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For the FM radio station in Hopkinsville, Kentucky, United States, see WHOP-FM.
WHOP (AM) logo.jpg
City Hopkinsville, Kentucky
Broadcast area Clarksville, TN-Hopkinsville, KY
Branding NewsTalk 1230 AM/95.3 FM
Slogan Hopkinsville's #1 Station for News, Weather, and Sports
Frequency 1230 kHz
Repeater(s) W237BV (95.3 FM) Hopkinsville
First air date January 6, 1940 [1]
Format News Talk Information
Audience share 1.9 (Fall 2007, R&R, [2])
Power 1,000 watts unlimited
Class C
Facility ID 27634
Transmitter coordinates 36°52′54.00″N 87°30′44.00″W / 36.8816667°N 87.5122222°W / 36.8816667; -87.5122222
Callsign meaning HOPkinsville, Kentucky[3]
Affiliations CBS Radio
Cincinnati Reds Radio Network
Premiere Radio Networks
Nashville Predators Radio Network
UK Sports Network
Owner Forcht Group of Kentucky
(Hop Broadcasting, Inc.[4])
Sister stations WHOP-FM
Webcast Listen Live
Website whopam.com

WHOP (1230 AM) is a radio station broadcasting a News Talk Information format. Licensed to and serving Hopkinsville, Kentucky, USA, the station serves the Clarksville-Hopkinsville area radio market. The station is currently owned by Forcht Broadcasting.


The station first began broadcasting on January 6, 1940. It is the Hopkinsville area's long-time home of CBS Radio, and that affiliation remains with the station to this day.[5]


As a news-talk-information format radio station, WHOP's programming content includes local newscasts, and public affairs programs. Syndicated radio programs on WHOP include The Rush Limbaugh Show, The Dave Ramsey Show, Coast to Coast AM, and America in the Morning. Hourly national news updates are provided by CBS Radio News. WHOP also provides programming from Premiere Radio Networks.[6]

Sports programming[edit]

Sports programming on WHOP-AM includes regionally-syndicated sports packages of live coverage of games, including:


Call sign Frequency
City of license Class FCC info
W237BV 95.3 Hopkinsville, Kentucky D FCC


  1. ^ 2010 Broadcasting Yearbook, page D-241
  2. ^ "Clarksville-Hopkinsville Market Ratings". Radio & Records.
  3. ^ "Call Letter Origins". Radio History on the Web.
  4. ^ "WHOP Facility Record". United States Federal Communications Commission, audio division.
  5. ^ Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (1957). Official Kentucky Road Map. (Map). Frankfort: Kentucky Transportation Cabinet. Editor's note: Look for AM station list on the upper left corner of the document.
  6. ^ WHOP-AM Broadcast Schedule
  7. ^ "Radio Network Information & Affiliates". University of Kentucky Athletics.

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