WWHR

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WWHR-FM
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City Bowling Green, Kentucky
Broadcast area ~30-mile radius surrounding Bowling Green, Kentucky
Branding Revolution 91.7
Frequency 91.7 mHz (FM)
First air date 1988
Format College Progressive
ERP 1,300 watts
HAAT 114.0 meters
Class A
Facility ID 71863
Transmitter coordinates 37°0′19.00″N 86°31′23.00″W / 37.0052778°N 86.5230556°W / 37.0052778; -86.5230556
Owner Western Kentucky University
Sister stations WKYU-TV, WKYU-FM
Webcast Live365
Website Revolution.FM

WWHR-FM (91.7 FM) is a radio station licensed to Bowling Green, Kentucky, USA, the station serves the Bowling Green, Kentucky area. The station is currently owned by Western Kentucky University.[1][2]

History[edit]

WWHR-FM signed on in the fall of 1988, under the name New Rock 92 managed by associate professor Bart White. The station served primarily as an academic broadcasting lab housed in the Academic Complex transmitting from the residence hall Pearce-Ford Tower. New Rock 92's signal covered most of campus however did not reach much further.

This would change in 2001 when broadcasting instructor Marjorie Yambor became general manager of the station. Dr. Yambor would transform the simple broadcast lab into a full-fledged competitive station. This began by rebranding the station as Revolution 91.7, along with newly constructed studio spaces, a new tower and a boost in effective radiated power from 100 watts to 1,300 watts, expanding the station's broadcast radius from four miles to about thirty miles. Since the completion of the transmitter upgrade in 2002, Revolution 91.7 has remained on air 24 hours a day (with the exception of winter breaks and periods of technical maintenance).

Annual events[edit]

Each year, Revolution 91.7 brings two charity music festivals to Bowling Green. During the fall semester, Revolution 91.7 presents RevFest - an on-campus music festival and competition featuring various musical acts in the community. The station also hosts another festival in the spring known as Mayhem. Unlike RevFest, it is held off-campus and usually features bigger names in the local and regional area as well as a national scale headliner. Many area businesses and organizations also attend featuring booths in support of the event or offering of goods and services.

Programming[edit]

The programming at Revolution 91.7 is well known for its diversity. Music selections are made by the student operators and directors considering current popular college radio selections as well as local bands and student preferences. In addition to providing music throughout the day, Revolution 91.7 also offers exceptional News and Sports programming along with Student-conceived genre specific specialty shows every evening from 10 pm to Midnight Central Time.

Specialty programming[edit]

  • Glory Days - Tuesday 10pm to Midnight - Classic Rock - Hosted by Uncle Sam, Big K and NattieLite
  • World Wide Rev - Sunday 10 pm to Midnight - World Music - Hosted by Bean
  • Local Shots - Wednesday 10 pm to Midnight - Local Music/Regional - Hosted by Night Owl *
  • EDM NRG - Thursday 10 pm to Midnight - Electronic (various subgenres) - Hosted by Dharma *
  • Decades of Aggression - Friday 10 pm to Midnight - Heavy Metal/Hardcore - Hosted by Duffy
  • Drop the Aux - Saturday 10 pm to Midnight - Alternative Rap/Hiphop - Hosted by Jamrock

"*" denotes a program returning from the previous year.

In addition to specialty show programming, WWHR also features specialty programming blocks:

  • Flashback Fridays - Friday (throughout regular rotation) - Classic College Radio music from 1970 to 2006
  • The Weekend Grind - Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays 8 to 10 pm - A vast array of remixes and electronic music

Holiday Rotation is also featured during Halloween and the Christmas seasons.

News and talk programming[edit]

Unlike the station's specialty programming, News and Talk programming is not hosted by the station's regular deejays. These programs are written, produced, and conducted by Broadcasting students of the university as class projects, allowing students of journalism and news to receive hands on experience in program production.

  • News 91.7 - Weekdays at the bottom of the hours 7-10 am and 3-6 pm - News
  • Revolution 91.7 Platform - Monday and Thursday 7 to 7:30 pm - Student life, Talk
  • The Red Zone - Wednesday 6 to 7 pm - Sports analysis/forum

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