WREO-FM

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WREO-FM
City of license Ashtabula, Ohio
Broadcast area Ashtabula County/Lake County, Ohio
Branding Mix 97.1
Slogan Today's Best Mix
Frequency 97.1 MHz
First air date 1949 (as WICA-FM)
Format Modern AC/Hot AC
ERP 50,000 watts
HAAT 152 meters
Class B
Facility ID 54566
Transmitter coordinates 41°48′58.00″N 80°46′52.00″W / 41.8161111°N 80.7811111°W / 41.8161111; -80.7811111
Callsign meaning Radio Enterprises of Ohio
Former callsigns 1949-1960: WICA-FM
Former frequencies 1949-1960: 103.7 MHz
Affiliations ABC Radio
Owner Sweet Home Ashtabula, LLC
Sister stations WYBL, WFUN, WFXJ, WZOO
Webcast Listen Live
Website Mix 97.1 Online

WREO-FM (97.1 FM) is a radio station broadcasting a hot adult contemporary format. Licensed to Ashtabula, Ohio, USA, it serves Ashtabula and Lake Counties in Northeast Ohio. The station is currently owned by Sweet Home Ashtabula, LLC and features programing from Citadel Media.

For many years, WREO broadcast an easy listening format. WREO tried a light jazz approach in the early 1990s, then converted to Adult Contemporary in the spring of 1992. Since that time, the station has identified itself as "Star 97.1" but has retained the historic WREO call letters.

In 2009, WREO became the FM flagship station for the Lake County Captains.

Once boasted as the "Powerhouse of the North Coast", the station's 50,000-watt signal allows listeners to enjoy WREO (Mix 97.1) from London, Ontario; west to Cleveland, Ohio; all of Erie, Pennsylvania; east to Ripley, New York, south to Meadville, Pennsylvania, and all point in between.

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