|City of license||Rochester, New York|
|Broadcast area||Rochester and Vicinity|
|Slogan||Rochester's New Country|
|Frequency||92.5 MHz (also on HD Radio)
92.5-2 FM: Sports (WROC (AM) simulcast)
|First air date||1970 (as WNWZ)|
|Callsign meaning||The BEE (informal brand) and, jokingly, We've Been Everything Else|
|Former callsigns||WNWZ (1970-1976)
(Entercom Rochester License, LLC)
|Sister stations||WBZA, WPXY, WROC, WCMF|
WBEE-FM (92.5 FM) is a country music formatted radio station in the Rochester, New York, radio market. It is owned by Entercom Communications, who acquired the station from Sinclair Broadcasting in 1999.
The station is usually 1 or 2 in listenership in the Rochester area according to Arbitron.
The station adopted its current format in April 1987. Prior to becoming WBEE the station had a variety of formats including all news WNWZ and then better known album rock format Magic 92 as WMJQ until flipping to a pop format Q92 and eventually to country as WBEE. The station's studios are located at Entercom Rochester's High Falls Studios downtown, and its transmitter tower is in Penfield, New York.
The award winning Morning Show, "The BEE Morning Coffee Club" weekdays 5:30am to 10am, is hosted by Terry Clifford, Steve Hausmann, and Jeremy Newman. The show was hosted by Bill Coffee from the show's inception up until his death in 2005.
The Midday Shift 10am-3pm is hosted by Justine Paige, followed by Billy Kidd for the afternoon drive. Up until the departure of long time overnight host Dave Beck, the station had live talent 24 hours a day on weekdays, one of the few radio stations in the country that did.
A long feature of the station is it's "Guitars and Stars" which is held at the Dome Arena in Henrietta, New York and features up and coming country music stars in an acoustic setting to benefit the Ronald McDonald House.
In the past the station also hosted "Random Acts of Country" where an up and coming country music star would show up and play without prior public notice at a local bar or restaurant in the Rochester area.
- WBEE-FM official website
- Query the FCC's FM station database for WBEE
- Radio-Locator information on WBEE
- Query Nielsen Audio's FM station database for WBEE
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