|City||Manchester, New Hampshire|
|Broadcast area||Merrimack Valley|
|Slogan||"More Stimulating Talk Radio"|
|Frequency||1370 kHz 95.7-3 FM WZID-FM HD3 (HD Radio)|
|Translator(s)||W260CF 99.9 Mhz FM|
|First air date||March 1, 1932|
|Affiliations||CBS Radio News|
(Saga Communications of New England, LLC)
|Sister stations||WZID, WMLL|
WFEA (1370 AM 99.9 FM) is a talk radio station in Manchester, New Hampshire. The studios for WFEA are at 500 N. Commercial St. in Manchester, and its transmitter is located in Merrimack, at the original studio building location.
WFEA operates with a directional pattern both day and night. One of the towers in the array is the famous diamond-shaped "Blaw-Knox", a smaller version of another famous Blaw Knox tower, that of WLW in Cincinnati, Ohio. WFEA is owned by Saga Communications, which also owns WZID and WMLL. WFEA is simulcast on sister station WZID HD-3, and on recently purchased translator W260CF, broadcasting from Mt. Uncanoonuc in Goffstown.
WFEA has been broadcasting continuously since 9:00 a.m. on March 1, 1932, making it New Hampshire's oldest radio station. It has always had the same call letters. During its long life, WFEA has had 10 owners. Saga Communications of New England LLC has operated WFEA since April 1991.
Over the years, WFEA had a diversified format evolving into Top 40 in the early 1960s. The format evolved into more of a Hot AC format by the mid-1980s and a straight Adult Contemporary format by 1989. In 1990, the adult contemporary format was dropped in favor of a satellite delivered Adult Standards format. WFEA flipped to talk in February 2015.
Until February 2015, WFEA employed an Adult Standards syndicated format known as "America's Best Music". Heard on WFEA were such artists as Frank Sinatra, Tony Bennett, The Carpenters, Dionne Warwick, Barry Manilow, Neil Diamond, Elvis Presley, Barbra Streisand, Nat "King" Cole and others.
WFEA had broadcast the Manchester Wolves arena football league games before the team folded at the end of the 2009 season, and the University of New Hampshire Sports Network covering football, hockey, basketball, etc.
- WFEA official website
- Query the FCC's AM station database for WFEA
- Radio-Locator Information on WFEA
- Query Nielsen Audio's AM station database for WFEA
- Query the FCC's FM station database for W260CF
- Radio-Locator information on W260CF
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