On August 23, 1967, Freed-Hardeman University, then Freed-Hardeman College, established its own radio station, transmitting at a frequency of 91.5 with only a 10 watt signal covering the campus.
WFHC applied for an upgrade from 10 to 3,000 watts in 1979 and the next year it was granted. The transmitter that had been previously used was too small to broadcast at such a power, so construction began on a new tower located in the nearby Freed-Hardeman-owned Mid South Youth Camp. When the tower was completed, it stood 350 feet tall. In 1982 Freed-Hardeman completed what is now the E. Claude Gardner Center, and WFHC was given a large area to move the station, one that allowed for the continual growth in size and quality on the top floor in Room 303.
In November of 1999 WFHC began operating 24 hours a day. This was a change from the 6:00am sign on and 12:00pm sign off of the radio station. Also in 1999 WFHC was approved to upgrade the transmitting power again, this time from 3,000 to 10,500 watts. After hard, dedicated work by our staff and very generous donations, 91-FIVE was able to purchase the new transmitter and signed on the air in May 2000 with a much stronger signal...a 10,500 watt signal reaching 11 counties in Southwest Tennessee and Northeast Mississippi.
In the Summer of 2000, Henderson lost their local radio station, WHHM, which, was bought out by a Media Group and moved their studios to Jackson, TN. WFHC became the only radio station serving Henderson and Chester County.
On July 7, 2005 WFHC changed call signs and officially became licensed as WFHU.
On February 16, 2009 WFHU changed its name from, "91-FIVE, The Lion" to "FM91" The format changed from Rock and Jazz to a mix of Adult Contemporary Hits from the 80's, 90's and Today!
In 2015, FM91 changed its name to 91.5 the Lion.
158 East Main Street
Henderson, TN 38340
FHU / Dickson
FHU / Memphis
5565 Shelby Oaks Drive
Memphis, TN 38134
855 Highway 46 South
Dickson, TN 37055
Don't worry. We'll walk you through the entire process. Apply now for free and then schedule a campus visit to experience something that pictures just can't capture.
Whether you're just beginning your college journey or seeking your doctorate, take your next step here.
Take advantage of the tight-knit community and unique opportunities by finding the club or organization where you will belong.
Getting Married? Land a new job or position? Becoming a new parent? Your FHU family wants to brag about it!
You help change the world when you invest in the lives of young people. You can make a difference today with your gift.
FHU has a history of talented student athletes and coaches who have helped make FHU Athletics what they are today. Check out who these students are and what accomplishments they've made. Know someone who deserves to be in the Hall of Fame? Use the nomination form below to tell us about it.
Schedule your campus visit today, and see why Freed-Hardeman University is right for you.
Copyright © 2019 Freed-Hardeman University. All rights reserved.