About Us

South Carolina’s Six-Time Radio Station of the Year Voice of York County since 1944

HISTORY

WRHI is one of the nation’s pioneers in Radio broadcasting, leading the way with local innovative promotions, unique community based programming and cutting-edge technology.  In the 1990s, WRHI became one of the earliest to stream Radio on the internet and in 2007 revolutionized AM radio as the first station in America to broadcast on an FMtranslator. Now in our 69th year in business, WRHI  has become more  relevant than ever.

Over the past decade, WRHI has expanded listener coverage and community service throughout the Tri-county area and is recognized as South Carolina’s most honored  Radio station with 80 State Broadcasting Awards (SCBA).  WRHI has also been selected as the Palmetto State’s Radio Station of the Year, in 6 of the last 9 years.  2011 saw WRHI receive the coveted NAB Crystal Award, naming WRHI one of the top 10 radio stations in the nation. In addition, Radio Ink magazine named WRHI as one  of America’s Top Eight Broadcasters for 2009. WRHI’s philosophy is simple:  Give listeners the BEST…the BEST news and information…plus the BEST promotions and sports…and the advertisers will have the BEST vehicle to market their products.

NEWS

Affiliated with the world’s largest Radio networks, Fox & ABC, and statewide South Carolina Radio Network, WRHI’s local news department routinely covers news conferences, school board, city and county council meetings, and is always talking with newsmakers. In recent years our broadcasting peers in the TV and Radio News Directors Association of the Carolinas have selected WRHI’s news and weather team as the “Best in the Carolinas”.  WRHI received an unprecedented 8 out of 10 awards from the Association.

TALK

Weekdays on WRHI begin at 5:30am with “Palmetto Mornings” featuring the tri-county’s favorite broadcast team with hosts Chuck Boozer & Freddi Hammer;  sports with 4- Time (2013, 2012, 2011, 2010) South Carolina Sportscaster of the Year Chris Miller, and award winning news with 2007 and 2013 South Carolina News Reporter of the Year Mike Crowder. From 10 AM to Noon, talk-show host Mike Gallagher discusses current events. The Mike Huckabee Report along with 2013 South Carolina Radio Show of the Year, Straight Talk with Manning Kimmel spotlight the noon hour.  From 1 to 3 PM, Governor Mike Huckabee is on WRHI and from 3 to 6 PM Sean Hannity rules the airwaves.  2010 and 2012 South Carolina News Reporter of the Year, Andrew Kiel hosts Your Evening Report with a full recap of the days news. Evenings on WRHI start with the Channel 9 news and ABC’s World News followed by Dave Ramsey’s personal finances call-in talk show.  Overnight sports fans are treated to ESPN Sports.

SPORTS

WRHI live coverage includes Clemson football and basketball, Northwestern, Fort Mill, Clover, Nation Ford, Rock Hill and South Pointe HS football and basketball, and Winthrop University basketball.

INTERNET

WRHI augments its programming with an informative user-friendly website.  Along with live audio streaming at WRHI.com, the new design features audio content from original WRHI programming,
organized into individual blogs for easy browsing, selection, and listening.

CREATIVE PRODUCTION

WRHI’s advertisers have come to expect the best in on-air product presentation. Staffed by the area’s most recognized voices and supported by talented award-winning writers and producers, WRHI’s commercials are designed to attract consumers and bring results to our dedicated advertising base. At the most recent South Carolina Broadcaster’s convention, WRHI won an unprecedented five state awards for advertising production excellence!

PROMOTIONS

The BEST in programming attracts the BEST consumer audiences, and that’s exactly   what WRHI’s advertisers get every day !!  WRHI has long been THE innovative advertising medium in the Tri-County offering its advertisers many on-air vehicles in which to promote their products & services. Whether its individual program sponsorships or one of the station’s signature promotions, advertisers can be sure their message is heard LOUD and CLEAR on WRHI AM-1340, FM-94.3 & worldwide @ WRHI.com.