AM Technical Profile: WERH
Gospel, Classic Country
view] Just north of the intersection of US-43 and Nice
Street in Hamilton, on the east side of the highway behind the
- Power (ERP):
- Day: 5 kW
- Night: 37 watts
- Day: 1 tower
- Night: [pattern
Street View of the studios on Highway 43 in Hamilton.
deleted 19 Feb 2015
- WERH came on
the air in 1950. The book, "Alabama's
First Broadcast Stations", by Harry Butler says the calls for
this station stand for "Where Entertainment Rates High". The
station played southern gospel music in the mornings, and country in
the afternoons. A regular contributor notes that this is the
station where country singer Tammy Wynette got her start. She
grew up around Red Bay and Tremont. The station had a split
format, playing gospel music from sign on until noon each day and
all day Sunday, and country classics from noon until sign off.
A note from a local listener says the AM has been silent "for some
time" as of December 2012. In mid-February 2015, the FCC acted
on the long term silence by deleting the record for this station.