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City Bluefield, West Virginia
Broadcast area Bluefield, West Virginia
Bluefield, Virginia
Branding "Talk Radio WHIS"
Slogan "The Two Virginias Informative Radio"
Frequency 1440 kHz
First air date 1929
Format Talk
Power 5,000 Watts daytime
500 Watts nighttime
Class B
Facility ID 502
Transmitter coordinates 37°16′33.0″N 81°15′6.0″W / 37.275833°N 81.251667°W / 37.275833; -81.251667
Callsign meaning W Hugh Ike Shott
original owner
Affiliations Fox News Radio
West Virginia MetroNews
Owner Alpha Media
(Alpha Media Licensee LLC)
Sister stations WHAJ, WHQX, WHKX, WKOY, WKQY, WTZE
Website WHIS Online

WHIS is a Talk formatted broadcast radio station licensed to Bluefield, West Virginia, serving Bluefield in West Virginia and Bluefield in Virginia. WHIS is owned and operated by Alpha Media.


Radio broadcasting began with 100 watts of power when the station signed on at 6:00 PM June 27, 1929 broadcasting from a tower on top of the twelve-story West Virginian Hotel in Bluefield.[1] WHIS is the oldest radio station in Bluefield and the fifth-oldest radio station in West Virginia.

WHIS simulcasts at 1470 AM as WTZE serving Tazewell, Virginia.


  1. ^ Arcane Radio Trivia, September 21, 2006, retrieved on November 2, 2007.

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