After many years of planning, WHQR has now officially signed on its new Myrtle Beach transmitter. The new signal at 98.9 FM will rebroadcast WHQR's main FM channel.
Located in the heart of downtown, the new signal is in FCC terms a translator, a signal of lower power compared to our main 100,000-watt signal from Brunswick County. The main signal can be pickup down to parts of North Myrtle Beach (depending on your radio) but not into Myrtle Beach for most people. The new 98.9 signal is expected to bring WHQR's award-winning local programs to an additional 80,000 to 100,000 people in the Grand Strand.
This new service will increase WHQR's potential listening audience by 20 to 25% -- a major step forward for us in years to come. We are very grateful for the generosity of some long-time friends of WHQR who made special gifts to us in 2011 to make this day possible.
If you live, work or just pass through Myrtle Beach, we'd like to hear your reports on how well you hear the new signal. Please send us a report to firstname.lastname@example.org, or call our Feedback line at 910-292-WHQR (9477). Tell us when and where you heard 98.9, how it sounded, or any other information that will help us make sure the new signal is performing optimally.
Welcome Grand Strand!