WHVK

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WHVK
City New Hope, Alabama
Broadcast area Huntsville, Alabama
Branding K-LOVE
Slogan Positive, Encouraging
Frequency 103.5 FM (MHz)
Format HD-1 Christian Contemporary
HD-2: Christian Rock (Air1)
HD-3: Religious (American Family Radio Talk) // W229BL (93.7 FM) Huntsville, AL
ERP 900 watts
HAAT 463 meters
Class A
Facility ID 170944
Transmitter coordinates 34°38′11″N 86°30′42″W / 34.63639°N 86.51167°W / 34.63639; -86.51167
Former callsigns WHWT (2007-2014)
Owner Educational Media Foundation
Webcast http://www.klove.com/listen/player.aspx (HD-1)
http://www.air1.com HD-2
http://afr.net HD-3
Website klove.com HD-1
http://www.air1.com HD-2
http://afr.net HD-3

WHVK (103.5 FM) is a radio station repeating a satellite-delivered Contemporary Christian music format branded as K-LOVE, and is licensed to New Hope, Alabama.[1] The station serves the Huntsville, Alabama, area. WHVK is owned and operated by Educational Media Foundation.

The WHVK transmitter is located on the old WZDX-TV tower on Green Mountain.

History[edit]

This station was granted its original construction permit by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) on May 18, 2007.[2] The new station was assigned the WHWT call letters by the FCC on November 7, 2007.[3] WHWT officially went on the air on December 2, 2007.[4] The station received its license to cover from the FCC on January 22, 2008.[5]

On March 3, 2008, the FCC approved the reassignment of the station's broadcast license from Stroh Communications Corp. to Stroh Comm LLC.[6] As of April 5, 2009, the FCC does not show this transaction as having been consummated and Stroh Communications Corp. was still listed as the station's licensee in the FCC database.

It was announced on December 6, 2013, that Educational Media Foundation would purchase WHWT from Stroh Communications for $850,000. The sale of the station was finalized by the FCC on March 20, 2014, as EMF took full control of the station. The station temporarily signed off before switching to the non-commercial status, and started broadcasting a satellite feed of its owned & operated Christian Contemporary music station known as K-LOVE, permanently at midnight on March 25, 2014.[7] After WHWT switched its format, the displaced management and staff of WHWT took to Twitter to blame the businesses for not supporting the station since its 2008 launch.[8]

The station changed to the current WHVK call sign on March 20, 2014.

The American Family Radio feed appears to be active as of mid-July 2016, but on the HD-3, while the HD-2 launched as Air1 a few weeks later in early September. The higher power facility went on the air in the late summer of 2016; shortly after, the station received another permit to add another hundred or so watts to the total power level, and that went on the air in November 2016. (Taken from Alabama Broadcast Media Page)

Former programming[edit]

Previously before switching to the current Contemporary Christian music format, the station's musical direction focused entirely on R&B/Hip-Hop hits. WHWT was listed in Mediabase as a Rhythmic reporter because of its inclusion of Rhythmic Pop hits.[9]

Previous on-air staff included Jordan Marie during middays, former program director and afternoon host DJ Fresh[10][11] and DJ Tony Tone at night. Notable syndicated programming included The Steve Harvey Morning Show morning show, airing Monday through Saturday,[12] BET's Top 20 countdown hosted by Terrence J and Roscsi on Sundays, The Aphilliates Mixtape Mondays featuring DJ Drama, Don Cannon and DJ Sense on Monday nights, and former evening host Shady Nation.[13]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "Station Information Profile". Arbitron. 
  2. ^ "Application Search Details (BNPH-20070419AAJ)". FCC Media Bureau. 2007-05-18. 
  3. ^ "Call Sign History". FCC Media Bureau CDBS Public Access Database. 
  4. ^ "New radio station in Huntsville". WAFF 48 News. 2007-12-02. Retrieved 2007-12-27. 
  5. ^ "Application Search Details (BLH-20071101AAC)". FCC Media Bureau. 2008-01-22. 
  6. ^ "Application Search Details (BALH-20080225AGE)". FCC Media Bureau. 2008-03-03. 
  7. ^ EMF acquires Hot 103-5 in Huntsville
  8. ^ Former management and staff of WHWT, go on Twitter to blame the businesses for not supporting the station
  9. ^ "WHWT-FM 7 Day Station Playlist". Mediabase. 
  10. ^ Dunham, Darnella (2007-12-06). "Huntsville Gets Fresh". Radio and Records. Retrieved 2007-12-27. 
  11. ^ "In Brief - December 7, 2007". FMQB. 2007-12-07. Retrieved 2007-12-27. 
  12. ^ "News - November 19, 2007". UrbanInsite. 2007-11-19. Retrieved 2008-01-02. Huntsville Alabama's Hottest music Station Hot 103.5 with 10,000 songs in a row commercial free. Hot 103.5 will be adding the syndicated Big Boy's Neighborhood for mornings. 
  13. ^ "New Urban station in Huntsville, Alabama". Urban Radio Nation. Retrieved 2007-12-27. 

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