WHUG

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WHUG
WHUG logo.png
City Jamestown, New York
Broadcast area Jamestown NY area
Branding My Country 101.9
Frequency 101.9 MHz
Format Country music
ERP 6,000 watts
HAAT 100.0 meters
Class A
Facility ID 65591
Transmitter coordinates 42°7′53.00″N 79°13′13.00″W / 42.1313889°N 79.2202778°W / 42.1313889; -79.2202778
Former callsigns WMHU (2001-2004)
(was WHUG prior to 2001)
Affiliations Jones Radio Network
Owner Media One Group II, LLC
Website whug.com

WHUG (101.9 FM) is a radio station broadcasting a country music format. Licensed to Jamestown, New York, USA, the station is currently[when?] owned by Media One Group, LLC.[citation needed]

Local disc jockeys heard on this station include Dan Warren (The My Country Morning Show; 6-10 am Monday - Friday) Matt Warren (Middays with Matt Warren;- 12-3 pm Monday - Friday) and Chris Sprague (3-7 pm Monday - Friday).[citation needed]

Syndicated/national programming on WHUG includes The Lia Show, ZMax Racing Country, Rise Up Country, NASCAR USA and Country Countdown USA. WHUG is also Jamestown's home for NASCAR Sprint Cup racing.[citation needed]

History[edit]

The station went on the air in 1965 at the 101.7 frequency as WXYJ-FM under the ownership of Bud Paxson; it signed on at roughly the same time as what was then its sister station, WNYP-TV.[1] It later changed to WHUG, "Huggin' Country", and ultimately moved to 101.9 MHz; this was part of an agreement between WHUG and WXOX in Attica so that both could increase their power.[citation needed] It has long been Jamestown's country music outlet.[citation needed] The station changed call signs to WMHU, "102 Moo", in January 2001.[citation needed] The station changed its call sign back to the current WHUG in 2004.[citation needed]

From 1994 until his death in 2012,[2] Bruce Baker, another local personality, hosted his long-running three-hour classic country program on the station on Saturday mornings. The classic country block remains on the station in the time slot with other hosts.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Fybush, Scott (January 12, 2015). Salary Controversy Ousts Public TV Exec. NorthEast Radio Watch. Retrieved January 12, 2015. Fybush placed a free copy of this column on his Facebook account.
  2. ^ Shelters, Scott (May 9, 2012). Remembering Bruce. The Post-Journal. Retrieved May 9, 2012.

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