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WHIN (1010 AM), licensed to Gallatin, Tennessee, is a radio station broadcasting an adult hits format. The station is owned by Brayden Madison Broadcasting L.L.C.[1]

WHIN
CityGallatin, Tennessee
Frequency1010 kHz
Translator(s)100.7 W264CR (Gallatin)
First air dateAugust 8, 1948
FormatAdult hits
Power5,000 watts (day)
47 watts (night)
ERP250 watts directional
ClassD
Facility ID72178
Transmitter coordinates36°26′0.00″N 86°28′0.00″W / 36.4333333°N 86.4666667°W / 36.4333333; -86.4666667
OwnerAnthony G. Didier
(Brayden Madison Broadcasting L.L.C.)
Sister stationsWHPY-FM
WebsiteWhinRadio.com

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HistoryEdit

Gallatin received its first radio station August 2, 1948, when WHIN went on the air. The 1,000-Watt (daytime) station was owned by Sumner County Broadcasting Company.[2]

Owned at one time by record mogul Randy Wood, the station still serves Sumner County. WHIN was joined by an FM station in December 1960 when 104.5 WFMG came on the air. The FM station has broadcast under many call letters, but probably its most famous days were in the late 1970s and 1980s when it was known as KX (pronounced Kicks) 104, a popular music station that battled with Nashville stations for top audience numbers. During that time, the station was owned by Ron Bledsoe, who for years had commanded CBS Records in Nashville, and who was a former employee of the station in his younger years. In 1984, the station was sold to Jack Williams and Seth (Skip) Sparkman as WHIN, Inc.

WHIN and its translator W264CR were sold in 2016 to Kensington Digital Media, which also owns WHPY-FM in the Nashville radio market, and in the following year it changed format from country music to adult hits. The sale, at a purchase price of $325,000, was consummated on March 30, 2017; both licenses were simultaneously reassigned to Brayden Madison Broadcasting L.L.C., an affiliate of Kensington Digital Media.

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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "WHIN Facility Record". United States Federal Communications Commission, audio division.
  2. ^ "WHIN, 1-KW Daytime Independent, Starts" (PDF). Broadcasting. August 23, 1948. Retrieved 1 January 2015.

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