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Whlw

WHLW
City of license Luverne, Alabama
Broadcast area Montgomery, Alabama
Branding Hallelujah 104.3
Slogan "#1 for Gospel Hits"
Frequency 104.3 MHz
Format Gospel
ERP 13,500 watts
HAAT 558 meters (1831 feet)
Class C1
Facility ID 6655
Transmitter coordinates

31°58′28″N 86°9′44″W / 31.97444°N 86.16222°W / 31.97444; -86.16222

Callsign meaning W HaLlelujah W
Former callsigns WDHT-FM (1990-1997)
WMHS (1997-1998)
WQLD (1998-2004)
WNTM (2004-2005)[1]
Owner Clear Channel Communications
(Capstar TX Limited Partnership)
Sister stations WWMG, WZHT
Website 1043hallelujahfm.com

WHLW (104.3 FM, "Hallelujah 104.3") is a radio station licensed to serve Luverne, Alabama, USA. The station is owned by Clear Channel Communications and licensed to Capstar TX Limited Partnership.

It broadcasts a Gospel music format to the Montgomery, Alabama, market.[2]

Notable on-air personalities currently associated with the station include Connye B, Yvette Bullard, Donnie McKlurkin, and Sylvester McPherson.

History

This station received its original construction permit from the Federal Communications Commission on December 7, 1988, for a new station to serve Brantley, Alabama.[3] The new station was assigned the call letters WDHT-FM by the FCC on May 10, 1990.[1] On April 18, 1997, the station had its callsign changed to WMHS.[1] After nearly nine years of extensions, modifications (including a change in community of license to Luverne, Alabama), and construction, WMHS received its license to cover from the FCC on October 29, 1997.[4]

In November 1997, Brantley Broadcast Associates reached an agreement to sell this station to Capital Communications. The deal was approved by the FCC on January 22, 1998, and the transaction was consummated on February 20, 1998.[5] Concurrently, Capital Communications reached a contingent agreement to sell this station to Southern Star Communications, Inc. The deal was also approved by the FCC on January 22, 1998, and this transaction was also consummated on February 20, 1998.[6] On March 20, 1998, the new owners had the FCC change the station's callsign to WQLD.[1]

On August 20, 2004, the station had its callsign changed to WNTM.[1] The station was assigned the current WHLW call letters by the FCC on January 14, 2005.[1] With an urban contemporary gospel format, WHLW complements WZHT and WWMG under the all-urban Clear Channel cluster in Montgomery.

References

External links

  • WHLW official website
  • Radio-Locator information on WHLW
  • Query the FCC's FM station database for WHLW
  • Query Nielsen Audio's FM station database for WHLW


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