WFHB 91.3 FM is a community radio FM station in Bloomington, Indiana, United States. The station has three translators serving southern Indiana: 98.1 in Bloomington, 100.7 in Nashville and 106.3 in Ellettsville.

WFHB
WFHB 91.3 logo.jpg
CityBloomington, Indiana
Broadcast areaBloomington, Ellettsville, Nashville, Indiana
BrandingVolunteer powered community radio
Frequency91.3 MHz
Translator(s)98.1 (Bloomington)
106.3 (Ellettsville)
100.7 (Nashville)
FormatCommunity Radio
ERP1,600 watts
HAAT119.0 meters (390.4 ft)
ClassA
Facility ID5878
Transmitter coordinates39°1′18.00″N 86°36′5.00″W / 39.0216667°N 86.6013889°W / 39.0216667; -86.6013889
Call sign meaningFireHouse Broadcasting
OwnerBloomington Community Radio Inc.
WebcastListen Live
Websitewfhb.org

WFHB has a small paid staff and over 150 volunteers, who perform a range of duties, from office administration to music and news programming. The station is supported financially by contributions from listeners and program underwriting by local businesses, as well as by community service grants from the Corporation for Public Broadcasting.[1][2]

Station historyEdit

The idea for WFHB began in the summer of 1975, when radio enthusiasts from Bloomington attended the National Alternative Radio Konference in Madison, Wisconsin. After returning from the conference, they founded a non-profit organization to establish a community radio station and began the process of applying for a Federal Communications Commission (FCC) license and raising the necessary funds. Eighteen years later, on January 4, 1993, following numerous applications and several court cases, WFHB began broadcasting in a former city fire station in downtown Bloomington.[3][4]

TranslatorsEdit

In addition to its main frequency, WFHB is relayed by three translators to widen its broadcast area.

Call sign Frequency
(MHz)
City of license ERP
(W)
Class FCC info
W251AG 98.1 FM Bloomington, Indiana 250 D FCC
W264BP 100.7 FM Nashville, Indiana 27 D FCC
W292DD 106.3 FM Ellettsville, Indiana 38 D FCC

Local News and Public Affairs ProgramsEdit

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "CPB Adds Ten Radio Stations to its Community Service Grant Program". Corporation for Public Broadcasting news release. August 5, 2008. Retrieved 2009-04-05.
  2. ^ "Volunteer Power". WFHB website. Retrieved 2014-08-10.
  3. ^ Howley, Kevin (October 2001). "Talking about Public Affairs Programming: WFHB and the Legacy of Listener-Sponsored Radio". Historical Journal of Film, Radio and Television (Vol. 21, No. 4). Cite journal requires |journal= (help)
  4. ^ *"WFHB History". Prometheus Radio Project. Retrieved 2009-04-05.

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