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City WHVO: Hopkinsville, Kentucky
WKDZ: Cadiz, Kentucky
Broadcast area Clarksville, TN-Hopkinsville, KY
Branding Oldies Radio 96.5 & 100.9 FM
Frequency WHVO: 1480 kHz
WKDZ:1110 kHz
Translator(s) W243CH 96.5 MHz Hopkinsville
W265BW 100.9 MHz Hopkinsville
First air date WHVO: September 19, 1954; 62 years ago (1954-09-19)
WKDZ: April 8, 1966; 51 years ago (1966-04-08) [1]
Format Oldies
Audience share 0.9 (Fall 2007, R&R [2])
ERP WHVO: 1,000 watts day
24 watts night
WKDZ: 790 watts day
Class WHVO: D
Facility ID WHVO: 55651
WKDZ: 25887
Transmitter coordinates WHVO: 36°52′15.00″N 87°30′43.00″W / 36.8708333°N 87.5119444°W / 36.8708333; -87.5119444
WKDZ: 36°52′57.00″N 87°50′44.00″W / 36.8825000°N 87.8455556°W / 36.8825000; -87.8455556
Callsign meaning WHVO: W HopkinsVille Oldies
WKDZ: KDZ = Cadiz [3] or as pronounced "K-Diz"
Former callsigns WHVO: WKOA (1954-1986)
WYKH (1986-1987)
WQKS (1987-2000)
Affiliations Fox News Radio
Jones Radio Network
Owner Ham Broadcasting Co., Inc.
Webcast Listen Live
Website www.oldies1490.com

WHVO (1480 AM) and WKDZ (1110 AM) are a pair of radio stations simulcasting an Oldies format. Licensed to Hopkinsville, Kentucky, USA, WHVO serves the Clarksville-Hopkinsville area. WKDZ is licensed to Cadiz, Kentucky. The stations are currently owned by Ham Broadcasting Co., Inc. and feature news programming from Fox News Radio. WKDZ is a daytime-only radio station, while WHVO broadcasts 24 hours a day.


History of WHVO[edit]

The station was assigned the call letters WKOA upon signing on in September 19, 1954, under the license of Pennyrile Broadcasting Company. It was a middle-of-the-road (MOR format) in the 1970s, and then a big band/oldies format during the mid 1980s. The station's callsigns changed to WYKH on August 1, 1986. On December 14, 1987, the station changed its call sign to WQKS. WQKS was acquired by the station's current owner, Ham Broadcasting, in October 1995.[4] The current WHVO callsigns came on May 16, 2000.[5]

History of WKDZ (AM)[edit]

WKDZ (AM) signed on the air on April 8, 1966.[6] It signed on the air with the performance of The Star Spangled Banner by the Trigg County High School band. The first song played on WKDZ was "These Boots Are Made for Walkin'" by Nancy Sinatra.

Ham Broadcasting acquired WKDZ-AM on January 22, 1991.[4]

Recent history[edit]

In the early 2010s, Ham Broadcasting signed on two low-powered translators W243CH and W265BW for the purpose of simulcasting WHVO's programming onto the FM dial at 96.5 MHz and 100.9 MHz, respectively.


In addition to its usual oldies music, WHVO and WKDZ-AM is the broadcaster of the Fort Campbell High School Falcons football team.[7]

Station programming schedule[edit]

  • Hoptown This Morning – weekdays 6-9 a.m.
  • Mid-Days with Tony Winfield – weekdays 9 a.m.-12 Noon and 1-3 p.m.
  • Live Afternoon Drive with Kim Allen – weekdays 3-5 p.m.
  • Original Rock 'n Roll with Tom Rogers – weeknights after 6 p.m. Features rock and roll hits that were first heard on the station (as WKOA) when they were first played.

News operation[edit]

WHVO/WKDZ, along with WKDZ-FM, boasts their own news operation. The one-hour newscasts, branded as News Edge, are broadcast at 12 Noon and 5:00 p.m. Central Time, and are simulcast over all three Ham Broadcasting-owned stations. Hourly national news updates on WHVO/WKDZ are provided by Fox News Radio, and are aired at the top of each hour.


  1. ^ WHVO 96.5 FM 100.9 FM - Cadiz, KY - ABOUT US
  2. ^ "Clarksville-Hopkinsville Market Ratings". Radio & Records.
  3. ^ "Call Letter Origins". Radio History on the Web.
  4. ^ a b "Directory of Radio Stations in the United States and Canada". Broadcasting & Cable Yearbook 1996. Washington, DC: Broadcasting Publications, Inc. 1996. p. B-169. [1]
  5. ^ "WHVO Call Sign History". United States Federal Communications Commission, audio division.
  6. ^ 2010 Broadcasting & Cable Yearbook, page D-237 via American Radio History.
  7. ^ WKDZ & WHVO Media Kit

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