WHOP-FM

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WHOP-FM
WHOP-FM logo.jpg
City Hopkinsville, Kentucky
Broadcast area Clarksville, TN-Hopkinsville, KY
Branding Lite-Rock 98.7
Frequency 98.7 MHz
First air date May 1948; 69 years ago (1948-05)
Format Soft Adult Contemporary
ERP 100,000 watts = 100 kW
HAAT 189.1 metres (620 ft)
Class C1
Facility ID 27633
Transmitter coordinates 36°55′41.00″N 87°32′50.00″W / 36.9280556°N 87.5472222°W / 36.9280556; -87.5472222
Callsign meaning W HOPkinsville, Kentucky [1]
Former callsigns WRLX (1948-197?)
Affiliations CBS Radio
Premiere Radio Networks
UK Sports Network
Owner Forcht Broadcasting
(Hop Broadcasting, Inc.[2])
Sister stations WHOP (AM)
Webcast Listen live
Website lite987whop.com

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.

History[edit]

The station signed on the air as WRLX in May 1948.[3] 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.

Programming[edit]

Along with its Soft AC format, the station also features programming from CBS Radio and Premiere Radio Networks.

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.[4] WKDZ-FM/Cadiz is the other station in the area that also serve as UK Sports Network affiliates.

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