WINE (AM)

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WINE
City of license Brookfield, Connecticut
Broadcast area Danbury, Connecticut
Branding Sportsradio 940
Frequency 940 kHz
First air date 1966
Format Sports
Power 680 watts day
4 watts night
Class D
Facility ID 15389
Affiliations CBS Sports Radio
Owner Townsquare Media
(Townsquare Media Danbury License, LLC)
Webcast Listen Live
Website 940 Sports Radio

WINE (940 AM) is a radio station broadcasting a sports format. Licensed to Brookfield, Connecticut, USA, it serves the Danbury area. The station is owned by Townsquare Media. In the 1970s and early 1980s WINE was a Top 40 station. As the audience migrated to the FM band, WINE became a full-service adult contemporary station.

In the 1990s WINE became part of an all-news network that included WNLK, which both became newstalk a few years later. After being sold to Cumulus, WINE spent a few years as a nostalgia station, along with its now sister station, WPUT (Brewster, NY). Both became part of ESPN Radio 24/7 but switched to CBS Sports Radio on January 2, 2013. WINE's nighttime signal is very weak at 4 watts. WPUT airs daytime only.

WINE's longtime competitor is 800 AM WLAD in Danbury. WLAD is now a newstalk station. WINE's FM sister station is rock station, WRKI, as well as Patterson, New York's WDBY, which has a booster station in Danbury.

In December 2012, WPUT and WINE became CBS Sports Radio's 940SportsRadio[1]

On August 30, 2013, a deal was announced in which Townsquare Media would acquire 53 Cumulus stations, including WINE, for $238 million. The deal is part of Cumulus' acquisition of Dial Global; Townsquare and Dial Global are both controlled by Oaktree Capital Management.[2][3] The sale to Townsquare was completed on November 14, 2013.[4]

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Coordinates: 41°29′35″N 73°25′45″W / 41.49306°N 73.42917°W / 41.49306; -73.42917