WHFS gone

It sounds like WHFS has turned into a spanish-language music station. Indeed, a trip to www.whfs.com turns up this. Here’s a news story from Billboard. I enjoyed listening to Loveline on WHFS, even if I didn’t listen to the station that much otherwise. And HFS has brought a lot of kick-ass concerts to the DC-Baltimore area. So, what now? Will a new station spring up to fill the void Infinity left by pulling the plug on WHFS? Will college radio stations like UMD‘s WMUC improve their signal strengths and attract new listeners? And will there now be a dearth of concerts in the area?

That said, may El Zol do a good job in providing radio to the many under-served spanish-speaking residents of greater DC.

3 Comments so far

  1. Myren (unregistered) on January 12th, 2005 @ 2:59 pm

    WMUC will not be granted a license for more broadcasting power or to broadcast from a Not-Shitty place. we border some other 88.1; moving us out of the tiny valley we currently cover would permit interference. wmuc desperately needs a 50watt license and a new site license for someplace on one of the high rises in North Campus, but its never going to fucking happen.

    although this is certainly very very good claim materials for change.


  2. Maggie (unregistered) on January 13th, 2005 @ 8:28 am

    My entire teenage-hood vanished in the blink of an eye… it’s so depressing. I know not what to say. What’s going to happen to the HFStival? How is the area going to attract large amounts of big-name bands in the same day?

    Also, as a UM student, I wish WMUC would get a better signal too, but I know how the university runs… alas.


  3. xantha (unregistered) on January 13th, 2005 @ 9:44 am

    I heard a rumor that they were going to still try to put on the HFStival (no idea how the heck they plan to be able to do that). I also heard a rumor that someone had picked up some frequency+site liceense around z93 and WKYS and were going to try to start another “alternative” station.

    Rumors, rumors.



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