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City of license Champaign, Illinois
Broadcast area Bloomington, Champaign
Frequency 97.5 MHz
First air date 1949
Format Adult Contemporary
Audience share 6.4 (Fa'04, R&R[1])
ERP 50,000 watts
HAAT 109.0 meters
Class B
Facility ID 14962
Transmitter coordinates
Callsign meaning Helen M. Stevick Note: original[2]
Former callsigns WDWS-FM (1949-1988)
Owner Professional Impressions Media Group
(D.W.S., Inc.)
Sister stations WDWS, WKIO
Webcast Listen Live

WHMS-FM, 97.5 MHz, is a Soft Adult Contemporary formatted radio station in Champaign, Illinois. The station is owned owned by Professional Impressions Media Group along with The News-Gazette, the primary newspaper in the Champaign-Urbana area. The station slogan is "Lite Rock 97.5," and the station has an output power of 50 kW. WHMS-FM serves both the Champaign-Urbana, and Danville markets in East Central Illinois.

WHMS was founded in 1949 as WDWS-FM, a sister station to WDWS. It was renamed WHMS in 1988 in honor of Helen M. Stevick, longtime publisher of the News-Gazette.

Along with its sister station WDWS, WHMS has been the longtime broadcaster of the Illinois Fighting Illini, simulcasting all Illini football and men's basketball games.

The station carries the popular Love Songs with Delilah program weeknights, hosted by Delilah Rene.


  1. ^ "Champaign Market Ratings".  
  2. ^ "Call Letter Origins". Radio History on the Web. 

External links

  • WHMS-FM 97.5
  • Query the FCC's FM station database for WHMS
  • Radio-Locator information on WHMS
  • Query Nielsen Audio's FM station database for WHMS
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