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City Champaign, Illinois
Broadcast area Bloomington, Champaign
Branding Lite Rock 97.5
Slogan The Best Variety of Yesterday and Today
Frequency 97.5 MHz
First air date 1949 (as WDWS-FM)
Format Adult Contemporary
Christmas music (Nov.-Dec.)
ERP 50,000 watts
HAAT 109 meters (358 ft)
Class B
Facility ID 14962
Transmitter coordinates 40°5′4.00″N 88°14′53.00″W / 40.0844444°N 88.2480556°W / 40.0844444; -88.2480556
Callsign meaning Helen M. Stevick Note: original[1]
Former callsigns WDWS-FM (1949-1988)
Owner Professional Impressions Media Group
(D.W.S., Inc.)
Sister stations WDWS, WKIO
Webcast Listen Live
Website whms.com

WHMS-FM (97.5 FM), is a soft adult contemporary formatted radio station in Champaign, Illinois. The station is owned by Professional Impressions Media Group along with The News-Gazette, the primary newspaper in the Champaign-Urbana area. The station slogan is "Lite Rock 97.5," and the station has an output power of 50 kW. WHMS-FM serves both the Champaign-Urbana, and Danville markets in East Central Illinois.

WHMS was founded in 1949 as WDWS-FM, a sister station to WDWS. It was renamed WHMS in 1988 in honor of Helen M. Stevick, longtime publisher of the News-Gazette.

Along with its sister station WDWS, WHMS has been the longtime broadcaster of the Illinois Fighting Illini, simulcasting all Illini football and men's basketball games.

The station carries the popular Love Songs with Delilah program weeknights, hosted by Delilah Rene.


  1. ^ "Call Letter Origins". Radio History on the Web. 

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