search Details (BALH-19950508GI)". FCC Media Bureau. September 15, 1995. 

External links[edit]

Connect with Y102:

Facebook https://www.facebook.com/AllTheHitsY102/

Twitter https://twitter.com/y102_montgomery