WHMI-FM
Broadcast areaBrighton, Michigan
Frequency93.5 MHz
BrandingFM 93.5
Programming
FormatClassic hits
AffiliationsABC News Radio
Ownership
Owner
  • Rodney Krol
  • (Krol Communications Inc.)
History
First air date
September 1, 1977
Call sign meaning
Howell MIchigan
Technical information
Facility ID65917
ClassA
ERP5,200 watts
HAAT108 meters
Transmitter coordinates
42°39′37″N 83°56′23″W / 42.66028°N 83.93972°W / 42.66028; -83.93972
Links
WebcastListen Live
Websitewhmi.com

WHMI-FM (93.5 FM) is a radio station broadcasting from the Howell, Michigan area. The station broadcasts a Classic Hits format with local news, sports, traffic and weather and bills itself as Livingston County's Own. It also airs hourly news updates from ABC News Radio. WHMI is owned by Rodney Krol through licensee Krol Communications Inc.

WHMI-FM studios

History

WHMI began as an AM radio station at 1350 kHz in 1957. The call letters could be said to stand for both "Howell, Michigan" and "Heart of Michigan", a reference to an ad campaign of the late 1950s which promoted Livingston County as a good place to live. An FM signal at 93.5 was added in 1977, simulcasting the AM. Originally, WHMI was a small-town station typical of its era, with adult contemporary/MOR music and a strong news commitment.

The AM signal, which was inferior to the FM signal, was silenced in 1995. Since then WHMI has been solely on FM. During the late 1990s, WHMI's music programming gradually evolved from hot AC into the current "classic hits" format.

In 2001, WHMI moved out of its longtime studios on Grand River Avenue in Howell into a state-of-the-art facility at 1277 Parkway Drive in Genoa Township, Michigan.

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