FM Technical Profile: WERH
- Station Name:
- Country 92.1
view] Just north of the intersection of US-43 and Nice
Street in Hamilton, on the east side of the highway.
- Power (ERP):
- 3 kW
- Antenna HAAT:
- 121 feet
- 60 dBu protected
map, from the FCC.
Station's official page.
Group page with lots of historical photos and information.
Street View of the studios on Highway 43 in Hamilton.
- Kate F. Fite
- The book, "Alabama's
Broadcast Stations", by Harry Butler says the calls for this
station stand for "Where Entertainment Rates High", although it
could have stood for Ernest, Rankin and Hugh, members of the Fite
family. The station, spawned from the (now defunct) AM of the
same calls, debuted in May 1968. Since the beginning, it's
been a humble class A with just 3,000 watts, from an antenna on the
AM tower near the studio on Highway 43.
- It appears that the
station has always (or almost always) been programmed separately from
the AM, despite them both having a country music for much of recent
history. The FM also mixed in easy listening during some day
parts in the 90's. From the mid-2000s the station transitioned
from country to a classic hits format, then to a much wider variety
hits format featuring top 40 to country and everything in between as
of December 2009. The station went back to country according to
listeners during the first week of July, 2015, with a mix of classic
and contemporary country music.
- During the last
few weeks of April 2017, the station ownership announced on their
Facebook page that they could no longer continue to operate the
station for unspecified reasons, and shut the station down on 1 May
2017. It's rumored a local bank has bought the station, but no
concrete details have been announced yet. A Silent STA was
filed on 24 May 2017, citing only "equipment problems".
The station's studio and transmitter site were demolished at some
point, most likely in the summer of 2018. As the station has
remained off beyond the date of their STA the license will
automatically be deleted by the FCC