|Broadcast area||Clarksville, TN-Hopkinsville, KY|
|First air date||May 1948|
|Format||Soft Adult Contemporary|
|ERP||100,000 watts = 100 kW|
|HAAT||189.1 metres (620 ft)|
|Callsign meaning||W HOPkinsville, Kentucky |
|Former callsigns||WRLX (1948-197?)|
Premiere Radio Networks
UK Sports Network
(Hop Broadcasting, Inc.)
|Sister stations||WHOP (AM)|
WHOP-FM (98.7 FM) is a radio station broadcasting a Soft Adult Contemporary format. Licensed to and serving Hopkinsville, Kentucky, USA, the station serves the Clarksville, TN-Hopkinsville, KY area. The station is currently owned by Forcht Broadcasting, and is a sister station to WHOP-AM. The two stations share studios located at 220 Buttermilk Road on the west side of Hopkinsville.
The station signed on the air as WRLX in May 1948. It was the first FM station to sign on in the Clarksville/Hopkinsville radio market area, and the whole westernmost segment of Kentucky. Paducah's WPAD-FM (now WDDJ) and WKYX-FM signed on in the months after.
The station changed its callsign to WHOP-FM to match its AM sister station at some time between 1969 and 1974. Upon the callsign change, the station began broadcasting a country format. That ended in the mid-2000s, when it changed to its current Soft Adult Contemporary format.
WHOP-FM and WHOP-AM both serve as two of three affiliates in the Clarksville/Hopkinsville market that serves as an affiliate of the University of Kentucky Wildcats sports radio network, broadcasting football and men's basketball games involving that school's athletic teams. WKDZ-FM/Cadiz is the other station in the area that also serve as UK Sports Network affiliates.