WHOF

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For the Canton radio station which carried the WHOF callsign from 1961 to 1967, see WILB (AM).
WHOF
City North Canton, Ohio
Broadcast area Canton-Akron metro areas
Branding My 101.7
Slogan The 80s and More
Frequency 101.7 MHz (also on HD Radio)
Translator(s) 99.7 W259BW (Canton, relays HD2)
First air date July 25, 1968
Format Variety Hits
Christmas music (Nov.-Dec.)
HD2: Country "99.7 Canton's New Country"
ERP 6,000 watts
HAAT 81 meters
Class A
Facility ID 73135
Transmitter coordinates 40°49′22.00″N 81°25′41.00″W / 40.8227778°N 81.4280556°W / 40.8227778; -81.4280556
Callsign meaning Hall Of Fame City
Former callsigns WJER-FM (1968–2006)
Affiliations Cumulus Media Networks
iHeartRadio
Owner iHeartMedia
(CC Licenses, LLC)
Sister stations WARF, WHLO, WKDD, WRQK-FM
Webcast Listen Live
Listen Live (HD2)
Website my1017.com
cantonsnewcountry.com (HD2)

WHOF (101.7 FM) – branded My 101.7 – is a commercial variety hits radio station licensed to North Canton, Ohio, serving both the Canton and Akron metro areas. Owned by iHeartMedia, the station is the local affiliate for programs hosted by nationally syndicated personalities Ron Wilson and Jim Brickman. The WHOF studios are located in North Canton, while the station transmitter resides in Canton. In addition to standard analog transmission, WHOF broadcasts over two HD Radio channels, and is available online via iHeartRadio.

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former logo

WHOF began as WJER-FM, under license to Dover, Ohio, on July 25, 1968. On April 14, 2006, the Federal Communications Commission approved a request from the station's owners, iHeartMedia (then known as Clear Channel Communications) to move the WJER-FM city of license to North Canton, Ohio. On December 27, 2006, the station adopted a new callsign, WHOF, and signed off. On January 16, 2007, WHOF signed back on as My 101.7 with an adult contemporary format; Billy Joel's "My Life" was the first song to air.[1][2][3]

On September 4th, 2015, WHOF dismissed all on-air staff and began stunting with 80s music, teasing a change to come the following Tuesday at 8AM. At that time, rumors abounded that WHOF would adopt the country format of its HD2 channel.[4] The "Something Different" turned out to be an 1980s-oriented variety hits format, as WHOF removed all current/recurrent music. [5] The first song under the variety hits format was "My Town" by the Michael Stanley Band.

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