WHJE

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WHJE logo.png
CityCarmel, Indiana
BrandingThe Edge
Slogan"The Voice of the Greyhounds"
Frequency91.3 MHz
FormatAlternative
ERP400 watts
HAAT30.0 meters
ClassA
Facility ID9004
Transmitter coordinates39°58′45.00″N 86°7′10.00″W
OwnerCarmel/Clay School Corporation
Webcastlisten live
Websitewhje.com

WHJE (91.3 FM) is a radio station broadcasting an Alternative format. Licensed to Carmel, Indiana, United States. The station is currently owned by the Carmel Clay School Corporation.[1] The transmitter is located atop Carmel High School, in Carmel, Indiana. WHJE is a Non-Commercial Educational high school station. All radio staff members are Carmel High School students ranging from sophomores through seniors.

WHJE was founded in 1963 by Carmel High School Principal Earl F. Lemme, and has been in continuous operation since then. From 2006-07 to the 2016-17 school year, the program was managed by Mr. Brian Spilbeler. Mr. Dominic James now oversees the program, and has been in the position since the 2017-18 year. The Chairwoman of the Carmel High School Communications Department is Mrs. Terri Ramos.

WHJE has several notable alumni with prominent roles in broadcasting, including positions with the Indiana Pacers (NBA), National Public Radio, and ESPN.

Content and Coverage[edit]

The station broadcasts 15 varsity and junior varsity Carmel sports live from August to June, with the most listened-to games being varsity football in the fall, boys basketball in the winter, and varsity baseball in the spring. Students cover all the roles of live broadcasts, and have recently broadcast from the Indianapolis Colts' Lucas Oil Stadium (2008, 2009, 2011, 2016, and 2018 IHSAA 6A football State Championship),[2] and Banker's Life Fieldhouse (2012, 2013, 2018, and 2019 IHSAA 4A Boys Basketball State Championship).[3] Students have also had the opportunity to broadcast Carmel Greyhounds baseball games from Victory Field, the home of the Indianapolis Indians "AAA" Minor League baseball club.

Students produce between 10 and 20 different weekly live shows, and produce between 10 and 15 weekly podcasts, depending on the time of year. Many of the episodes are now available for listening on the iTunes Podcasts app, TuneIn Radio, and other streaming services.

Awards[edit]

WHJE has won many awards at both the state, regional, and national level. In 2008, 2009, 2013, 2014, and 2016, WHJE was named "Best High School Radio Station" in the state of Indiana by the Indiana Association of School Broadcasters.[4] In the 2018 Intercollegiate Broadcasting System (IBS) High School Radio Awards, WHJE was nominated for 25 categories, and took home 10 1st-Place trophies. [5] In the 2019 edition of the IBS Awards, 62 submissions by WHJE were chosen as finalists in 45 categories.

They were also been named one of "The 40 Best Little Radio Stations in the U.S." by Paste Magazine in September of 2010.[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "WHJE Facility Record". United States Federal Communications Commission, audio division.
  2. ^ "IHSAA Boys Football State Champions". www.ihsaa.org. Retrieved 2018-12-13.
  3. ^ "IHSAA Boys Basketball State Champions". www.ihsaa.org. Retrieved 2018-12-13.
  4. ^ "IASB Contest". 91.3 WHJE. 2013-11-25. Retrieved 2018-12-13.
  5. ^ "WHJE wins 10 National Radio Awards in New York City!". 91.3 WHJE. 2018-03-09. Retrieved 2018-12-13.
  6. ^ "The 40 Best Little Radio Stations in the U.S." pastemagazine.com. Retrieved 2018-12-13.

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