WHKY Radio (AM 1290) is a 50,000 watt station broadcasting a News & TalkRadio Format and serves the Greater Hickory (NC) Metro.
WHKY-DTV is a Independent station serving the Charlotte TV Market (DMA # 24) broadcasting in a Standard Definition Digtial TV format on 14.1
All were the first stations in Hickory, NC and between Charlotte and Asheville, NC at the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains. Founded in 1939 by Edmund S. Long the stations are still locally owned and operated by the Long Family as Long Communications, LLC.
WHKY Radio Broadcast Data:
WHKY Radio signed on June 10, 1940 and is located at 1290 on the AM Radio
Format: News/Talk with emphasis on local news, sports and information.
Hours of Operation: 24 hours a day, 7 days a week
Power: 50,000 watts directional daytime,
1,000 watts directional nighttime.
Transmitter Coordinates: Longitude North 35 43 42, Latitude West 81 17 54
WHKY-DTV Broadcast Data:
WHKY-TV signed on February 14, 1968. Analog service ended on February 14, 2009.
WHKY-DTV now broadcast exclusively on Digital Television channel 14.1 in a Standard Definition format.
Local News: Weeknights 5:30pm & 10:00pm (1/2 Hour)
Hours of Operation: 24 hours, 7 days a week
Power: 600,000 Watts Effective Radiated Power, Stereo & SAP Audio
Transmitter Coordinates: Longitude North 35 43 57, Latitude West 81 19 52
Antenna Height: 487 Feet HAAT
526 Main Avenue, SE
Hickory, NC 28602
P.O. Box 1059
Hickory, NC 28603-1059
Offices (828) 322-1290
Live Local Program Phones:
*Radio Local Talk Shows (828) 327-WHKY (9459)
*TV Live Shows (828) 485-5555
* Must call when programs are Live on-air