FM Technical Profile: WHTY

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Station Name:
Hot 100
Urban Contemporary
Transmitter Location:
[map] [street view] West of River Chase Drive, north of US-80 in Phenix City.
Power (ERP):
6 kW
Antenna HAAT:
328 feet
Other Information:
60 dBu protected contour map, from the FCC.
:PS-[?] Time-[?] Text-[?] PTY-[?] PI-WGSY-FM
AUX: 5.9 kW @ 73 feet. 60 dBu protected contour map, from the FCC.
More Information:

[Studio] Street View imagery of the iHeartMedia studios in Columbus.
Has been WGSY since at least 1987, when it may have picked up the "Sunny 100" moniker.  Before 1987 it was WEIZ.  The station has probably always had its softer adult contemporary format, but in January 2018, after doing the usual round of Christmas music for the 2017 holidays, the station stuck with the format, rebranding itself as "Santa 100".  The station flipped to urban contemporary a few days later (despite the proclamation from the local newspaper that the Santa format was permanent!)  A few weeks after the flip, the calls changed to WHTY and the old calls moved to the AM/translator combo that iHeart Radio offloaded the format onto.