WRBB

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WRBB
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City of license Boston, Massachusetts
Broadcast area Boston, Massachusetts
Slogan "We Rock Boston Better,"
Frequency 104.9 MHz
First air date December 13, 1962
Format Variety
ERP 19 watts, Stereo
HAAT 27 meters
Class D
Facility ID 49425
Transmitter coordinates 42°20′19.00″N 71°5′28.00″W / 42.3386111°N 71.0911111°W / 42.3386111; -71.0911111
Callsign meaning Radio Back Bay
Former callsigns WNEU
Owner Northeastern University
Webcast Listen Live
Website wrbbradio.org

WRBB (104.9 FM) is a radio station broadcasting a variety format. Licensed to Boston, Massachusetts, USA, it serves the Boston area, and is run by Northeastern students. The station is currently owned by Northeastern University and transmitted from Northeastern's campus.

The station went on the air in on December 13, 1962 as WNEU, broadcasting only to a few dorms on campus. In 1970, the station then changed to call letters WRBB and began broadcasting on 91.7 MHz. In 1982 the frequency changed to the current 104.9, due to interference from other stations and FCC rulings. Despite its signal coverage within Boston, its 104.9 frequency collides with nearby WBOQ, which covers the North shore area.

In addition to variety of music played, all major Northeastern basketball, baseball and hockey games are also broadcast live on WRBB. It was one of the first college radio stations in the country to broadcast hip-hop music during the early 1980s.

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