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WBEI-FM logo.png
City of license Reform, Alabama
Broadcast area Tuscaloosa and Vicinity
Branding B101.7
Slogan Kidd Kraddick in the morning...and all the Hits
Frequency 101.7 MHz
First air date 1991 (as WTID)
Format Hot AC
ERP 22,500 watts
HAAT 221 meters
Class C2
Facility ID 67577
Callsign meaning "Bee"
Former callsigns WVRT (1982-1989)
WTID (1989-2003)[1]
Owner Townsquare Media
(Townsquare Media Tuscaloosa License, LLC)
Sister stations WDGM, WFFN, WTSK, WTUG-FM
Webcast Listen Live
Website b1017online.com

WBEI (101.7 FM, "B101.7") is a radio station serving the Tuscaloosa, Alabama, area with an hot adult contemporary music format.[2] It is under ownership of Townsquare Media.


WBEI is the Tuscaloosa affiliate of Kidd Kraddick in the Morning.


The station was assigned the WBEI call letters by the Federal Communications Commission on January 9, 2003.[1]

In February 2005, Apex Broadcasting Inc. (Houston L. Pearce, chairman) reached an agreement to sell WBEI and six other radio stations in Alabama to Citadel Broadcasting (Farid Suleman, chairman/CEO) for a reported sale price of $29 million.[3] Citadel merged with Cumulus Media on September 16, 2011.[4]

Cumulus sold WBEI and its sister stations to Townsquare Media effective July 31, 2012.


  1. ^ a b "Call Sign History". FCC Media Bureau CDBS Public Access Database. 
  2. ^ "Station Information Profile". Arbitron. 
  3. ^ "Deals - 2/21/2005". Broadcasting & Cable. 2005-02-21. 
  4. ^ "Cumulus now owns Citadel Broadcasting". Atlanta Business Journal. September 16, 2011. Retrieved September 16, 2011. 

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Coordinates: 33°13′48″N 87°50′49″W / 33.230°N 87.847°W / 33.230; -87.847