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Wfbe

WFBE
City of license Flint, Michigan
Broadcast area [1]
Branding B-95
Slogan Flint's Hit Country
Frequency 95.1 MHz
First air date October 5, 1953
Format Country
Power 34,000 watts
HAAT 97 meters
Class B
Facility ID 21730
Transmitter coordinates

42°58′24″N 83°39′2″W / 42.97333°N 83.65056°W / 42.97333; -83.65056

Callsign meaning Flint Board of Education(Former Owners)
Owner Cumulus Media
Sister stations WDZZ, WTRX, WWCK, WWCK-FM
Webcast Listen Live
Website b95.fm

WFBE (95.1 FM, "B-95") is a radio station broadcasting a country music format. Licensed to Flint, Michigan, it first began broadcasting in 1953.

The station was owned by the Flint Board of Education whose studios were on the campus of Flint Central High School for many years.

The format was a public station which also consisted of news and education which also served the Flint Public Schools.

WFBE is Sold

In 1997, The Flint Board of Education was in a serious budget shortfall and could no longer afford to maintain the station. With many callers upset of the possible sale of this public outlet, neverless, 95.1 was sold to Liggett Broadcasting of Lansing. Unlike most non-commercial radio stations, WFBE operates on a commercial frequency.

The format was changed to the current format and "B-95" branding. Liggett would move the studios to Miller Road before being purchased by Rainbow Radio. Citadel Broadcasting would purchase B95 from Rainbow Radio in February 2000.

Originally located on Flint Board of Education property—first the Oak Grove Campus then Flint Central High School, the station vacated the high school when new transmitting facilities became operational in 2010 at the co-owned transmitting facilities of WTRX. The old broadcast tower was taken down on October of that year.

Citadel merged with Cumulus Media on September 16, 2011.[1] WFBE relocated to Cumulus' Taylor Drive studios in Mundy Township, Michigan on March 2012.

Sources

  • Michiguide.com - WFBE History

External links

  • Query the FCC's FM station database for WFBE
  • Radio-Locator information on WFBE
  • Query Nielsen Audio's FM station database for WFBE
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