WTHB

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WTHB
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CityFM: Wrens, Georgia
AM: Augusta, Georgia
Broadcast areaAugusta, Georgia
BrandingPraise 96.9 FM
SloganYour Praise and Inspiration Station
FrequencyFM: 96.9 MHz
AM: 1550 kHz
First air dateFM: 1979
AM: 1960
FormatUrban Gospel
PowerAM: 5,000 watts (Daytime)
11 watts (Nighttime)
ERPFM: 6,200 watts
HAATFM: 121 meters
ClassFM: C3
AM: D
Facility IDFM: 15849
AM: 15843
OwnerPerry Broadcasting
Sister stationsWFXA, WAKB, WAEG
WebcastListen Live
Websitecsrapraise.com

WTHB-FM, also known as Praise 96.9, is an Urban Gospel station located in Augusta, Georgia. The station is licensed by the FCC to the city of Wrens, Georgia to broadcast on 96.9 FM with an ERP of 6.2 kW. The station's studios (which are shared with its other sister stations) and AM simulcast transmitter are co-located at the aptly named intersection of Broadcast Drive and Radio Station Road in North Augusta, South Carolina, while the FM transmitter is southwest of Fort Gordon.

Praise 96.9 is home to the Yolanda Adams Morning Show.

Station History[edit]

96.9 signed on as WYFA in 1988 as an outlet for the Bible Broadcasting Network. It was sold, becoming WAEW in 1993 and WAEJ in 1994 (The lather as a simulcast of UC formatted WAEG as "The New 92.3 and 100.9 The Beat").

Radio One acquired the station(s) in 2001 and flipped to a mostly-automated CHR format while still using "The Beat" branding. By 2002, the simulcast with 92.3 was dropped and 100.9 switched to Urban Gospel under the WTHB call sign.

In August 2007, Radio One sold its Augusta stations (including WTHB) to Perry Broadcasting. On January 11, 2008, the station switched frequencies with sister WAKB and moved to 96.9 FM, a weaker signal. To boost its coverage, it simulcasts with WTHB-AM 1550.

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Coordinates: 33°30′00″N 81°56′03″W / 33.50000°N 81.93417°W / 33.50000; -81.93417