Changes at WHMP

Bob Nelson
Sat Sep 22 08:06:53 EDT 2018

I think a repeater can translate an HD channel. Here in Boston the 106.1
translator for WRCA 1330 was doing Irish 96.9 (WBQT HD 2) and admittedly
the AM was, too, for awhile before Bloomberg. But
I  think I read a repeater on FM could just simulcast an HD station.

The website for WHMP says 101.5 and 107.5 FM/ 1240 and 1400 AM

Fybush's column from Jan of 2017 said "the addition of an FM translator to
WHNP 1600 will bring a flip to a music format". Radio-locator and wikipedia
now say that WHNP 1600  Longmeadow is now WLZX. Clicking on
the WHNP (now WLZX -AM-) link on radio-locator leads one to WLZX "Lazer
99.3" FM

On Sat, Sep 22, 2018 at 2:21 AM A Joseph Ross <> wrote:

> I'm in the Amherst area for a few days, and I was surprised to find that
> 96.9 FM is no longer the FM repeater for WHMP.  It's now "Pure Oldies
> 96.9," with oldies from the 1950s and 1960s.  The ads seem to be local
> ads, and the only legal ID, or mention of call letters at all, is
> "WLZX-FMHD3."  I didn't know a repeater could be used to relay the
> programming of an HD3 channel.  WLDX is at FM 99.3, but I've been
> enjoying Pure Oldies so much that I haven't checked to see what they are
> doing.
> The WHMP website indicates that they are now on FM at 101.5 in
> Northampton and 107.5 in Greenfield, which I also haven't checked. It
> also says that they are on AM at 1240 and 1400.  This apparently means
> that they still have WHMQ in Greenfield, but have eliminated their
> Springfield relay, which I believe was called WHNP.
> Both WHMP and WLZX are owned by Saga Communications.
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