AM Technical Profile: WHOS


Frequency:
800
Format:
Talk
Transmitter Location:
[map] In west Decatur, south of AL-24 (Moulton Street), on the west side of 14th Street SW.
Power (ERP):
Day: 1 kW
Night: 215 watts
Antenna:
1 tower
Other Information:
0.5 mV/m Daytime Groundwave Service Contour from the FCC's Public Files
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// W268DF Decatur, AL (CP)
History:
The station came on the air in 1948 and has always had the WHOS calls.  The station is noted for having a country format that lasted nearly 40 years.  It gave way to a 24-hour all news format in 1998 or 1999, and that eventually gave way to a simulcast with Huntsville's WBHP.  The station was also simulcast with FM translator W293AH, also licensed to Huntsville, and WQRV's HD-2 subchannel, but those broke away in November 2012 for an all-Christmas format.

The station was granted a construction permit for a new FM translator on 101.5 MHz in June 2018.