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WNEK-FM logo.png
City Springfield, Massachusetts
Broadcast area Springfield, Massachusetts
Branding The Voice
Frequency 105.1 MHz
First air date February 17, 1976 (1976-02-17)[1]
Last air date April 1, 2014 (2014-04-01)
Format Educational
ERP 13 watts
HAAT -7 meters
Class D
Facility ID 71902
Transmitter coordinates 42°6′55.00″N 72°31′5.00″W / 42.1152778°N 72.5180556°W / 42.1152778; -72.5180556
Callsign meaning Western New England K(college)[2]
Former callsigns WTRZ (1976–1979)
Owner Western New England University
Webcast Listen Live
Website WNEK website

WNEK-FM (105.1 FM) was a radio station broadcasting an Educational format. Licensed to Springfield, Massachusetts, US, the station served as a student-run organization. The station was owned by Western New England University.[3][4] WNEK-FM went streaming on the internet on April 14, 2010. WNEK-FM did not file to renew its license by December 2, 2013; instead, on March 26, 2014, Western New England University informed the Federal Communications Commission that the station's license would be allowed to expire on April 1.[5][6] The station originally held the call sign WTRZ, named after Dean of Students Theodore R. Zern; it became WNEK-FM in 1979. Before its last presence on 105.1, WNEK (WTRZ) was located at 89.1, 97.5, and 99.7.


  1. ^ Broadcasting & Cable Yearbook 1999 (PDF). 1999. p. D-213. Retrieved April 29, 2017. 
  2. ^ "Call Letter Origins". Radio History on the Web. 
  3. ^ "WNEK-FM Facility Record". United States Federal Communications Commission, audio division. 
  4. ^ "WNEK-FM Station Information Profile". Arbitron. 
  5. ^ F.C.C. Daily Releases-April 1, 2014. Retrieved April 3, 2014.
  6. ^ Smith, Cheryl I. (March 26, 2014). "RE: Your file number BLED-19930405KA WNEK" (PDF). CDBS Public Access. Federal Communications Commission. Retrieved April 10, 2014. 

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