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WRCH Lite100.5FM logo.jpg
City New Britain, Connecticut
Broadcast area Hartford, Connecticut
Branding Lite 100.5 WRCH
Slogan Southern New England's At Work Station
The Christmas Music Station (Nov.-Dec.)
Frequency 100.5 MHz (also on HD Radio)
First air date July 1, 1968 (1968-07-01)[1]
Format FM/HD1: Adult Contemporary
Christmas music (Nov.-Dec.)
HD2: Smooth Jazz
HD3: WEEI-FM (Lawrence/Boston) simulcast
ERP 7,500 watts
HAAT 381 meters
Class B
Facility ID 1910
Transmitter coordinates 41°42′14″N 72°49′55″W / 41.704°N 72.832°W / 41.704; -72.832Coordinates: 41°42′14″N 72°49′55″W / 41.704°N 72.832°W / 41.704; -72.832
Callsign meaning W Radio Connecticut Hartford or RiCH music
Owner Entercom
(CBS Radio Stations Inc.)
Sister stations WTIC, WTIC-FM, WZMX
Webcast Listen Live
Website wrch.radio.com

WRCH is a radio station in the Hartford, Connecticut, United States area and broadcasts at 100.5 FM with an Adult Contemporary format. Its transmitter is located on Rattlesnake Mountain on the WTIC-TV tower, and a backup transmitter in "Radio Park" behind the Connecticut School of Broadcasting (its former studio location), and studios and offices located at 10 Executive Drive in Farmington, Connecticut. Its "Pillow Talk" program on weekday evenings features a Soft Adult Contemporary format.

WRCH offers smooth jazz programming on its HD2 sub-channel, and also offers on its HD3 sub-channel a simulcast of sports talk-formatted WEEI-FM from Boston.[2]

On February 2, 2017, CBS Radio announced it would merge with Entercom.[3] The merger was approved on November 9, 2017, and was consummated on the 17th.[4][5] The only current effect from the merger was the switch of the HD3 simulcast from the now-Beasley controlled WBZ-FM (which moved to WRCH-HD3 from the HD3 sub-channel of WTIC-FM in 2016) to Entercom's competitor WEEI-FM.

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  1. ^ Broadcasting & Cable Yearbook 1999 (PDF). 1999. p. D-79. Retrieved April 23, 2017. 
  2. ^ http://hdradio.com/station_guides/widget.php?id=50 HD Radio Guide for Hartford-New Britain & Middletown, Connecticut
  3. ^ CBS Radio to Merge with Entercom
  4. ^ "Entercom Receives FCC Approval for Merger with CBS Radio". Entercom. November 9, 2017. Retrieved November 17, 2017. 
  5. ^ Venta, Lance (November 17, 2017). "Entercom Completes CBS Radio Merger". Radio Insight. Retrieved November 17, 2017.