|City||Bowling Green, Kentucky|
|Broadcast area||~30-mile radius surrounding Bowling Green, Kentucky|
|Frequency||91.7 MHz (FM)|
|Owner||Western Kentucky University|
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WWHR-FM (91.7 FM) is a radio station licensed to Bowling Green, Kentucky, United States, the station serves the Bowling Green, Kentucky area. The station is currently owned by Western Kentucky University.
WWHR-FM signed on in the fall of 1988, under the name New Rock 92 managed by associate professor Bart White. The station served primarily as an academic broadcasting lab housed in the Academic Complex transmitting from the residence hall Pearce-Ford Tower with 100 watts of power. New Rock 92's signal covered a five mile radius.
This would change in 2001 when broadcasting instructor Marjorie Yambor became general manager of the station. Dr. Yambor would transform the simple broadcast lab into a full-fledged competitive station. This began by rebranding the station as Revolution 91.7, along with newly constructed studio spaces, a new tower and a boost in effective radiated power to 1,300 watts, expanding the station's broadcast radius to about thirty miles. Following the transmitter upgrade in 2002, WWHR began a 24-hour programming schedule (with the exception of winter breaks and technical issues)
In 2015, Marjorie Yambor left the position of General Manager. While the University searched for a replacement, broadcasting instructors Victoria LaPoe and Jeanine Cherry fulfilled interim management duties alongside student managers Angela Conway and Taylor Hodgkins overseeing day-to-day operations.
In 2016, former Nashville Public Radio employee Emil Moffat was named General Manager fulfilling the management duties for both WWHR and WKYU-FM.
WWHR switched to a Triple A format in late 2017, coinciding with new on-air branding and an updated logo.
Each year, Revolution 91.7 brings two charity music festivals to Bowling Green. During the fall semester, Revolution 91.7 presents RevFest - an on-campus music festival and competition featuring various musical acts in the community. The station also hosts another festival in the spring known as Mayhem. Unlike RevFest, it is held off-campus and usually features bigger names in the local and regional area as well as a national scale headliner. Many area businesses and organizations also attend featuring booths in support of the event or offering of goods and services.
The programming at Revolution 91.7 is well known for its diversity. Music selections are made by the student operators and directors considering current popular college radio selections as well as local bands and student preferences. In addition to providing music throughout the day, Revolution 91.7 also offers exceptional News and Sports programming along with Student-conceived genre specific specialty shows every evening from 10 pm to Midnight Central Time.
"*" denotes a program returning from the previous year.
In addition to specialty show programming, WWHR also features specialty programming blocks:
Holiday Rotation is also featured during Halloween and the Christmas seasons.
Unlike the station's specialty programming, News and Talk programming is not hosted by the station's regular deejays. These programs are written, produced, and conducted by Broadcasting students of the university as class projects, allowing students of journalism and news to receive hands on experience in program production.