WRFK (FM)

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WRFK
WRFK (FM) logo.png
City of license Barre, Vermont
Broadcast area Central Vermont
Branding 107.1 Frank FM
Slogan "Central Vermont's #1 For Classic Hits"
Frequency 107.1 MHz
First air date August 5, 1974 (1974-08-05) (as WORK)[1]
Format Classic Hits
ERP 3,900 watts
HAAT 125 meters (410 feet)
Class A
Facility ID 34810
Transmitter coordinates 44°09′30″N 72°28′46″W / 44.15833°N 72.47944°W / 44.15833; -72.47944 (WRFK)
Callsign meaning W R FranK
Former callsigns WORK (1974–2012)
Owner Great Eastern Radio, LLC
Sister stations WSNO, WWFY
Webcast Listen Live
Website frankvermont.com

WRFK (107.1 FM, "Frank FM") is a radio station licensed to serve Barre, Vermont. Established in 1974, the station is owned by Jeffrey Shapiro's Great Eastern Radio. It airs a classic hits format.

History[edit]

The station signed on August 5, 1974[1] as WORK.[2] It was originally owned by Robert Kimel, who also owned WSNO in Barre and WWSR AM-FM in St. Albans, and programmed a top 40 format.[3] Kimel sold WORK and WSNO to Bull Moose Broadcasting in 1997;[4] two years later, the stations were purchased by Vox Radio Group.[5] Nassau Broadcasting Partners acquired most of Vox's northern New England radio stations in 2004,[6] and changed WORK's format to classic hits on September 15, 2006.[7]

WORK, along with 29 other Nassau stations in northern New England, was purchased at bankruptcy auction by Carlisle Capital Corporation, a company controlled by Bill Binnie (owner of WBIN-TV in Derry, New Hampshire), on May 22, 2012. The station, and 12 of the other stations, were then acquired by Vertical Capital Partners, controlled by Jeff Shapiro.[8][9] On November 14, 2012, the call letters changed to WRFK.[10] The deal was completed on November 30, 2012.[11] The Vertical Capital Partners stations were transferred to Shapiro's existing Great Eastern Radio group on January 1, 2013.[12][13]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Broadcasting & Cable Yearbook 1999 (PDF). 1999. p. D-455. Retrieved November 15, 2012. 
  2. ^ "For the Record" (PDF). Broadcasting. February 11, 1974. Retrieved November 15, 2012. 
  3. ^ Broadcasting Yearbook 1975 (PDF). 1975. p. C-195. Retrieved November 15, 2012. 
  4. ^ Fybush, Scott (January 26, 1997). "Back From the Dead...". North East RadioWatch. Retrieved November 15, 2012. 
  5. ^ Fybush, Scott (April 2, 1999). "The Eagle Has Crash-Landed". North East RadioWatch. Retrieved November 15, 2012. 
  6. ^ "Nassau Will Buy 10 Vox Stations in New England". Radio World. March 16, 2004. Retrieved November 15, 2012. 
  7. ^ "Top 40 WORK Flips To Frank-FM". All Access. September 18, 2006. Retrieved November 15, 2012. 
  8. ^ "Carlisle Capital Corp. Wins Bidding For Rest Of Nassau Stations". All Access. May 22, 2012. Retrieved May 22, 2012. 
  9. ^ Venta, Lance (May 22, 2012). "Nassau Broadcasting Auction Results". RadioInsight. Retrieved May 24, 2012.  (updated May 23, 2012)
  10. ^ "Call Sign History". FCC Media Bureau CDBS Public Access Database. 
  11. ^ Kitch, Michael (December 1, 2012). "Binnie closes on purchase of WLNH". Laconia Daily Sun. Retrieved December 1, 2012. 
  12. ^ "APPLICATION FOR CONSENT TO ASSIGN BROADCAST STATION CONSTRUCTION PERMIT OR LICENSE OR TO TRANSFER CONTROL OF ENTITY HOLDING BROADCAST STATION CONSTRUCTION PERMIT OR LICENSE". CDBS Public Access. Federal Communications Commission. December 11, 2012. Retrieved June 8, 2013. 
  13. ^ "Consummation Notice". CDBS Public Access. Federal Communications Commission. January 4, 2013. Retrieved June 8, 2013. 

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