WHFS 99.1 FM (DEFUNCT) 105.7 FM (Nights and Weekends)
Washington D.C.
Owner: Infinity Broadcasting (Viacom)

Year-End Countdowns available:
1992, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004

Other Countdowns available:
WHFS Top 500 Songs of the 90's (Dec. 1999)
WHFS Top 99 Artists of All-Time (Nov. 2002)

Without any warning, WHFS signed Off the air at noon on January 12, 2005, replaced by Spanish-language "El Zol 99.1 FM." The station had recently been mired in a major ratings slump, giving Infinity Broadcasting impetus to flip the format. The format change was just one of the ramifications stemming from an earlier agreement between Infinity and Spanish Broadcasting System (SBS) that gave Infinity an equity interest in SBS.

On January 21, 2005, it was announced that WXYV (Live 105.7) Baltimore would resurrect WHFS on nights and weekends, broadcasting as "HFS on Live 105.7" with afternoon DJ Tim Virgin at the helm.

WHFS, whose call letters initially stood for "Hi Fidelity Stereo," started out in 1962 as the area's first stereo station. The station became freeform in 1968 under ownership of Hi Fidelity Broadcasters. Jake Einstein became part owner and GM in the early 70s. Originally on the 102 frequency based in Bethesda , the station went Off the air briefly in 1983 and resurfaced on the 99.1 frequency in Annapolis . Einstein sold the station to Duchossois Communications in 1988. Dennis Constantine was brought in as consultant and the station hired Tom Calderone as PD in 1990.

Calderone shifted the focus from freeform to a more current-based alternative, which was accelerated by PD Robert Benjamin in 1991. In 1993 ownership changed to Liberty Broadcasting and then SFX in 1996. CBS/Infinity acquired the station in 1997. The station went "jockless" in January 2002. On February 1 Graeme moved to mornings, replacing the Morning Crash. All the other air personalities returned to their regular shifts. Graeme, however, left in August 2002 and was replaced by the Sports Junkies from crosstown talk station WJFK the following October. Kathryn Lauren also left middays in the Summer of 2002. Lisa Worden became programming director in 2003, moving from the same position she held at KROQ in Los Angeles.

Top Artists

1. Nirvana
2. Green Day
3. Red Hot Chili Peppers
4. Beastie Boys
5. Radiohead
6. The Smashing Pumpkins
7. The Ramones
8. Beck
9. The Clash
10. Nine Inch Nails
11. Sublime
12. Pearl Jam
13. Linkin Park
14. The Smiths
15. Foo Fighters
16. Rage Against the Machine
17. Stone Temple Pilots
18. The Cure
19. Weezer
20. U2
21. Depeche Mode
22. Jane's Addiction
23. White Stripes
24. Offspring
25. AFI
26. The Pixies
27. Soundgarden
28. Social Distortion
29. The Killers
30. The Strokes
31. Incubus
32. Alice in Chains
33. New Order
34. Oasis
35. Tool
36. Bad Religion
37. Bob Marley
38. Queens of the Stone Age
39. Coldplay
40. System of a Down
41. Modest Mouse
42. blink-182
43. Morrissey
44. No Doubt
45. Rancid
46. Cake
47. Death Cab For Cutie
48. 311
49. Jimmy Eat World
50. Fall Out Boy
51. The Shins
52. Blur
53. Garbage
54. Bush
55. My Chemical Romance
56. Korn
57. The Police
58. Arcade Fire
59. Papa Roach
60. Gorillaz
61. Live
62. Sonic Youth
63. Cypress Hill
64. Yeah Yeah Yeahs
65. The Sex Pistols
66. Violent Femmes
67. R.E.M
68. Staind
69. Postal Service
70. Evanesence
71. Hole
72. Iggy Pop
73. Chemical Brothers
74. Muse
75. Bloc Party
76. David Bowie
77. Interpol
78. Prodigy
79. The Breeders
80. Fatboy Slim
81. Panic! at the Disco
82. Metallica
83. Franz Ferdinand
84. INXS
85. Audioslave
86. Bjork
87. Everclear
88. Talking Heads
89. A Perfect Circle
90. Moby
91. Elvis Costello
92. Pennywise
93. PJ Harvey
94. Lenny Kravitz
95. The Verve
96. Flaming Lips
97. Faith No More
98. Echo and the Bunnymen
99. Daft Punk
100. Wolfmother
101. Stone Roses
102. Velvet Revolver
103. The Cult
104. Filter
105. Deftones
106. Silversun Pickups