WTHI-FM
CityTerre Haute, Indiana
Frequency99.9 MHz
BrandingHI-99 WTHI
SloganThe Wabash Valley's Country Station
Programming
FormatCountry
Ownership
OwnerMidwest Communications
(Midwest Communications, Inc.)
WBOW WMGI WWVR WIBQ
History
First air date
October 1948
Call sign meaning
Terre Haute, Indiana
(sometimes interpreted as Tony Hulman Incorportated)
Technical information
Facility ID70652
ClassB
ERP50,000 watts
HAAT149 m
Transmitter coordinates
39°27′57.00″N 87°24′12.00″W / 39.4658333°N 87.4033333°W / 39.4658333; -87.4033333 (WTHI-FM)
Links
Websitewww.hi99.com

WTHI-FM (99.9 FM; "HI-99") is a radio station running a country music format in Terre Haute, Indiana. The station's studios and broadcast tower are located along Ohio Street in downtown Terre Haute. The station is owned by Midwest Communications.[1]

WTHI-FM has led the Terre Haute market ratings for over twenty years. In 2007, the station celebrated 25 years in the country format. Over the years, WTHI has raised more than $1,000,000 for the kids at St. Jude Children's Research Hospital.

WTHI-FM's former studio building, which was shared with sister station WWVR and former sister station WTHI-TV (which was co-owned with WTHI-FM from 1954 to 2005), is being demolished in December 2012 to accommodate parking for a new office building constructed behind the former WTHI building and facing Wabash Avenue.[2] The old building was constructed as a garment factory in 1906, but housed WTHI-FM and WTHI-TV from 1954 to 2012.[3] WTHI-FM and WWVR, which were later joined by new acquisitions WFNF/1130 AM and WFNB/92.7 FM, moved into their new office building in August 2012;[2] this separated the stations from WTHI-TV,[3] which moved to its own new building (at 800 Ohio Street) in October 2012.[2]

References

  1. ^ "FM Query Results -- Audio Division (FCC) USA". FCC.gov. Retrieved March 14, 2017.
  2. ^ a b c Foulkes, Arthur (March 16, 2011). "New three-story office building planned for downtown Terre Haute". Tribune-Star. Retrieved March 21, 2011.
  3. ^ a b Foulkes, Arthur (March 20, 2011). "Downtown progress leading to razing of historic WTHI-TV and radio building". Tribune-Star. Retrieved March 21, 2011.