WHMP

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WHMP/WHMQ
WHMP logo.jpg
City WHMP: Northampton, Massachusetts
WHMQ: Greenfield, Massachusetts
Broadcast area Pioneer Valley
Branding WHMP
Slogan News, Information, and The Arts
Frequency WHMP: 1400 kHz
WHMQ: 1240 kHz
Translator(s) 96.9 W245BK (Amherst)
Repeater(s) 99.3-3 WLZX-FM-HD3
First air date WHMP: December 1950 (1950-12)[1]
WHMQ: May 15, 1938 (1938-05-15) (as WHAI)[1]
Format News/Talk
Power WHMP: 1,000 watts
WHMQ: 1,000 watts
Class WHMP: C
WHMQ: C
Facility ID WHMP: 46962
WHMQ: 25834
Transmitter coordinates WHMP:
42°19′36.0″N 72°39′28.0″W / 42.326667°N 72.657778°W / 42.326667; -72.657778 (WHMP)
WHMQ:
42°35′20.0″N 72°37′6.0″W / 42.588889°N 72.618333°W / 42.588889; -72.618333 (WHMQ)
Callsign meaning WHMP: HaMPshire County
WHMQ: derived from WHMP
Former callsigns WHMP: none
WHMQ:
WHAI (1938–2001)
Affiliations CBS Radio Network
Westwood One
Owner Saga Communications
(Saga Communications of New England, LLC)
Sister stations WAQY, WHAI, WLZX, WLZX-FM, WPVQ, WRSI
Webcast Listen Live
Website whmp.com

WHMP (1400 AM) is a radio station broadcasting a news/talk format. Licensed to Northampton, Massachusetts, it serves the Pioneer Valley. It is currently owned by Saga Communications, and is repeated on WHMQ (1240 AM) in Greenfield, Massachusetts.

In February 2014, WHMP on weekdays, is broadcasting a mix of general interest and politically progressive oriented talk shows. These include the Kim Komando tech gadgets show, Wall Street Journal This Morning, the Ed Schultz Show, and the Thom Hartmann Show.[2]

WHNP and WHMQ previously simulcast sister FM stations; WHNP was a simulcast of WAQY-FM (as WAQY,[3][4] WMRE,[3][4] and WPNT[5]) until 2000[6][7] (it carried a promotional loop for Six Flags New England for several months after dropping the WAQY simulcast[6][8]), while WHMQ repeated WHAI-FM (as WHAI) until 2001.[9]

The three stations constitute part of a network of progressive talk stations throughout the northeastern Unites States that are owned by Saga Communications (others including WNYY in Ithaca, New York and WKVT in Brattleboro, Vermont); these, in turn, were among the last progressive talk stations still on the air in early 2017. Because of the migration of most progressive talk shows to off-air platforms, Saga announced plans to begin dropping the format in February 2017; WNYY will be the first to change,[10] with most of the other stations in the network likely to follow. As part of the expected format change, WHNP will receive WNYY's translator under a policy that allows translators to be moved up to 250 miles from their original city of license.[11]

On February 3, 2017 WHNP dropped out of the simulcast with WHMP and switched to a simulcast of WLZX-FM 99.3 under new WLZX calls.[12]

Translators[edit]

Call sign Frequency
(MHz)
City of license ERP
W
Class FCC info
W245BK 96.9 Amherst, Massachusetts 250 D FCC

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Broadcasting & Cable Yearbook 1999 (PDF). 1999. pp. D–209–12. Retrieved October 28, 2012. 
  2. ^ WHMP's published program schedule, retrieved February 8, 2014
  3. ^ a b Fybush, Scott (1997-01-18). "New England RadioWatch". Retrieved 2008-01-01. 
  4. ^ a b Fybush, Scott (1997-02-28). "The Big Get Bigger". North East RadioWatch. Retrieved 2008-01-01. 
  5. ^ Fybush, Scott (1999-05-21). "NHPR Goes North". North East RadioWatch. Retrieved 2008-01-01. 
  6. ^ a b Fybush, Scott (2000-10-23). "WNSS Gets Funny, Utica Gets Buggy, Dodge Gets Arrested". North East RadioWatch. Retrieved 2008-01-01. 
  7. ^ Fybush, Scott (2000-10-30). "Martin-Trigona -- He's Back!". North East RadioWatch. Retrieved 2008-01-01. 
  8. ^ Fybush, Scott (2000-06-02). "What "Cooperation" Means". North East RadioWatch. Retrieved 2008-01-01. 
  9. ^ Fybush, Scott (2001-02-05). "River Flows to New Home". North East RadioWatch. Retrieved 2008-01-01. 
  10. ^ Reynolds, Nick (January 11, 2017). "A Progressive Talk Station Goes Off Air. No, It's Not A Conspiracy.". Ithaca Times. Retrieved January 13, 2017. 
  11. ^ Fybush, Scott (January 16, 2017). Prog Talk Fades Away. NorthEast Radio Watch. Retrieved January 19, 2017.
  12. ^ Laser 99.3 Adds Second Signal Radioinsight - February 3, 2017

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