WHKP CELEBRATES NATIONAL RADIO DAY ON TUESDAY WITH 73 YEARS OF LOCAL BROADCASTING
TODAY IS NATIONAL RADIO DAY
On this day, August 20, we celebrate National Radio Day and we’ll be coming to you on all frequencies. A favorite song. A famous speech. Shocking news that changed the world. Over the years, listeners have experienced all of the above through the advent of the radio. And while the internet plays a huge role in how we listen to people and music these days, the radio is still an enormous part of our national communication.
WHKP RADIO signed on the air on October 24, 1946 as Hendersonville’s very first radio station and only one of the few in all of western north Carolina at that time, with WWNC in Asheville being the first .
WHKP is still the only locally owned broadcast station in Henderson County, and continues to deliver 24-hour broadcasting, both on their 1450 AM frequency and their four-year old FM frequency at 107.7 FM……