WHPI

Infobox Radio station
name = WHPI


city = Glasford, Illinois
area =
branding = "Hippie Radio 101.1"
slogan = "Radio for Baby Boomers"
airdate = 1999
frequency = 101.1 MHz
format = Oldies
erp = 3,300 watts
haat = 137 m
class = A
facility_id = 78165
coordinates = coord|40|39|0.1|N|89|46|46.4|W|display=inline,title|region:US|name=WHPI tower
callsign_meaning = Hippie
former_callsigns = WXMP (September 2006-September 2007)
WVEL-FM (2004-2006)
WPPY (2000-2004)
WRVP (1999-2000)
WBDM (1998-1999)cite web
url = http://www.fccinfo.com/CMDProEngine.php?sCurrentService=FM&tabSearchType=Appl&sAppIDNumber=400042
title = WHPI(FM)
work = FCCInfo.com
publisher = Cavell Mertz & Associates, Inc.
date = 2007-09-21
accessdate = 2007-09-24
]
owner = Independence Media Holdings
licensee = IM IL Licenses LLC
sister_stations = 96.5 WZPN
98.5 WPIA
99.9 WWCT
webcast = [http://wm-eon.vitalstreamcdn.com/live_eonwmss_vitalstream_com_mos-independence-wxmp-fm-fast1?WMNoDataTimeout=10000]
website = [http://www.myhippie.com/ www.myhippie.com] (see also external links)
affiliations = Hippie Radio

WHPI (101.1 FM, "Hippie Radio 101.1") is a radio station for Glasford, Illinois in the Peoria, Illinois radio market. The station plays music from the years 1964 to 1973,cite web
url=http://www.myhippie.com/aboutus.html
title=About Us
work=Hippie Radio 101.1
date=2007-09-18
accessdate=2007-09-24
] primarily the syndicated Hippie Radio oldies format. WHPI will also begin airing Peoria Rivermen hockey games for the 2008-09 season.

History

The 101.1 MHz frequency was assigned to Glasford, Illinois in the late 1990s by the FCC, and a license was issued soon after.fact|date=September 2007 The original license callsign was WBDM. The call lsign was changed to WRVP on 1999-07-13cite web
url = http://www.fccinfo.com/CMDProEngine.php?sCurrentService=FM&tabSearchType=Appl&sAppIDNumber=1178058
title = WPIA(FM)
work = FCCInfo.com
publisher = Cavell Mertz & Associates, Inc.
date = 2007-09-04
accessdate = 2007-09-08
] and the station used the nickname "101.1 The River".fact|date=September 2007 The River was born as an AC station and was attempting to compete with heritage 50 kW signal WSWT. This did not last long, as just several months later the plug was pulled in favor of a simulcast of sister station 98.5. "98.5 & 101.1 The Party".fact|date=September 2007 98.5 WPPY and 101.1 swapped callsigns on 2000-07-27.

In 2004, 101.1 began simulcasting the Pekin, Illinois station WVEL (AM), which has long suffered from a weak signal outside of Pekin,fact|date=September 2007 and on 2004-03-04, 101.1 dropped the WRVP callsign and became WVEL-FM.

In September 2006 as part of a massive station sale between multiple Peoria groups, Regent sold 101.1 to newly formed Independence Media. 105.7FM was being sold from AAA Entertainment to Regent, and Regent indicated it did not want the Hot AC format currently on the signal. On 2006-09-26, "Mix 105.7" (WXMP) and its format moved to the weaker 101.1 and changed its name to "Mix 101.1" when the WIXO callsign and its "99X Rocks" format moved from 99.9 to 105.7.

At midnight on the morning of 2007-09-19, the station changed its its branding to "Hippie Radio 101.1".cite web
url = http://radioinsight.com/boards/index.php?t=rview&th=12513
title = Now Playing in Peoria!
author = Workin4ThaMan
date = 2007-09-19
work = RadioInsight.com
quote = "HIPPIE RADIO," as INDEPENDENCE MEDIA HOT AC WXMP (Mix 101.1) / PEORIA spins the format wheel to Oldies as Hippie Radio 101.1, as of about 90 minutes ago (Midnight, 9/19). No indication, officially, of new call letters - although an Illinois media messageboard lists WHPI as the new calls
] The callsign was changed to WHPI to match the name.

References

External links

* http://www.myhippie.com/ — official radio station sitecite web
url = http://pog629.blogspot.com/2007/09/hippie-radio.html
title = Hippie Radio..
author = POG629
authorlink =
work = Blogger
date = 2007-09-18
accessdate= 2007-09-24
]
* http://www.hippieradio.net/ — official site for national format syndication
* [http://www.mixpeoria.com/ Mix 101.1] — old official website; still has live radio feed and other information
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