WBEE-FM

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WBEE-FM
City of license Rochester, New York
Broadcast area Rochester and Vicinity
Branding 92.5 WBEE
Slogan "Today's Country"
Frequency 92.5 MHz (also on HD Radio)
92.5-2 FM: Sports (WROC (AM) simulcast)
First air date 1970 (as WNWZ)
Format Country
ERP 50,000 watts
HAAT 152 meters
Class B
Facility ID 71206
Callsign meaning The BEE (informal brand) and, jokingly, We've Been Everything Else
Former callsigns WNWZ (1970-1976)
WMJQ(1976-1986)
WLRY (1986-1987)
Owner Entercom Communications
(Entercom Rochester License, LLC)
Sister stations WBZA, WPXY, WROC-AM, WCMF
Webcast Listen Live
Website WBEE.com

WBEE-FM (92.5 FM) is a country music formatted radio station in the Rochester, New York, radio market. It is owned by Entercom Communications, who acquired the station from Sinclair Broadcasting in 1999. The station adopted its current format in April 1987. Prior to becoming WBEE the station had a variety of formats including all news WNWZ and then better known album rock format Magic 92 as WMJQ until flipping to a pop format Q92 and eventually to country as WBEE. The station's studios are located at High Falls Studios downtown, and its transmitter tower is in Penfield, New York.

The station is usually 1 or 2 in listenership in the Rochester area according to Arbitron.

Programming[edit]

The award winning Morning Show, "The BEE Morning Coffee Club" weekdays 5:30am to 10am, is hosted by Terry Clifford (T-Bird), Steve Hausmann (House), and Jeremy Newman (Newman). The Midday Shift 10-3pm is hosted by Jesse, followed by Billy Kidd for the afternoon drive, Jesse also holds down the evening shift (via voicetracking), and "Big Daddy" Dave Beck runs the overnight duties until the morning.

WBEE is also the former call sign of the AM station in Harvey, Illinois now known as WBGX.

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Coordinates: 43°10′37″N 77°28′37″W / 43.177°N 77.477°W / 43.177; -77.477