|Broadcast area||Springfield Metropolitan Area|
|Branding||Classic Hits 97.7|
|Slogan||The Valley's Classic Hits|
|Translator(s)||W249DP (97.7 MHz, Springfield)|
|First air date||July 11, 1948|
|Power||5,000 watts day|
2,500 watts night
|Callsign meaning||WARE, Massachusetts|
|Former callsigns||WRMS (1948–1949)|
|Affiliations||ABC News Radio|
|Owner||Success Signal Broadcasting, Inc.|
WARE (1250 MHz) is a commercial radio station broadcasting a classic hits format. Licensed to Ware, Massachusetts, United States, the station serves the Springfield radio market. The station is currently owned by Success Signal Broadcasting. WARE also operates an FM translator in Springfield, W249DP (97.7 MHz). The translator has its tower near Palmer, Massachusetts, and is powered at 250 watts.
|City of license||Facility
|Class||Transmitter coordinates||FCC info|
WARE first signed on the air in 1948, originally as WRMS. It was owned by Donald W. Howe and was a daytimer. It was powered at 1,000 watts and had to go off the air at sunset to avoid interfering with other stations on AM 1250. A year later, in 1949, it switched its call letters to WARE.
Unusual Call Letters
WARE is one of three stations in the United States where the call sign spells out the name of the city of license. The other stations are WACO-FM in Waco, Texas, and WISE-FM in Wise, Virginia (a satellite of WVTF).
- Official website
- Query the FCC's AM station database for WARE
- Radio-Locator Information on WARE
- Query Nielsen Audio's AM station database for WARE
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