WHLW

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WHLW
WHLW-FM logo.png
CityLuverne, Alabama
Broadcast areaMontgomery, Alabama
BrandingHallelujah 104.3
Slogan"Montgomery's #1 for Gospel Hits"
Frequency104.3 MHz
First air date1997 (as WMHS)
FormatUrban contemporary gospel
ERP13,500 watts
HAAT558 meters (1831 feet)
ClassC1
Facility ID6655
Transmitter coordinates31°58′28″N 86°9′44″W / 31.97444°N 86.16222°W / 31.97444; -86.16222
Callsign meaningW HaLlelujah W
Former callsignsWDHT-FM (1990-1997, CP)
WMHS (1997-1998)
WQLD (1998-2004)
WNTM (2004-2005)[1]
OwneriHeartMedia, Inc.
(Capstar TX LLC)
Sister stationsWWMG, WZHT
WebcastListen Live
Website1043hallelujahfm.iheart.com

WHLW (104.3 FM, "Hallelujah 104.3") is a radio station licensed to serve Luverne, Alabama, United States. The station is owned by iHeartMedia, Inc. and licensed to Capstar TX Limited Partnership, and is one-third of the all-urban Montgomery cluster, complementing urban AC's WWMG and mainstream urban's WZHT. The studios for the three stations are located in East Montgomery near Eastdale Mall, and WHLW has a transmitter site in Grady, Alabama.

It broadcasts an Urban contemporary gospel format to the Montgomery, Alabama, market.[2]

Notable on-air personalities currently associated with the station include Connye B, Yvette Bullard-Dillard, and Donnie McKlurkin.

History[edit]

This station received its original construction permit from the Federal Communications Commission on December 7, 1988, for a new station to serve Brantley, Alabama.[3] The new station was assigned the call letters WDHT-FM by the FCC on May 10, 1990.[1] On April 18, 1997, the station had its callsign changed to WMHS.[1] After nearly nine years of extensions, modifications (including a change in community of license to Luverne, Alabama), and construction, WMHS received its license to cover from the FCC on October 29, 1997.[4]

In November 1997, Brantley Broadcast Associates reached an agreement to sell this station to Capital Communications. The deal was approved by the FCC on January 22, 1998, and the transaction was consummated on February 20, 1998.[5] Concurrently, Capital Communications reached a contingent agreement to sell this station to Southern Star Communications, Inc. The deal was also approved by the FCC on January 22, 1998, and this transaction was also consummated on February 20, 1998.[6] On March 20, 1998, the new owners had the FCC change the station's callsign to WQLD.[1]

On August 20, 2004, the station had its callsign changed to WNTM.[1] The station was assigned the current WHLW call letters by the FCC on January 14, 2005.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f "Call Sign History". FCC Media Bureau CDBS Public Access Database.
  2. ^ "Station Information Profile". Arbitron.
  3. ^ "Application Search Details (BPH-19880224MR)". FCC Media Bureau. December 7, 1988.
  4. ^ "Application Search Details (BLH-19970731KB)". FCC Media Bureau. October 29, 1997.
  5. ^ "Application Search Details (BALH-19971119GE)". FCC Media Bureau. February 20, 1998.
  6. ^ "Application Search Details (BALH-19971119GF)". FCC Media Bureau. February 20, 1998.

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