WHGM
CityHavre De Grace, Maryland
Broadcast areaNortheastern Maryland, Northern Delaware, Dover, Bel Air, Baltimore
Frequency1330 kHz
BrandingWHGM Gold 100.5, 104.7, 107.5 FM & 1330 AM
SloganThe Greatest Hits of the 60s, 70s and More
Programming
FormatOldies/Classic hits
Ownership
OwnerMaryland Media One, LLC
History
First air date
May 15, 1948 (1948-05-15) (as WASA)
Former call signs
WASA (1948–2000)
WJSS (2000–2014)
Call sign meaning
Wonderful Havre De Grace, Maryland
Technical information
Facility ID35120
ClassD
Power5,000 watts day
23 watts night
Transmitter coordinates
39°33′55.00″N 76°7′8.00″W / 39.5652778°N 76.1188889°W / 39.5652778; -76.1188889Coordinates: 39°33′55.00″N 76°7′8.00″W / 39.5652778°N 76.1188889°W / 39.5652778; -76.1188889
Translator(s)See § Translators
Links
WebcastListen Live
WebsiteWHGM Gold

WHGM (1330 AM) is a radio station broadcasting an Oldies/Classic Hits format. Licensed to Havre De Grace, Maryland, United States, its daylight signal covers from the Eastern Baltimore area, including Towson and Bel Air to Elkton and Newark. The station is owned by Maryland Media One, LLC.

The station began broadcasting on May 15, 1948, owned by Jason & Virginia Pate of Havre de Grace. After WWII, Mr. Pate applied for the first radio license in Havre de Grace. The station later began broadcasting on FM as WHDG which in the late 1980s, was sold to Delmarva Broadcasting.

The station broadcasts with an omni-directional signal 24- hours-a-day. Studios are in the Arts & Entertainment district of Havre De Grace at 331 North Union Avenue.

Long-time Baltimore television personality Royal Parker began his broadcasting career on the station in the 1940s, when it was WASA, hosting a music program called the Royal Record Review.[1]

On June 6, 2016, WHGM changed its format to adult hits, branded as "Smash Hits WHGM", it also broadcasts on FM translators W263CQ 100.5 FM Chesapeake City, Maryland; W284BE 104.7 FM Havre de Grace, Maryland; and W298CG 107.5 FM Bel Air, Maryland.

In late 2018 or early 2019, WHGM dropped the "Smash Hits" branding and rebranded as "WHGM Gold" and changed its format from adult hits to an Oldies/Classic hits format playing music from the '60s, '70s and '80s.

Translators

Broadcast translators of WHGM
Call sign Frequency
(MHz)
City of license Facility
ID
ERP
(W)
Height
(m (ft))
Class Transmitter coordinates FCC info
W298CG 107.5 Bel Air, Maryland 86135 250 53 m (174 ft) D 39°32′5.20″N 76°20′55.70″W / 39.5347778°N 76.3488056°W / 39.5347778; -76.3488056 (W298CG) FCC LMS
W263CQ 100.5 Chesapeake City, Maryland 154145 99 97 m (318 ft) D 39°32′0.60″N 75°49′12.20″W / 39.5335000°N 75.8200556°W / 39.5335000; -75.8200556 (W263CQ) FCC LMS
W284BE 104.7 Havre De Grace, Maryland 146400 250 160 m (520 ft) D 39°33′52.00″N 76°6.00′7.00″W / 39.5644444°N 76.1019444°W / 39.5644444; -76.1019444 (W284BE) FCC LMS

Previous Logos

(Previous Logo under SMASH Hits branding)

References

  1. ^ Olesker, Michael (May 20, 2008). "Here's a Royal cheer for a charitable guy". The Baltimore Examiner. p. 6.