AM Technical Profile: WHEP


Frequency:
1310
Format:
Talk, News, Easy Listening, Agricultural, Community
Transmitter Location:
[map] [bird's eye] [street view] North of Foley on the city limits, east of Alabama 59 on Hadley Road.
Power (ERP):
Day: 2.5 kW
Night: 43 watts
Antenna:
Day and night: 1 tower
Other Information:
0.5 mV/m Daytime Groundwave Service Contour from the FCC's Public Files
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[Aircheck] Station jingle, intro to "Gospel Dynamite" program.  39 sec., 784 kb. (12-08-2011)
[Aircheck] Full aircheck.  Features jingles, commercials, local host banter, "this day in history", birthdays and more. 30'40", 14.1 MB. (12-08-2011)
[Aircheck] Baldwin County Trading Post, 9 am hour excerpt.  Features jingles, commercials, selected calls (minus phone numbers and addresses). 22'48", 22.5 MB, M4A (AAC) format. (05-12-2016)
[Aircheck] Edited aircheck.  Features jingles, host banter, local news and commercials. 31'35", 24.5 MB, M4A (AAC) format. (05-12-2016)
Schedule:
Monday-Friday, 6am-11am: Breakfast In Baldwin with Kenny Graves. Bearen Baptist Church airs a daily program at 8:45am. From 9am-10:30am, it's the Baldwin County Trading post.
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Monday-Friday, 11am-2pm: Jack Bell plays Oldies and All-Time Hits. From 2pm-3pm, it's the afternoon Baldwin County Trading Post.
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Monday-Friday, 3pm-6pm: The Paul Finebaum Sports Show.
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Monday-Sunday, 6pm-6am (except during sports broadcasts), Talk Radio Network satellite programming (Ch. 2 feed).
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Saturday morning is similar to weekdays. Saturday afternoon is usually sports programming..
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Sunday morning is church programming, with sports programming in the afternoon.
History:
Has been WHEP since it's inception in the 1953. Back then it was owned by "Alabama Gulf Radio, Inc." and ran 1 kW days.  It now enjoys more daytime power and a small amount at night. The calls are the initials of the original owner, Howard E. Pill.  The station picked up an FM translator sometime in late 2009 or early 2010, which runs in mono.  The station is still very much small town in feel, with a local-oriented morning show, swap shop, a small block of oldies in the midday, and some religious programming interspersed through the day.  At night, they switch to an uninterrupted feed of TRN satellite based talk radio programming.  The morning show at one time was Ludlow Porch out of Atlanta, but switched to a local program hosted by Kenny Graves after Porch's death.