WRHC
Simulcasts WWFE Miami
Broadcast areaMiami metropolitan area
Frequency1550 kHz
BrandingLa Nueva Poderosa
Programming
FormatSpanish language talk radio
Ownership
Owner
History
Former call signs
WRIZ
Call sign meaning
Radio
Habana
Cuba
Technical information
Facility ID73945
ClassB
Power10,000 watts day
500 watts night
Transmitter coordinates
25°39′2″N 80°9′36″W / 25.65056°N 80.16000°W / 25.65056; -80.16000 (day)
25°44′36″N 80°18′52″W / 25.74333°N 80.31444°W / 25.74333; -80.31444 (night)
Translator(s)98.7 W254DV (Miami)
Links
WebcastListen Live
Websitelapoderosa.com

WRHC (1550 kHz) is an AM radio station with a Spanish language talk radio format, simulcasting WWFE. Licensed to serve Coral Gables, Florida, United States, the station reaches the Miami metropolitan area. The station is currently owned by Salem Media Group.[1]

The station's name and broadcast callsign are an homage to the former Cuban radio network, RHC-Cadena Azul, which operated from 1939 until 1954.[2]

Previously known as WRIZ until 1985, the station had a phased array of four radio towers in Stiltsville south of Key Biscayne from 1967 to 1990.[3] Because salt water is highly conductive, it makes an excellent ground plane for signals in the mediumwave radio band, allowing the station to travel farther on the same power, although this station's purpose was to put a strong signal across Miami while minimizing its signal toward the Bahamas Islands and a station on 1540.. As with all medium-frequency stations, the towers themselves were mast radiators, connected to the transmitter shack via transmission lines, held in this case a few feet above the water line by pilings.

Former logo

References

  1. ^ "WRHC Facility Record". United States Federal Communications Commission, audio division.
  2. ^ "Acerca de". WRHC Cadena Azul.
  3. ^ "Save Old Stiltsville". stiltsville.org. Archived from the original on 7 March 2001. Retrieved 14 January 2022.