WHP (AM)

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WHP
City Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
Broadcast area Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
Branding NewsRadio WHP 580
Frequency 580 kHz (also on HD Radio)
Repeater(s) 97.3 MHz WRVV-HD2
First air date 1925
Format Talk radio
Power 5,000 Watts
Class B
Facility ID 15322
Transmitter coordinates 40°18′11.00″N 76°57′7.0″W / 40.3030556°N 76.951944°W / 40.3030556; -76.951944 (NAD27)
Callsign meaning Harrisburg Pennsylvania
Former callsigns WHBG (1925-1927)
WMBS (1927-1929)
Affiliations Fox News Radio
Owner iHeartMedia, Inc.
(Clear Channel Broadcasting Licenses, Inc.)
Sister stations WTKT, WRVV, WRBT, WHKF, WKBO
Webcast Listen Live (via iHeartRadio)
Website whp580.iheart.com

WHP (580 kHz) is a commercial AM radio station licensed to serve Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. The station is owned by iHeartMedia and broadcasts a talk radio format. The station's transmitter and six tower (directional) antenna array are located in East Pennsboro Township near Enola, Pennsylvania. WHP's signal is non-directional during daytime hours and is directed southeastward toward Harrisburg and Lancaster at night.

WHP uses HD Radio on its AM signal only during daytime hours.[1] However, the station's programming is also available to listeners with an HD Radio receiver via a simulcast 24 hours a day on the HD2 subchannel of FM sister station WRVV.

History[edit]

Former logo

In a Harrisburg Telegraph article dated 15 June 1932, Colonel E. J Stackpole asserted that the State Police owned and operated station WBAK. WHP and WBAK shared the 1430 kilohertz frequency and hence WHP could not be a full-time station.[2]

In a Harrisburg Telegraph article dated January 26, 1933, the state withdrew its objections and WHP was granted ful time operation.[3]

On April 28, 1934 the Federal Radio Commission granted WHP full-time operation (6 am to 1 am).[4]

WHP moved from 1430 to 1460 on March 29, 1941.[5] On that day 795 US radio stations moved frequency. This was done as the result of an international conference in Havana with representatives from Canada, US, Mexico, Cuba, Haiti, and the Dominican Republic. A smaller reallocation had been done in 1928.

WHP was assigned to 580 kHz on December 19, 1949[6] in a move from 1460.

News staff[edit]

WHP's and other stations' vans at a local event.

WHP also provides news to sister stations WRVV, WRBT, WHKF, WKBO, WLAN-FM, WLAN (AM), and WAEB (AM).

  • Bill Mead
  • Bob Hauer
  • Lynne Richarde
  • Tom Donovan
  • Matt Meyer
  • Julie Kupchella

Retired[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ McLarnon, Barry (2016-04-18). "AM IBOC Stations on the Air". Retrieved 2016-04-23. 
  2. ^ "Harrisburg Telegraph (unknown title)". Harrisburg Telegraph. (subscription required)
  3. ^ "Evening News (unknown title)". Evening News. (subscription required)
  4. ^ "Harrisburg Telegraph (unknown title)". Harrisburg Telegraph. (subscription required)
  5. ^ "Harrisburg Telegraph (unknown title)". Harrisburg Telegraph. (subscription required)
  6. ^ "Harrisburg Telegraph (unknown title)". Harrisburg Telegraph. (subscription required)
  7. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on April 22, 2014. Retrieved April 21, 2014. 

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