FCC grants local station additional frequencies


The number of people listening to Smash Hits WHGM in their cars, phones, laptops, IPads, and desktops is set to grow with the station’s expanding coverage throughout Harford and Cecil Counties. The expansion made possible with the Federal Communications Commission’s approval of additional frequencies for the locally owned and operated station.

“We’re excited that our coverage area will increase to cover more than a half million people across Harford County and Cecil County,” said Jeff Davis, General Manager of WHGM. “Our new signal in Bel Air on 107.5 FM will cover Bel Air to Joppa; Edgewood to Churchville; Fallston to Forest Hill.” Davis said.

WHGM has also received approval for an additional frequency in Chesapeake City/Elkton.

“The new signal in Elkton on 100.5 FM will cover Elkton to Cecilton, North East to Chesapeake City, Middletown, DE to Charlestown, MD.”

Both 107.5 FM and 100.5 FM are expected to launch in October.

“These additional frequencies will allow WHGM to super serve our communities,” said Davis.

WHGM is an adult hits station specializing in 80’s and 90’s hit music, as well as hits from today. WHGM is home to Mallow in the Morning from 6 to 10 a.m. and John Tesh from 10 a.m – 3 p.m. WHGM’s local music show, Smash Hits Homegrown on Wednesday nights 7 to 8 p.m., features local artists and their music. WHGM is the only radio station in Harford & Cecil county that is locally owned and operated. Smash Hits WHGM can also be heard on 104.7 FM Havre de Grace and 100.5 FM in Elkton.



One Comment

  1. I don’t understand why they have to have so many frequencies if it’s going to be the same station with the same music. If I’m driving and lose their signal, I’m not going to keep chasing them on different frequencies just to hear the same song or syndicated show. If they get some local talent throughout the day, maybe I will.


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