WSLM 1220 AM first went on the air on Valentine’s Day in 1953. Don Martin owned the business from 1953 until 2011, at which time he passed it along to his daughter and business partner, Rebecca White. At 5,000 watts, WSLM 1220 AM is the largest AM station in Southern Indiana and one of the only AM stations in the US to be broadcasting in AM Stereo.
In 1992, White opened WSLM 97.9 FM with the help of her father. It broadcasts a 3,000 watt signal to Southern Indiana and Louisville from Salem.
In 1994, White also opened WHAN 17 TV. It changed over to digital broadcasting in September 2016 and is now WRLW TV. The new digital format is being broadcast in the Kentuckiana area with a selection of local news, sports, IHSAA sports events and more — and will be included on Time Warner Cable (Concast) throughout the region.
WRLW 17.1 is broadcasting The Heartland Network to the Southern Indiana and Louisville area. 17.2 will be REV’N and 17.3 will be Tuff TV.
The total pop count reach of the two radio stations is 3.6 million in Indiana, Illinois, Ohio and Kentucky.
WRLW 17 reaches 1.6 million people over the air.