WFBE

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WFBE
WFBE (Nash FM 95.1) logo.png
CityFlint, Michigan
Broadcast areaFlint, Michigan
BrandingNash FM 95-1
SloganFlint's Hit Country
Frequency95.1 MHz
First air dateOctober 5, 1953
FormatCountry
Power34,000 watts
HAAT97 meters
ClassB
Facility ID21730
Transmitter coordinates42°58′24″N 83°39′2″W / 42.97333°N 83.65056°W / 42.97333; -83.65056
Callsign meaningFlint Board of Education (former owners)
AffiliationsNash FM
OwnerCumulus Media
(Radio License Holding CBC, LLC)
Sister stationsWDZZ, WTRX, WWCK, WWCK-FM
WebcastListen Live
Websitenashfm951.com

WFBE (95.1 FM, "Nash FM 95-1") is a radio station broadcasting a country music format. Licensed to Flint, Michigan, it began broadcasting in 1953. Its studios are located south of the Flint city limits in Mundy Township and its transmitter is south of Flint in Burton.

The station was owned by the Flint Board of Education and the 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.

WFBE is sold[edit]

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

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.

On February 3, 2014, WFBE and nine other Cumulus-owned country music stations made the switch to Nash FM branding.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Cumulus now owns Citadel Broadcasting". Atlanta Business Journal. September 16, 2011. Retrieved September 16, 2011.
  2. ^ cumulus-adds-11-more-nashfms

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