WAXB

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WAXB
City of license Ridgefield, Connecticut
Branding B107.3
Slogan Danbury's Classic Hits
Frequency 850 AM
Translator(s) 107.3 W297AN (Danbury)
First air date March 15, 1985
Format Classic Hits
Power 2,500 watts (daytime only)
Class D
Facility ID 66327
Transmitter coordinates 41°17′27″N 73°29′16″W / 41.29083°N 73.48778°W / 41.29083; -73.48778
Former callsigns WVFR, WREE[1]
Affiliations None
Owner The Berkshire Broadcasting Corp.
Sister stations WLAD, WDAQ
Webcast Listen Live
Website b1073fm.com

WAXB (850 AM, "B-107.3") is a radio station licensed to Ridgefield, Connecticut, United States, one of three area stations owned by The Berkshire Broadcasting Corporation. The others are News/Talk 800 AM WLAD and Hot A/C 98Q/98.3 FM WDAQ.

The Federal Communications Commission assigned the call letters WREF to the frequency on January 18, 1984. [1] WREF began broadcasting on March 15, 1985.

WREF programmed a nostalgia/big band format from sign on through sale to Berkshire in 1996 when the new owners switched the format to oldies.

In late March 2004, WREF became the first station to air Scott Shannon's "True Oldies Channel." After a period of tweaking on WREF, Shannon put the format into nationwide syndication in July 2004.

On February 1, 2011, WREF rebranded as "B107.3," adopted the call letters WAXB and began a rebroadcast of 850AM on FM translator W297AN (107.3 FM licensed to Danbury, CT). The WAXB calls had previously been in the market at 105.5FM before Cumulus abandoned the oldies format on this frequency in 2002.

B107.3 switched to a locally programmed Classic Hits format, featuring pop and rock hits of the 70's and 80's, on January 31st, 2013.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Call Sign History". FCC Media Bureau CDBS Public Access Database. 

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