Radio Station Information

The River 105.9

WHCN 105.9 FM

Hartford's Variety: The 70s, 80s & 90s!

City of License:
Hartford, CT

Hot AC

Hartford, CT

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iHeartMedia (Capstar Tx, LLC)

10 Columbus Blvd
Hartford, CT 06106


WHCN is an FM radio station broadcasting at 105.9 MHz. The station is licensed to Hartford, CT and is part of that radio market. The station broadcasts Hot AC music programming and goes by the name "The River 105.9" on the air with the slogan "Hartford's Variety: The 70s, 80s & 90s!". WHCN is owned by iHeartMedia.

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Most Played Artist

The Rolling Stones, The Eagles, Bon Jovi, Billy Joel, U2, Fleetwood Mac, Aerosmith, Journey, Elton John, Boston, Queen, Led Zeppelin, The Steve Miller Band, Foreigner, The Cars, R.E.M., Green Day, Matchbox Twenty, Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers, Supertramp

Nearby Radio Stations

Country 92.5, Hot 93.7, 102.9 The Whale, Connecticut Public Radio 90.5, Radio 104.1, KISS 95.7, WBOM 1470 AM, WNTY 990 AM, WERB 94.5 FM, WWEB 89.9 FM

Co-Owned Radio Stations in Hartford, CT

KC101, KISS 95.7, News Radio 1410 WPOP, Country 92.5

Listener Comments and Reviews

I was wondering if you had room for a qualified r&b/engineer d.j. in your format, and if so how do i apply.
By: lewis. eg. collins jr. on December 30, 2013

Do you guys know how to play anything else besides Elton john, Billy Joel, Def leopard, Aerosmith, and other lousy songs over and over again? You say you play variety of 70s and 80s but you seem to repeat the same automated crap over and over. How about some disco or yacht rock style music just anything other than leds zepplin or AC DC 25 times a day. There are more to the 70s and 80s than just those bands. We already have a stale classic rock station that covers those bands just fine. And how about some real live djs. There all voice tracked. It's a way to save money right? Cooperate radio ruins local radio!
By: No name on June 18, 2020

Who ever programs this station clearly does not how to play music. Everyday you play the same 50 songs over and over again. There are a tons of great genres and artists that you ingnore from the 70s,80s, and even the 90s. How about playing some other artists from the eighties instead of John mellencamp all the time ? And you do know that Toto had more hits besides Africa right? And how come I never hear anything from Steely Dan on this station? They were pretty big in the 70s and 80s. Well at least my car has XM radio but when I don’t have access to XM and I’m working I would like to hear some different songs. This stations playlist is to boring and dull. Change it up a little bit.
By: David on June 3, 2021

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