WUBE-FM

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WUBE-FM
WUBE-FM logo.jpg
City of license Cincinnati, Ohio
Broadcast area Cincinnati, Ohio
Branding B-105.1
Slogan Get Your Country On!
Frequency 105.1 MHz (also on HD Radio)
First air date April 1, 1969
Format Country
ERP 14,500 watts
HAAT 279 meters
Class B
Facility ID 10140
Transmitter coordinates 39°7′30.00″N 84°29′56.00″W / 39.1250000°N 84.4988889°W / 39.1250000; -84.4988889
Former callsigns WCPO-FM (?-?)
WUBE (1979-1981)
Owner Hubbard Broadcasting
(Cincinnati FCC License Sub, LLC)
Sister stations WKRQ, WREW, WYGY
Webcast Listen Live
Website b105.com

WUBE-FM (105.1 FM) is a radio station broadcasting a country music format. Licensed to Cincinnati, Ohio, USA, the station serves the Cincinnati area. The station is currently owned by Bonneville Holding Company.[1][2] The station is also broadcast on HD radio and airs a separate country format on its HD-2 side channel.[3] Its studios and transmitter are located just northeast of Downtown Cincinnati two blocks from one another.

WUBE hosts the "Free Music Stage" At Taste of Cincinnati and Jammin' in the Country in neighboring Clermont County. Both events bring national known country music artists as well as local and emerging artists to the Tri-State area.

History[edit]

The station was originally known as WCPO-FM, owned by E.W. Scripps Company, owner of the Cincinnati Post, along with WCPO (1230 AM, now WDBZ) and WCPO-TV (channel 9). One of the WCPO-FM announcers identified the frequency in the legal ID as 10-51 (ten-fifty-one) which was unique at the time. A video with audio of a WCPO-FM legal ID can be seen on YouTube.

On January 18, 2007, almost as soon as it entered the Cincinnati radio market, Entercom Communications announced its exit from the market by trading its entire Cincinnati cluster, including WUBE, to Bonneville International together with three radio stations in Seattle, Washington, for all three of Bonneville's FM radio stations in San Francisco, California, and $1 million cash.[4] In May 2007, Bonneville officially took over control of the Cincinnati radio cluster through a local marketing agreement, with Bonneville acquiring Entercom's remaining interest in the stations outright on March 14, 2008. WUBE was one of the winners in the in 2008 NAB Crystal Radio Awards.[5]

On January 19, 2011, it was announced that Bonneville International will sell WUBE and several other stations to Hubbard Broadcasting for $505 million.[6] The sale was completed on April 29, 2011.[7]

Air staff[edit]

The weekday lineup begins from 6 a.m to 10 a.m with Chris Carr & Company, consisting of Chris Carr, Jason Statt, and Maverick. The group were the winners of the CMA Large Market Personality of the Year award in 2011. Following them, Duke Hamilton presides over the 10 a.m to 3 p.m shift. From 3 p.m. to 7 p.m, Big Dave & Chelsie are on the air for the homeward commute. The duo won the 2012 ACM Large Market Personality of the Year award. FInally, Jesse Tack finishes the day from 7 p.m to midnight. And Ryan Jacobs host the Over-night show from midnight to 5:30 a.m. Saturday mornings, WUBE-FM airs a homecare show hosted by Tony Works, and Sunday mornings from 8 a.m to noon the station airs the Country Top 40, hosted by Bob Kingsley.

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References[edit]

<http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TtLDGZC4pX4>

  1. ^ "WUBE-FM Facility Record". United States Federal Communications Commission, audio division. 
  2. ^ "WUBE-FM Station Information Profile". Arbitron. 
  3. ^ "HD Radio Station Guide". HD Radio. iBiquity. 
  4. ^ Virgin, Bill (January 18, 2007). "Entercom trades radio stations". Seattle Post-Intelligencer. 
  5. ^ "NAB announces Crystal Radio Award winners" (Press release). National Association of Broadcasters. April 15, 2008. 
  6. ^ http://cincinnati.com/blogs/tv/2011/01/19/another-big-radio-deal-q102-b105-rewind-wolf-sold/
  7. ^ "Hubbard deal to purchase Bonneville stations closes". Radio Ink. May 2, 2011. Retrieved May 2, 2011. 

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