AM Technical Profile: WHOG

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Adult Rhythm and Blues
Transmitter Location:
Power (ERP):
Day: 500 watts
Day: 1 tower
Other Information:
0.5 mV/m Daytime Groundwave Service Contour from the FCC's Public Files
Owned by Hobson City Broadcasting Company
// W228EK Anniston
An original construction permit was awarded to Hobson City Broadcasting Company in May of 1987 for a daytime-only AM operation on 1120 kHz, with just 500 watts.  The company ran into numerous troubles trying to get the station on the air, and did not launch until the spring of 1991.  Originally, it was assigned the WHOX calls, then acquired the WJOK calls in 1988, before finally getting the current WHOG calls in 1990.

From the beginning, the station has an
Hip-Hop format, although it appears that after acquiring an FM translator, it transitioned to more of an Adult R&B format, marketed as "Anniston's Home For The Grown & Sexy".  Yeah.

The station was awarded a permit for an FM translator companion signal in October 2018.  It signed on in the spring of 2020.