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KC 101 logo
Logo for 100.9 The Beat (WKCI-FM-HD2)
CityHamden, Connecticut
Broadcast areaNew Haven/Bridgeport, Connecticut
BrandingFM/HD1: KC101
HD2: 100.9 The Beat
SloganFM/HD1: Connecticut's Number One Hit Music Station
HD2: New Haven's Hip Hop & R&B
HD3: New Haven's News, Weather & Traffic Station
Frequency101.3 MHz (also on HD Radio)
Translator(s)100.9 W265DB, Millbrook (relays HD2)
First air dateFebruary 10, 1969
FormatFM/HD1: Top 40 (CHR)
HD2: Mainstream Urban
HD3: WELI simulcast
ERP12,000 watts
HAAT279 meters (915 ft)
Facility ID11930
Transmitter coordinates41°26′02″N 72°56′42″W / 41.434°N 72.945°W / 41.434; -72.945Coordinates: 41°26′02″N 72°56′42″W / 41.434°N 72.945°W / 41.434; -72.945
Former callsignsWKCI (October 17, 1966-February 6, 1980)
WKCI-FM (February 6-December 1, 1980)
WKCI (December 1, 1980-November 8, 2001)F.C.C.'s history cards for WKCI-FM, retrieved March 25, 2018.F.C.C.'s callsign history for WKCI-FM, retrieved March 25, 2018.
AffiliationsPremium Choice
OwneriHeartMedia, Inc.
(CC Licenses, LLC)
WebcastFM/HD1: [1]
HD2: [2]
HD3: [3]
WebsiteHD1: kc101
HD2: 100.9 The Beat

WKCI-FM (101.3 MHz, "KC101") is a commercial FM radio station broadcasting a Top 40 (CHR) format. Licensed to the suburb of Hamden, Connecticut, it serves the New Haven/Bridgeport, Connecticut area. The station is owned by iHeartMedia.

The studios are located in Radio Towers Park on Benham Street in Hamden, Connecticut. WKCI-FM transmits a full Class B signal, broadcasting at 12,000 watts[1] from a 915-foot tower (The equivalent of 50,000 watts at 500 feet).[2] The transmitter is on Madmare Mountain in Hamden, Connecticut near the Channel 8 WTNH transmitter site (where WKCI-FM formerly transmitted from until moving to this tower in 2003).[3]

WKCI-FM began broadcasts in HD Radio in December 2004.[4] Its HD2 signal airs a mainstream urban format, providing a second option to WZMX, and is simulcast on FM translator W265DB at 100.9 MHz, known as "100.9 The Beat."[5] 100.9 The Beat signed on the air at 12:00 a.m. on June 23, 2015. The HD-3 signal simulcasts sister station 960 AM WELI, which airs a talk radio format. iHeartMedia, Inc.. also owns a talk station in Waynesboro, Virginia which shares the call sign WKCI at AM 970.


  1. ^ "WKCI-FM : Call Sign History". Fccinfo.com. Retrieved 2016-02-28.
  2. ^ "Antenna Structure Registration 1216288". Fccinfo.com. Retrieved 2016-02-28.
  3. ^ "CDBS Print". Licensing.fcc.gov. Retrieved 2016-02-28.
  4. ^ FCC Internet Services Staff. "Application Search Details". Licensing.fcc.gov. Retrieved 2016-02-28.
  5. ^ radioinsight.com (June 23, 2015)

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