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The Essentials

Call Letters: WHHH
Frequency: 96.3fm
City of License: Indianapolis
Metro(s): Indianapolis
Power: 3300 watts @ 285 feet (Class A)
Format: Rhythmic CHR
Address: 21 E. St. Joseph's Street, Indianapolis, IN 46204-1025
Phone: 317.293.9600
Ownership: Radio One, Inc.
Web Presence: http://hot963.com

Station Personnel

Current

Market Manager/GM: Deon Levingston (June 2002 - October 2004; March 2016 - Current) (From GM of WLIB(AM) and WBLS-FM in New York, New York)
Chief Engineer: John Takach
Director of Sales: Ian Banks
GSM: Katy Knerr (February 2010 - Current)
SM: Chuck Cunningham
PD: Karen Vaughn (January 2015 - Current) (Also PD/afternoons at WTLC-FM)
Production Director: Ed Montgomery
Mornings: Rickey Smiley ("The Rickey Smiley Morning Show") (6am - 10am) (2016 - Current)
Middays: Brian James (10am - 3pm)
Afternoons: Keisha Nicole (3pm - 7pm) (From Afternoons at WGZB-FM)
Nights: B Swift (7pm - 12am)
Overnights: Eliott King (12am - 6am)

Former

VP/GM: Charles Williams (February 2005 - 2016) (From VP/GM of WNND in Chicago, Illinois)
GM: Bill Shirk
Chief Engineer: Don Payne (Deceased 12 December 2010)
OM/PD: Brian Wallace (June 2001 - ?)
PD: Scott Wheeler (October 1991 - May 2001)
PD: Leo Baldwin (November 14, 2011 - ?) (From PD at WRDW in Philadephia, Pennsylvania) (Now OM for the Palm Beach Broadcasting group of radio stations in West Palm Beach, Florida)
MD: Carl Frye
MD: Liz Dixson (Now Afternoons as "Faith Dixson" on WTLC(AM))
MD: DJ Wrekk 1 (Now PD at WMXB in West Palm Beach, Florida)
Imaging Director: Kenny Jones
Imaging Director: Jay Rio
Promotions Director: Dave Taylor (August 2000 - September 2001) (From WILZ/WKQZ/WYLZ in Saginaw, Michigan) (Now Promotions Director at WAFX in Suffolk, Virginia)
Promotions Director: Chris Schneider (March 2000 - August 2000)
Promotions Director: Brett Bowman (March 2000 - August 2000)
Promotions Director: Allan Haw (1993 - 1997) (Now middays at WRZQ)
Mornings: Cris Conner (6am - 10am)
Mornings: Russ Parr ("The Russ Parr Morning Show") (6am - 10am) (? - 2015) (Syndicated from WKYS in Washington, DC)
Middays: Scott Wheeler (10am - 3pm) (? - May 2001)
Middays: Liz Dixson (10am - 2pm) (Now Afternoons as "Faith Dixson" on WTLC(AM))
Middays: JJ (10am - 2pm)
Middays: Jaquay Bangs ("Broadway Quay") (10am - 2pm) (Now PD at KFYV in Oxnard, California)
Middays: DJ Wrekk 1 (10am - 2pm) (Now PD at WMXB in West Palm Beach, Florida)
Afternoons: Kenny Jones (2pm - 6pm)
Afternoons: Bill Shirk (3pm - 6pm)
Afternoons: Jay Rio (2pm - 6pm)
Nights: "The Hawk" (6pm - 12am)
Nights: Amp Harris (6pm - 10pm (From WTLC-FM)
Overnights: Kyle Street (2am - 6am) (? - August 2004) (Now overnights/weekends at WGCI in Chicago, Illinois)
Overnights: R.J. Miles (12am - 6am)
Overnights: Mic P (2am - 5am)
Overnights: Deacon (2am - 6am)
Overnights: EKlass (2am - 6am) (Now nights at WRWM)
Weekends: John Mills (? - September 2000) (Now weekends at WZPL)

Station History

96.3fm signed on at 6:00am on October 28, 1991. To earn the CP, in March 1991, Bill Shirk bought out the other ten contendors for $589,750. He received FCC approval in July. In March 2000, Shirk, Inc. sold WHHH (along with its sister stations) to Radio One, Inc. for $40 million.

For Further Reading...

Garmel, Marion. "Shirk puts FM outlet on the air." Indianapolis News. 30 October 1991. Page B01.
Trigoboff, Dan. "Clear Channel all spun out." Broadcasting & Cable. March 20, 2000. Page 28.


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