WKHR

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WKHR
WKHR 91.5 FM logo.png
City Bainbridge, Ohio
Broadcast area Geauga County
Greater Cleveland (limited)
Branding WKHR FM 91.5
Slogan Keeping Those Memories Alive, Keep Your Dial at 91.5
Frequency 91.5 MHz
First air date May 1, 1977
Format Adult standards/MOR
ERP 750 watts
HAAT 141 meters
Class A
Facility ID 34028
Transmitter coordinates 41°27′49.00″N 81°17′38.00″W / 41.4636111°N 81.2938889°W / 41.4636111; -81.2938889
Callsign meaning Kenston High School Radio
Former frequencies 88.3 MHz (1977–95)
Owner Kenston Local School District
(Kenston Local School District)
Webcast Listen Live
Website wkhr.org

WKHR (91.5 FM) – branded WKHR FM 91.5 – is a non-commercial educational adult standards/MOR radio station licensed to Bainbridge, Ohio. Owned by the Kenston Local School District, the station serves Geauga County and eastern parts of Greater Cleveland. The WKHR studios are located at Kenston Middle School in Chagrin Falls, while the station transmitter resides in Russell Township.

History[edit]

WKHR first went on the air on May 1, 1977, broadcasting at 88.3 MHz.[1] The station originated as a high school broadcast class at Kenston High School on May 6, 1977. Initially, WKHR broadcast with only 10 watts of power and featured a rock music format; the station was managed by both students and staff. By 1983 the station's power increased to 300 watts. In 1990, WKHR was reorganized under a nonprofit company, WKHR Radio, Inc.; over time, the station transitioned from a student-run alternative rock station to a big band station run by adult volunteers.[2]

In May 1995, the station received permission from the FCC to increase its power to 1000 watts. The increased power along with an improved antenna allowed WKHR to be heard for the first time throughout the eastern portion of the Cleveland market. In September 1995, WKHR moved from 88.3 MHz to 91.5 MHz to avoid interference with WBWC/Berea; the move was part of a two-way frequency swap with WSTB/Streetsboro.[2]

Current programming[edit]

WKHR broadcasts 24 hours a day, seven days a week; on air personalities include a mix of adult volunteers and students of Kenston High School.[3]

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