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WHTC is a news/talk AM radio station broadcasting at 1450 kHz in Holland, Michigan.

The station signed on July 31, 1948 at 6:00 pm and originally was owned by six Holland-area businessmen: I.H Marsilje, Nelson Bosman (who served as mayor of Holland from 1961 to 1971), W.A. Butler (former owner of the Holland Evening Sentinel), Millard Westrate, Willard Wichers and P.T. Chef. All are since deceased. Michael Walton of Milwaukee, WI purchased the station (along with the old WHTC-FM) from the original owners in 1981. On September 20, 2000 Walton sold his four-station operation (including WHBL, WWJR and WBFM Sheboygan, WI) to Midwest Communications, Inc.

WHTC-FM (96.1), which signed on in 1961 and later went by the call letters WYXX and WKEZ, was sold to Federated Communications in 1994. It was subsequently acquired by Clear Channel Communications and has undergone a number of call letter and format changes, currently operating as WMAX-FM, with an all-sports format (ESPN).

WHTC is an affiliate of CBS Radio and carries Detroit Tigers Baseball, area high school football and basketball, the Detroit Lions and Red Wings and the West Michigan Whitecaps.

In July 2014 the station slogan was changed to Holland's News Leader after using the moniker Holland's Hometown Station since the mid 1990s.

In February 2016 the station was granted a construction permit to operate an FM translator, W259CO, on 99.7 FM. Plans are to have the translator operational by late 2016.