City Joliet, Illinois
Broadcast area Chicago market
Branding WWHN 1510 AM
Slogan "The Gospel Station"
Frequency 1510 kHz
Repeater(s) 88.9 MHz (WWHN-FM)
First air date April 10, 1964[1]
Format Urban Contemporary Gospel
Power AM: 1,000 Watts (Daytime)
600 Watts (Critical hours)
Off the air (Nighttime)
ERP FM: 100 watts
HAAT FM: 28 meters (92 ft)
Class AM: D
Facility ID 26465
Former callsigns WJRC (1964-1987)[2][3]
Owner Hawkins Broadcasting Company
Website https://sites.google.com/site/thegospelstation1510am/

WWHN is a radio station licensed in Joliet, Illinois serving the Chicago metropolitan area with an urban contemporary gospel format. It operates on AM frequency 1510 kHz and is under ownership of Hawkins Broadcasting Company.[4] Because it shares the same frequency as "clear channel" station WLAC in Nashville, Tennessee, WWHN operates during the Daytime hours only.

The station is simulcast on 88.9 WWHN-FM, licensed to Irondale, Illinois, and serving Chicago's Far Southeast Side and parts of Northwest Indiana.[5]


The station first began broadcasting on April 10, 1964 as WJRC.[1] As WJRC the station aired a number of formats including Adult contemporary.[6] The station's callsign was changed to WWHN on September 14, 1987.[3] In April 1988, WWHN was purchased by Raymond and Tornelia Hawkins.[7] The station then aired a Oldies format, before adopting its current Gospel format in 1990.[8][7]


  1. 1 2 1971 Broadcasting Yearbook, Broadcasting, 1971. p. B-64. Retrieved August 8, 2018.
  2. History Cards for WWHN, fcc.gov. Retrieved August 8, 2018.
  3. 1 2 Call Sign History fcc.gov. Retrieved August 8, 2018.
  4. WWHN fcc.gov. Accessed January 1, 2014
  5. WWHN-FM 88.9 MHz, radio-locator.com. Retrieved August 8, 2018.
  6. "Stations, everywhere: a listeners' guide to the AM and FM bands", Chicago Tribune Magazine. March 4, 1979. Retrieved August 8, 2018.
  7. 1 2 Weaver, Maurice. "Radio From The `Bank`", Chicago Tribune. September 15, 1992. Retrieved August 9, 2018.
  8. Chicagoland Radio Stations Dialog Magazine. October 1989. (p. 3) Accessed January 7, 2014.

Coordinates: 41°30′50″N 88°03′10″W / 41.51389°N 88.05278°W / 41.51389; -88.05278

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