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is a talk radio station in the Huntington, West Virginia
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market. Its offerings are similar to other news talk stations owned by Clear Channel Communications
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, as it is the home for Glenn Beck
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, Rush Limbaugh
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and Sean Hannity
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. The station also carries live play-by-play of Cincinnati Reds
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and the Cincinnati Bengals
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Previously, rival station WRVC
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, carried the Reds and Limbaugh, until Clear Channel acquired the station and moved the programming. WVHU is simulcasted on WZZW, located to the east in Milton, West Virginia
Milton is a town in Cabell County, West Virginia, United States. The population was 2,206 at the 2000 census.Milton is a part of the Huntington-Ashland, WV-KY-OH Metropolitan Statistical Area . As of the 2000 census, the MSA had a population of 288,649...
and covering the Teays Valley area. This gives the station the range of a more powerful station. Previously it was also simulcasted on WIRO located to the west, but this station was dropped on April 6, 2009.
In recent years the station has led the market in AM radio listenership.
Prior to adapting a news-talk format, WVHU used the callsign WKEE (which is used by an FM station in Huntington) and featured a Top 40 music format. With its daytime signal extending beyond the Tri-State region centered around Huntington-Ashland-Ironton, the former WKEE was the major Top 40 station for Eastern Kentucky, Southern Ohio, and Northern West Virginia. Its slogan during that era was "the Tri State's Friendly Giant."