WHFX
WHFX logo.png
Broadcast areaBrunswick, Georgia
Frequency107.7 MHz
BrandingSolid Rock 107.7 The Fox
Programming
FormatClassic rock
Ownership
Owner
WBGA, WGIG, WQGA, WYNR
History
First air date
September 9, 1991; 30 years ago (1991-09-09) (as WYNR)
Former call signs
WYNR (1991–2002)
WBGA (2002–2005)
Technical information
Facility ID63431
ClassC2
ERP50,000 watts
HAAT147 meters (482 ft)
Transmitter coordinates
31°10′9.00″N 81°32′14.00″W / 31.1691667°N 81.5372222°W / 31.1691667; -81.5372222
Links
WebcastListen Live
Website1077thefox.iheart.com

WHFX (107.7 FM) is a radio station broadcasting a classic rock format. Licensed to Darien, Georgia, United States, the station serves the Brunswick area. The station is owned by iHeartMedia, Inc., through licensee iHM Licenses, LLC.[1]

History

The station went on the air as WYNR on September 9, 1991. On October 8, 2002, the station changed its call sign to WBGA, and on April 4, 2005, to the current WHFX.[2]

On May 15, 2014, Qantum Communications announced that it would sell its 29 stations, including WHFX, to Clear Channel Communications (now iHeartMedia), in a transaction connected to Clear Channel's sale of WALK AM-FM in Patchogue, New York to Connoisseur Media via Qantum.[3] The transaction was consummated on September 9, 2014.

On October 29, 2018, it was announced that, as iHeartMedia would lose its grandfathered ownership limits in the Brunswick and Grand Forks markets as part of its bankruptcy restructuring, the company would place KSNR and WHFX into the newly formed Sun & Snow Station Trust, under the oversight of former Backyard Broadcasting CEO Barry Drake, as preparation for an eventual sale of the signals.[4] However, iHeartMedia was able to take WHFX back from the trust on September 3, 2019, due to sister station WSOL-FM (serving the adjacent Jacksonville market) changing its city of license to Yulee, Florida.[5]

References

  1. ^ "WHFX Facility Record". United States Federal Communications Commission, audio division.
  2. ^ "WHFX Call Sign History". United States Federal Communications Commission, audio division.
  3. ^ Venta, Lance (May 15, 2014). "Qantum Sells To Clear Channel; Connoisseur Expands In Long Island". RadioInsight. Retrieved May 15, 2014.
  4. ^ iHeartMedia Moves Divestiture Trusts To New Trustee; Adds Two Stations
  5. ^ Station Sales Week Of 7/19: iHeart Reclaims WHFX From Trust