WCFB

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WCFB
WCFB logo.png
City of license Daytona Beach/Orlando
Broadcast area Central Florida
Branding "Star 94.5"
Slogan Orlando's R&B
Frequency 94.5 MHz (also on HD Radio)
94.5-2: WCFB-HD2 (Alternative Rock "X107.3")
94.5-3: WCFB-HD3 (Old-school hip hop)
Translator(s) 107.3 W297BB (Orlando, relays HD2)
First air date March 1947 (as WNDB-FM)
Format Urban Adult Contemporary
ERP 100,000 watts
HAAT 451 meters
Class C
Facility ID 10343
Callsign meaning We're Central Florida's B94.5 (former brandname) or W Central Florida's Broadcaster
Former callsigns WNDB-FM (1947-1973)
WDNJ (1973-1978)
WWLV (1978-1992)
Owner Cox Broadcasting
Sister stations WDBO, WDBO-FM, WMMO, WPYO, WWKA
part of Cox cluster with TV station WFTV
Webcast Listen Live
X107.3 (WCFB-HD2) (via TuneIn)
Website star94fm.com
x1073orlando.com (HD2)

WCFB is an Urban Adult Contemporary radio station that is licensed to Daytona Beach, Florida that serves the Greater Orlando area. Its signal can be heard as far west as Inverness and as far north as Gainesville. Under ownership of Cox Radio, its studios are located in Orlando and the transmitter tower is in Pine Lakes.

History[edit]

Former Star 94.5 logo

The station began in March 1947 as WNDB-FM and was owned by Daytona Beach News Journal. In 1978, the station became a soft adult contemporary as WWLV, "Love 94.5". The calls and format changed to WCFB country music, "B94.5", in 1992. In 1995, it was purchased by New City Communications, and changed formats to Rhythmic AC, later evolving to Urban Adult Contemporary as "Star 94.5". This makes WCFB the first urban radio station in years in Orlando to challenge longtime WJHM, which switched formats from rhythmic contemporary to urban contemporary by that time. When WJHM returned to Rhythmic Top 40 in 2011, WCFB once again became the defacto Urban outlet in Central Florida, even though it has always stayed in its own lane with its audience rather than try to compete fiercely for listeners.

WCFB was purchased by Cox Communications in 1997.

A tornado on February 2, 2007 knocked Star's signal off the air for a brief period, as it destroyed the transmitter site and a nearby building, near Paisley. The station returned to the air broadcasting from a temporary transmitter located at another Cox owned tower in Christmas for a short period of time before the station's temporary transmitter site moved to high power facilities at a tower in Orange City off of Miller Rd. The replacement tower in Paisley was finished in mid-November 2007. As of October 24, 2008 it appears that WCFB has moved back to the Paisley site.

Station Management[edit]

  • Program Director Kevin Gardner
  • Music Director Kevin Gardner
  • News/Community Affairs Director Monica May

WCFB-HD2 Translator[edit]

Call sign Frequency
(MHz)
City of license ERP
W
Class FCC info
W297BB 107.3 Orlando, Florida 250 D FCC

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 28°58′48″N 81°27′18″W / 28.980°N 81.455°W / 28.980; -81.455