WBEI

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WBEI
City Reform, Alabama
Broadcast area Tuscaloosa and Vicinity
Branding Star 101.7
Slogan 90s, 2000s, and Today
Frequency 101.7 MHz
First air date 1991 (as WTID)
Format Hot AC
ERP 22,500 watts
HAAT 221 meters
Class C2
Facility ID 67577
Former callsigns WVRT (1982-1989)
WTID (1989-2003)[1]
Owner Townsquare Media
(Townsquare Media Tuscaloosa License, LLC)
Sister stations WTUG, WFFN, WNPT, WTSK WTBC
Webcast Listen Live
Website mystar1017.com

WBEI (101.7 FM, "Star 101.7") is a radio station serving the Tuscaloosa, Alabama, area with an hot adult contemporary music format.[2] It is under ownership of Townsquare Media.


History[edit]

The station was assigned the WBEI call letters by the Federal Communications Commission on January 9, 2003.[1]

In February 2005, Apex Broadcasting Inc. (Houston L. Pearce, chairman) reached an agreement to sell WBEI and six other radio stations in Alabama to Citadel Broadcasting (Farid Suleman, chairman/CEO) for a reported sale price of $29 million.[3] Citadel merged with Cumulus Media on September 16, 2011.[4]

Cumulus sold WBEI and its sister stations to Townsquare Media effective July 31, 2012.

On September 16, 2016 WBEI rebranded as "Star 101.7". While operating manager and afternoon DJ Greg Thomas had left the week before the flip and Kidd Kraddock in The Morning was dropped with the change, middayer Meg Summers and the syndicated Pop Crush Nights with Lisa Paige remain in place.[5]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Call Sign History". FCC Media Bureau CDBS Public Access Database. 
  2. ^ "Station Information Profile". Arbitron. 
  3. ^ "Deals - 2/21/2005". Broadcasting & Cable. 2005-02-21. 
  4. ^ "Cumulus now owns Citadel Broadcasting". Atlanta Business Journal. September 16, 2011. Retrieved September 16, 2011. 
  5. ^ Star Rises In Tuscaloosa As B101.7 Is Swatted Away Radioinsight - September 18, 2016

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Coordinates: 33°13′48″N 87°50′49″W / 33.230°N 87.847°W / 33.230; -87.847