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City Raleigh, North Carolina
Broadcast area Research Triangle Area
Slogan Shaw University Radio
Frequency 88.9 MHz(also on HD Radio)
First air date 1968
Format Jazz/Gospel/Community Interest[1]
ERP 50,000 watts
HAAT 139.0 meters
Class C2
Facility ID 60028
Transmitter coordinates 35°45′5″N 78°36′1″W / 35.75139°N 78.60028°W / 35.75139; -78.60028Coordinates: 35°45′5″N 78°36′1″W / 35.75139°N 78.60028°W / 35.75139; -78.60028
Affiliations National Public Radio
Owner Shaw University

WSHA (88.9 FM) is a radio station broadcasting a Jazz/Gospel/Community Interest format. Licensed to Raleigh, North Carolina, United States, the station serves the Raleigh area. The station is owned by Shaw University and features programming from National Public Radio.

WSHA broadcasts in the HD radio format.[2]


In 1968, Shaw University became the first black college to own a radio station. At first the station used an antenna on top of a building on the downtown campus, but in the late 1990s a new tower was built in southeast Raleigh near Interstate 40. WFSS in Fayetteville, North Carolina moved from 89.1 FM to 91.9 FM to allow WSHA to increase power. WFSS was bought by WUNC and now is part of the WUNC network. [1]

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  1. ^ a b "Raleigh-Durham FM Dial". Archived from the original on 2003-02-01. Retrieved 2010-04-27. 
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