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City Joliet, Illinois
Broadcast area Chicago market
Branding WWHN 1510 AM
Slogan "The Gospel Station"
Frequency 1510 kHz
Format Urban Contemporary Gospel
Power 1,000 Watts (Daytime)
600 Watts (Critical hours)
Off the air (Nighttime)
Class D
Facility ID 26465
Former callsigns WJRC[1]
Owner Hawkins Broadcasting Company
Website https://sites.google.com/site/thegospelstation1510am/

WWHN is a radio station licensed in Joliet, Illinois serving the Chicago metropolitan area with an urban contemporary gospel format. It operates on AM frequency 1510 kHz and is under ownership of Hawkins Broadcasting Company.[2]

Because it shares the same frequency as "clear channel" station WLAC in Nashville, Tennessee, WWHN operates during the Daytime hours only.

From https://www.facebook.com/WWHNJolietChicago/ it must be assumed that WWHN simulcasts on WWHN-FM 88.9 FM.


The station first began broadcasting in 1964 as WJRC. As WJRC the station aired a number of formats including Adult contemporary.[3] The station's callsign was changed to WWHN on September 14, 1987.[1] In April 1988, WWHN was purchased by Raymond and Tornelia Hawkins.[4] The station then aired a Oldies format, before adopting its current Gospel format in 1990.[5][4]


  1. ^ a b Call Sign History fcc.gov. Accessed January 1, 2014
  2. ^ WWHN fcc.gov. Accessed January 1, 2014
  3. ^ Stations, everywhere: a listeners' guide to the AM and FM bands Chicago Tribune Magazine. March 4, 1979. Accessed January 1, 2014
  4. ^ a b Radio From The `Bank` Weaver, Maurice. Chicago Tribune. September 15, 1992. Accessed January 1, 2014
  5. ^ Chicagoland Radio Stations Dialog Magazine. October 1989. (p. 3) Accessed January 7, 2014.

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Coordinates: 41°30′50″N 88°03′10″W / 41.51389°N 88.05278°W / 41.51389; -88.05278