WINE (AM)

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WINE
City of license Brookfield, Connecticut
Broadcast area Danbury, Connecticut
Branding Sportsradio 940/1510
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 or
Listen Live via iHeart
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