WHP (AM)

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WHP
WHP NewsRadio580 logo.png
City Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
Broadcast area Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
Branding NewsRadio WHP 580
Slogan Harrisburg's News, Traffic and Weather
Frequency 580 kHz
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
Webcast Listen Live (via iHeartRadio)
Website whp580.iheart.com

WHP (580 AM, "NewsRadio WHP 580") is a commercial AM radio station licensed to serve Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. The station is owned by iHeartMedia through licensee Clear Channel Broadcasting Licenses, Inc 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 programming is simulcast on the HD2 subchannel of sister station WRVV.[1]

History[edit]

Former logo

In a Harrisburg Telegraph article dated June 15, 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 a.m. to 1 a.m.).[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.

WHP's AM-HD Radio signal was reported off the air as of July, 2017.[7]

Programming[edit]

In addition to two local hosts (morning drive host RJ Harris and afternoon drive host Ken Matthews), WHP carries the standard Premiere Networks talk slate including the Glenn Beck Radio Program, The Rush Limbaugh Show, The Sean Hannity Show, America Now and Coast to Coast AM. Hannity and America Now both air on delay to accommodate Matthews's show.

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 (AM), WLAN-FM, and WAEB (AM).

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

Retired[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ https://hdradio.com/station_guides/widget.php?id=65 HD Radio Guide for Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
  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. ^ McLarnon, Barry (2016-04-18). "AM IBOC Stations on the Air". Retrieved 2017-08-13. 
  8. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on April 22, 2014. Retrieved April 21, 2014. 

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