|Branding||Nash FM 95-1|
|Slogan||Flint's Hit Country|
|First air date||October 5, 1953|
|Callsign meaning||Flint Board of Education (former owners)|
(Radio License Holding CBC, LLC)
|Sister stations||WDZZ, WTRX, WWCK, WWCK-FM|
WFBE (95.1 FM, "Nash FM 95-1") is a radio station broadcasting a country music format. Licensed to Flint, Michigan, it first began broadcasting in 1953. Its studios are located south of the Flint city limits in Mundy Township and its transmitter is south of Flint in Burton.
The station was owned by the Flint Board of Education whose studios were on the campus of Flint Central High School for many years.
The format was a public station which also consisted of news and education which also served the Flint Public Schools.
WFBE is sold
In 1997, The Flint Board of Education was in a serious budget shortfall and could no longer afford to maintain the station. With many callers upset of the possible sale of this public outlet, neverless, 95.1 was sold to Liggett Communications of Lansing. Unlike most non-commercial radio stations, WFBE operated on a commercial frequency.
The format was changed to the current format and "B-95" branding. Liggett would move the studios to Miller Road before being purchased by Rainbow Radio. Citadel Broadcasting would purchase B95 from Rainbow Radio in February 2000.
Originally located on Flint Board of Education property—first the Oak Grove Campus then Flint Central High School, the station vacated the high school when new transmitting facilities became operational in 2010 at the co-owned transmitting facilities of WTRX. The old broadcast tower was taken down on October of that year.
On February 3, 2014 WFBE along with 9 other Cumulus owned country music stations, made the switch to going under the Nash FM branding.
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