|Broadcast area||Tuscaloosa and Vicinity|
|Slogan||90s, 2000s, and Today|
|First air date||1991 (as WTID)|
|HAAT||221 meters (725 ft)|
|Former callsigns||WVRT (1982-1989)
(Townsquare Media Tuscaloosa License, LLC)
|Sister stations||WTUG, WFFN, WNPT, WTSK WTBC|
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. Citadel merged with Cumulus Media on September 16, 2011.
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 The Kidd Kraddick Morning Show was dropped with the change, middayer Meg Summers and the syndicated Pop Crush Nights with Lisa Paige remain in place.
- "Call Sign History". FCC Media Bureau CDBS Public Access Database.
- "Station Information Profile". Arbitron.
- "Deals - 2/21/2005". Broadcasting & Cable. 2005-02-21.
- "Cumulus now owns Citadel Broadcasting". Atlanta Business Journal. September 16, 2011. Retrieved September 16, 2011.
- Star Rises In Tuscaloosa As B101.7 Is Swatted Away Radioinsight - September 18, 2016
- Star 101.7 WBEI official website
- Query the FCC's FM station database for WBEI
- Radio-Locator information on WBEI
- Query Nielsen Audio's FM station database for WBEI