WRHC (AM)

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WRHC
WRHC logo.png
City Coral Gables, Florida
Broadcast area Miami metropolitan area
Branding Cadena Azul
Frequency 1550kHz
Format Spanish variety
Power 10,000 watts day
500 watts night
Class B
Facility ID 73945
Transmitter coordinates 25°39′2″N 80°9′36″W / 25.65056°N 80.16000°W / 25.65056; -80.16000 (day)
25°44′36″N 80°18′52″W / 25.74333°N 80.31444°W / 25.74333; -80.31444 (night)
Callsign meaning Radio
Habana
Cuba
Former callsigns WRIZ
Owner WRHC Broadcasting Corp.
Website wrhc.com or cadenaazul.com

WRHC (branded as Cadena Azul, meaning "Blue Network") is an AM radio station broadcasting on 1550kHz with a Spanish variety radio format. Licensed to serve Doral, Florida, USA, the station reaches the Miami metropolitan area. The station is currently owned by WRHC Broadcasting Corp.[1]

The station's name and broadcast callsign are an homage to the former Cuban radio network, RHC-Cadena Azul, which operated from 1939 until 1954.[2]

Previously known as WRIZ until 1985, the station had a phased array of four radio towers in Stiltsville south of Key Biscayne from 1967 to 1990.[3] Because salt water is highly conductive, it makes an excellent ground plane for signals in the mediumwave radio band, allowing the station to travel further on the same power, although this station's purpose was to put a strong signal across Miami whuils minimising its signal toward the Bahamas Islands and a station on 1540.. As with all medium-frequency stations, the towers themselves were mast radiators, connected to the transmitter shack via transmission lines, held in this case a few feet above the water line by pilings.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "WRHC Facility Record". United States Federal Communications Commission, audio division. 
  2. ^ "Acerca de". WRHC Cadena Azul. 
  3. ^ [1]

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