WNOE-FM

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WNOE-FM
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City of license New Orleans, Louisiana
Broadcast area New Orleans metropolitan area
Branding 101.1 WNOE
Slogan "New Orleans Country Station"
Frequency 101.1 MHz (also on HD Radio)
101.1 HD-2 for Classic Country
First air date September 15, 1968
Format Country
ERP 100,000 watts
HAAT 306 meters
Class C0
Facility ID 58394
Callsign meaning Former governor and station owner James A. NOE
Owner iHeartMedia, Inc.
Sister stations KVDU, WODT, WQUE-FM, WRNO-FM, WYLD, WYLD-FM
Webcast Listen Live
Website wnoe.com

WNOE-FM is a country music station based in New Orleans, Louisiana. The iHeartMedia, Inc. outlet broadcasts at 101.1 MHz with an ERP of 100 kW. Its current slogan is "New Orleans Country Station." The current weekday lineup consists of The Bobby Bones Show, 5–9 am; Mike Tyler, 9 am–2 pm; Eddie Edwards, 2–7 pm; Madison Reeves, 7 pm–midnight; and After MidNite with Cody Alan, midnight-5am. Its transmitter is located in New Orleans' East Area, and its studios are located downtown.

History[edit]

WNOE alumni include Ken Elliott, AKA Jack the Cat, Jim Stewart, Frank Jolley, Johnny "The White Eagle" Stevens, Bill Stewart, The Collins Twins Tom and Paul, Don Wade, Bobby Reno, Captain Humble aka Hugh Dillard , Doug Christian, Russ Boney, Cherie "The Oldies" Sweetheart, Michael Copaz, C C Courtney and Buzz Bennet.

WNOE-FM, whose AM sister station had been a legendary Heritage Top 40 station during the 1950s, 1960s, and 1970s, was best known in its own right as an AOR outlet in the 1970s. (Phil Hendrie was an airstaffer during that time.) It flipped to country music on August 14, 1980.

Since 2011, WNOE-FM has seen a resurgence in ratings and activity under Program Director Don Gosselin working closely with Nashville labels and concert promoters to increase country concerts. In 2012, WNOE-FM sponsored its anniversary show with the Brothers of the Sun Tour starring Kenny Chesney and Tim McGraw. In 2013, the anniversary show featured Jason Aldean who chose New Orleans as his annual "Concert for a Cure" and donated $575,000 to the Susan G. Komen New Orleans affiliate.

Since 2011, WNOE-FM has also raised over $4 million for the St. Jude Children's Hospital through Dream Home auctions, annual Radiothons, and various other fundraising events. WNOE-FM was the recipient of the St. Jude "Dream Home National Campaign of the Year" in 2012.

Other station awards include personality Eddie Edwards being inducted into the Country Radio Hall of Fame in Nashville in 2013 and PD Don Gosselin chosen as Large Market Program Director of the Year by Country Radio Seminar. Don Gosselin has also been named one of Radio Ink's "Top Country Program Directors".

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Coordinates: 29°58′59″N 89°57′11″W / 29.983°N 89.953°W / 29.983; -89.953