Changes at WHMP
A Joseph Ross
Sat Sep 22 23:56:33 EDT 2018
From my hotel in Hadley, I found that I can't pick up WHMQ Greenfield,
but I can pick up both 101.5 and 107.5, as well as the original WHMP
1400 in Northampton. The usual liner is WHMP 101,5 and 107. I didn't
listen long enough to hear a legal iD. I did hear one, presumably
recorded, announcement that referred to WHMP at 96.9 FM, so I assume the
change was fairly recent.
anyone know or will hazard a guess as to why they didn't keep the
Northampton translator on 96.9 and just put Pure Oldies on 101.7?
On 9/22/2018 12:38 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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