WUHU

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WUHU
WUHU logo.jpg
CitySmiths Grove, Kentucky
Broadcast areaBowling Green
BrandingAll Hit WUHU 107
SloganThe Best Mix
Frequency107.1 MHz
First air dateDecember 1, 1986 (1986-12-01) [1]
FormatTop 40 (CHR)
Power50,000 Watts
ClassC2
Facility ID27242
Transmitter coordinates36°50′35.00″N 86°15′30.00″W / 36.8430556°N 86.2583333°W / 36.8430556; -86.2583333
Callsign meaningWUHU as in "woo-hoo!" (current branding)
OwnerForever Communications, Inc.
Sister stationsWLYE-FM, WBVR-FM, WBGN-AM
WebsiteAllhitWUHU107.com

WUHU (107.1 FM) is a radio station broadcasting a Top 40 (CHR) format. The station is licensed to Smiths Grove, Kentucky, United States, and it serves the Bowling Green area of south central Kentucky. The station is currently owned by Forever Communications, Inc. and features programming from ABC Radio.[2]

History[edit]

The station was assigned the call letters WBLG on November 1, 1985, when the FCC first issued the construction permit for the station.[3] The station actually signed on the air 13 months later, on December 1, 1986. On May 4, 1987, the station was purchased by Hilltopper Broadcasting, which at the time also owned WBGN.[4]

In the station's first 14 years on the air, it played an Adult contemporary format. Hourly nation news updates were provided by NBC News Radio during that time period. During the 1990s, until March 2001, the station was branded as "G-107, the Gator."

On March 15, 2001, the station changed its call letters to the current WUHU. The current Top-40 format and "WUHU" branding were introduced on April 2, 2001, after a weekend stunt during the preceding weekend (March 31-April 1, 2001), in which the station played the same three songs (each of which featured the word "woo-hoo") repeatedly.[5] Forever Communications acquired the station on December 31, 2002. As a Top 40-formatted station, WUHU often competed with WRVW of Lebanon, Tennessee for listener allegiances due to Bowling Green's 60-mile proximity to the Nashville area.

Programming[edit]

Along with its music programming, the station is the local home of the American Top 40 and Weekend Top 30. Weather forecasts aired on the station are provided by NBC television affiliate WNKY.

References[edit]

  1. ^ 1992 Broadcasting Yearbook, page A-145
  2. ^ "WUHU Facility Record" United States Federal Communications Commission, audio division.
  3. ^ United States Federal Communications Commission, audio division. "WUHU Callsign history".
  4. ^ "Directory of Radio Stations in the United States and Canada". Broadcasting & Cable Yearbook 1997. Washington, DC: Broadcasting Publications, Inc. 1997. p. B-187. [1]
  5. ^ "WUHU-FM debuts in Bowling Green". Bowling Green Daily News. 2001-04-02. "After a weekend of repeatedly playing the same three songs in what some listeners took as an April Fool's Day prank, radio station WBLG-FM was reborn Monday morning as WUHU-FM. In preparation for the switch, the WRUS Inc.-owned station played Dire Straits' "Walk of Life," which features the word "woo-hoo," and two songs titled "Woohoo" - one by Blur and one by the Rocketeens, throughout the weekend."

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