WDRE (FM)

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WDRE
City Susquehanna, Pennsylvania
Broadcast area Binghamton, New York
Branding 100.5 The Drive
Slogan Binghamton's Alternative
Frequency 100.5 MHz
Translator(s) See below
Format Alternative Rock
ERP 1,600 watts
HAAT 211 meters
Class A
Facility ID 19668
Transmitter coordinates 42°3′10.00″N 75°42′7.00″W / 42.0527778°N 75.7019444°W / 42.0527778; -75.7019444
Callsign meaning W DRivE
Former callsigns WXEJ (1992-1995)
WMTT (1995-1996)
WCDW (1996-2013)
Owner Equinox Broadcasting Corporation
Webcast Listen Live
Website WDRE Online

WDRE (100.5 FM) is a radio station broadcasting an alternative rock format. Licensed to Susquehanna, Pennsylvania, USA, the station serves the Binghamton area. The station is currently owned by Equinox Broadcasting Corporation.[1]

History[edit]

The station went on the air as WXEJ on July 2, 1992. On April 14, 1995, the station changed its call sign to WMTT, on April 8, 1996 to WCDW, and on August 16, 2013 to the current WDRE.[2]

The Drive was formerly known as 100.5 The Met, CD 100, and later as Cool 100. From May 1995 until early 1996, The Met aired a Classic Hits format leaning heavily on rock from the 70's and 80's (similar to Rock without the Hard Edge). Early in 1996 the station changed formats, and was known as CD 100. CD 100 played a modern rock format, until a vote was taken and the format was flipped to oldies.[citation needed] From then, the station was known as Cool 100. On June 18, 2013, Cool 100 was simulcasted on the former WRRQ, until the format changed once again in August 2013.

On August 16, 2013 WCDW changed their call letters to WDRE, and also changed formats from oldies, back to alternative rock.[3]

On-air line up[edit]

  • Thunder Reynolds - 6am till 10am
  • John Fanning - 10am till 3pm
  • The Clint Show - 3pm till 8pm
  • Dave Weeks - 8pm till 12am

Translators[edit]

In addition to the main station, WDRE is relayed by additional translators to widen its broadcast area.

Call sign Frequency
(MHz)
City of license ERP
W
Class FCC info
W236AP 95.1 Binghamton, New York 99 D FCC
W254BH 98.7 Endwell, New York 130 D FCC
W275BC 102.9 Chenango Bridge, New York 57 D FCC

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