WJFD-FM

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WJFD-FM
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City of license New Bedford, Massachusetts
Broadcast area South Coast Massachusetts/Providence, Rhode Island
Branding Radio Globo
Frequency 97.3 MHz/Channel 247
First air date February 22, 1949
Format World Ethnic
ERP 50,000 watts
HAAT 152 meters (499 feet)
Class B
Facility ID 18720
Transmitter coordinates 41°38′20″N 70°52′27″W / 41.63889°N 70.87417°W / 41.63889; -70.87417
Former callsigns WBSM-FM (1949-1971)
WGCY (1972-1976)
Owner Henry M. Arruda
(WJFD-FM, Inc.)
Webcast Listen Live
Website http://www.wjfd.com/

WJFD-FM (97.3 FM, "Radio Globo") is a radio station licensed to serve New Bedford, Massachusetts. The station is owned by Henry M. Arruda through WJFD-FM, Inc. The station's studio is located in New Bedford and its transmitter is located in Fairhaven. It airs a Portuguese language World Ethnic format.[1]

History[edit]

The station was assigned the WJFD-FM call sign by the Federal Communications Commission on December 1, 1980.[2] The station was previously owned by local prosecutor and politician Edmund Dinis from 1975 until his death on March 14, 2010 at age 85.[3] On August 2, 2010, interest in the station was transferred to the late Dinis' close friend and business partner Henry M. Arruda.[4] The station moved its studio from its historical downtown location on Union Street, to the third floor of the Howland Place professional building in the south end of New Bedford shortly after.

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