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Whmp
WHMP
WHNP
WHMQ
Frequency 1400AM (kHz)
1600AM (kHz)
1240AM (kHz)
City
Market Pioneer Valley, Massachusetts
Branding
Owner Saga Communications
Power see below
Slogan
Airdate
Format launch
Format dropped
Sister stations
Website whmp.com
Webcast


WHMP (1400AM) is a news/talk-formatted radio station licensed to Northampton, Massachusetts, serving the Pioneer Valley area via three AM signals and an FM translator. The stationss are owned by Saga Communications.

The station simulcasts on the following signals:

Station Frequency City Area served Power
WHMP 1400AM Northampton, Massachusetts Northampton, Amherst 1,000 watts
WHNP 1600AM East Longmeadow, Massachusetts Springfield 2,500 watts
WHMQ 1240AM Greenfield, Massachusetts Greenfield 1,000 watts
W245BK-FM 96.9FM Amherst Northampton and Amherst 88 watts


Progressive talk programmingEdit

The three stations carry a full-time progressive talk format, with both syndicated and local hosts, including Stephanie Miller, Ed Schultz, Thom Hartmann, Rachel Maddow, Ron Kuby and Alan Colmes.

HistoryEdit

WHNP and WHMQ previously simulcast sister FM stations. WHNP was a simulcast of WAQY-FM (as WAQY, WMRE, and WPNT) until 2000 (it carried a promotional loop for Six Flags New England for several months after dropping the WAQY simulcast), while WHMQ repeated WHAI-FM (as WHAI) until 2001.

RatingsEdit

For Springfield, Massachusetts:

SP04 SU04 FA04 WI05 SP05 SU05
1.6 1.5 0.8 NA 1.6

NOTE: All subsequent ratings reports for the market have been embargoed by Arbitron.

Italics denote ratings under previous format

Source: Arbitron

External linksEdit


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