WNCD

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WNCD
WNCD logo (new).jpg
City of license Youngstown, Ohio
Broadcast area Youngstown, Ohio
Branding 93.3 The Wolf
Frequency 93.3 MHz
First air date August 30, 2000
(at 93.3 MHz)
May 15, 1988
(at 106.1 MHz)
Format Classic rock
ERP 50,000 watts
HAAT 85 meters
Class B
Facility ID 13668
Callsign meaning "W-Niles-CD106 The Wolf"
(original branding)
(Niles was also WNCD's
original city of license)
Former frequencies 106.1 MHz (1988-2000)
Owner iHeartMedia, Inc.
Sister stations WAKZ, WBBG, WKBN, WMXY, WNIO, W263CL
Webcast Listen Live
Website 933fmthewolf.com

WNCD is a commercial radio station serving Youngstown, Ohio, owned by iHeartMedia, Inc. and broadcasting a classic rock format at 93.3 MHz. Its signal covers Youngstown, Warren, and New Castle, PA, and at times even reaches Erie and New Kensington, Pennsylvania. However, as one approaches Meadville and points east, a station from Jamestown, New York starts to interfere with WNCD's signal. WNCD goes by the nickname "93.3 The Wolf".

WNCD's morning programming comes from Bob & Tom, from 6am to 10am. Until May 2007, the station's playlist featured an active rock (or "heritage rock") format, playing classic rock from artists such as Led Zeppelin, Ozzy Osbourne, and AC/DC, while playing new rock from Nickelback. WNCD is also Youngstown's radio affiliate for Cleveland Browns football. The station primarily competes with WYFM for listeners.

History[edit]

Prior to August 30, 2000, WNCD was "CD106 the Wolf", located at 106.1 on the FM dial and licensed to nearby Niles, Ohio.

At one time, WNCD simulcast its signal on WLLF 96.7 FM in Mercer, Pennsylvania, aiming for listeners in the eastern part of the Youngstown market into Western Pennsylvania. WLLF still carries the "Wolf"-derived calls today, despite new ownership and numerous format changes.

After coming under common ownership with sister WBBG, WNCD traded for the much stronger 93.3 frequency. In the past, the station has been branded as "CD 93.3 The Wolf" and "93.3 NCD", the latter name being derived from fellow Clear Channel classic rock station WDVE in Pittsburgh which goes by the name "102.5 DVE". The station still uses the "Rocks" slogan originally from WDVE.

Back to the Wolf[edit]

In May 2007, WNCD switched branding again, going back to 93.3 The Wolf from the previous 93.3 NCD with an updated "Wolf" mascot in the logo.

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Coordinates: 41°04′52″N 80°38′53″W / 41.081°N 80.648°W / 41.081; -80.648