WFRE

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WFRE
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City of license Frederick, Maryland
Broadcast area Central Maryland
Northern Virginia
Branding "Free Country 99.9 WFRE"
Slogan Frederick's Free Country
Frequency 99.9 MHz (also on HD Radio)
Translator(s) 94.3 W232CB (Frederick)
First air date 1961
Format Country
HD2: Rockin' Country
ERP 7,600 watts
HAAT 355 meters
Class B
Facility ID 31139
Callsign meaning FREE, as in Free Country or Free State or FREderick, Maryland
Owner Clear Channel Communications
(Aloha Station Trust, LLC (As Trustee))
Sister stations WFMD
Webcast WFRE Webstream
Website WFRE Online

WFRE (99.9 FM) is a radio station located in Frederick, Maryland, in the United States. It plays Country music and is owned by Clear Channel Communications along with its sister station 930 WFMD. Despite the station being located approximately 45 miles (72 kilometers) away from the two closest major cities (Baltimore, Maryland and Washington, D.C.), its strong signal (7,600 watts) reaches both major markets.

The WFRE call sign can mean either "Free Country" which is WFRE's branding or "Free State", which is one of the state's nicknames because Maryland never passed a prohibition enforcement act in the 1920s.

Along with analog, WFRE broadcasts in HD Radio simulcasting in digital quality on HD-1, and a rocking country music feed on HD-2. WFRE also broadcasts on a FM translator at 94.3.

WFRE along with its sister station WFMD were put into a trust by owner Clear Channel Communications with the intention to sell the stations.[1] Today these two stations are in a trust under the name "Aloha Station Trust, LLC".[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Waters Jr., Ed (August 7, 2008). "WFMD, WFRE put on the market". Frederick News-Post. 
  2. ^ http://www.wfre.com, WFRE Official website

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Coordinates: 39°30′00″N 77°29′56″W / 39.500°N 77.499°W / 39.500; -77.499