WTHB

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WTHB
City FM: Wrens, Georgia
AM: Augusta, Georgia
Broadcast area Augusta, Georgia
Branding Praise 96.9 FM
Slogan Your Praise and Inspiration Station
Frequency FM: 96.9 MHz
AM: 1550 kHz
First air date FM: 1979
AM: 1960
Format Urban Gospel
Power AM: 5,000 watts (Daytime)
11 watts (Nighttime)
ERP FM: 6,200 watts
HAAT FM: 121 meters
Class FM: C3
AM: D
Facility ID FM: 15849
AM: 15843
Owner Perry Broadcasting
Sister stations WFXA, WAKB, WAEG
Webcast Listen Live
Website csrapraise.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 Urban Contemporary formatted WAEG as "92.3/100.9 The Bomb").

Radio One acquired the station(s) in 2001 and flipped to a mostly-automated CHR format as "92.7/100.9 The Beat". 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