|Broadcast area||Central Maryland
|Branding||"Free Country 99.9 WFRE"|
|Slogan||Frederick's Free Country|
|Frequency||99.9 MHz (also on HD Radio)|
|First air date||1961|
HD2: Rockin' Country
|Callsign meaning||FREE, as in Free Country or Free State or FREderick, Maryland|
(Aloha Station Trust, LLC (As Trustee))
WFRE (99.9 FM) is a radio station located in Frederick, Maryland, in the United States. It plays Country music and is owned by iHeartMedia along with its sister station 930 WFMD. Despite the station being located approximately 45 miles (72 kilometers) away from the two closest major cities (Baltimore, Maryland and Washington, D.C.), its strong signal (7,600 watts) reaches both major markets.
The WFRE call sign can mean either "Free Country" which is WFRE's branding or "Free State", which is one of the state's nicknames because Maryland never passed a prohibition enforcement act in the 1920s.
Along with analog, WFRE broadcasts in HD Radio simulcasting in digital quality on HD-1, and a rocking country music feed on HD-2.
WFRE along with its sister station WFMD were put into a trust by owner Clear Channel Communications with the intention to sell the stations. Today these two stations are in a trust under the name "Aloha Station Trust, LLC".
- Official website
- Query the FCC's FM station database for WFRE
- Radio-Locator information on WFRE
- Query Nielsen Audio's FM station database for WFRE
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