WTHI-FM

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WTHI-FM
WTHI-FM logo
City Terre Haute, Indiana
Branding HI-99 WTHI
Slogan The Wabash Valley's Country Station
Frequency 99.9 MHz
First air date October 1948 (1948-October)
Format Country
ERP 50,000 watts
HAAT 149 m
Class B
Facility ID 70652
Transmitter coordinates 39°27′57.00″N 87°24′12.00″W / 39.4658333°N 87.4033333°W / 39.4658333; -87.4033333 (WTHI-FM)
Callsign meaning Terre Haute, Indiana
(sometimes interpreted as Tony Hulman Incorportated)
Owner Midwest Communications
(Midwest Communications, Inc.)
Sister stations WDWQ WMGI WWVR WIBQ
Website www.hi99.com

WTHI-FM (99.9 FM; "HI-99") is a radio station running a country music format in Terre Haute, Indiana. The station's studios and broadcast tower are located along Ohio Street in downtown Terre Haute. The station is owned by Midwest Communications.[1]

WTHI-FM has led the Terre Haute market ratings for over twenty years. In 2007, the station celebrated 25 years in the country format. Over the years, WTHI has raised more than $1,000,000 for the kids at St. Jude Children's Research Hospital.

WTHI-FM's former studio building, which was shared with sister station WWVR and former sister station WTHI-TV (which was co-owned with WTHI-FM from 1954 to 2005), is being demolished in December 2012 to accommodate parking for a new office building constructed behind the former WTHI building and facing Wabash Avenue.[2] The old building was constructed as a garment factory in 1906, but housed WTHI-FM and WTHI-TV from 1954 to 2012.[3] WTHI-FM and WWVR, which were later joined by new acquisitions WFNF-1130 AM and WFNB-92.7 FM, moved into their new office building in August 2012;[2] this separated the stations from WTHI-TV,[3] which moved to its own new building (at 800 Ohio Street) in October 2012.[2]


References[edit]

  1. ^ "FM Query Results -- Audio Division (FCC) USA". FCC.gov. Retrieved March 14, 2017. 
  2. ^ a b c Foulkes, Arthur (March 16, 2011). "New three-story office building planned for downtown Terre Haute". Tribune-Star. Retrieved March 21, 2011. 
  3. ^ a b Foulkes, Arthur (March 20, 2011). "Downtown progress leading to razing of historic WTHI-TV and radio building". Tribune-Star. Retrieved March 21, 2011. 

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