WREH

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WREH
City Cypress Quarters, Florida
Broadcast area Okeechobee County, Florida
Branding Reach FM
Slogan Talk, Truth, and Tunes...
Frequency 90.5 MHz
First air date 2004 (2004)[1]
Last air date February 10, 2017 (2017-02-10)[2]
Format Defunct, was Religious
ERP 100,000 watts
HAAT 76 meters
Class C1
Transmitter coordinates 27°20′53″N 80°57′04″W / 27.348°N 80.951°W / 27.348; -80.951Coordinates: 27°20′53″N 80°57′04″W / 27.348°N 80.951°W / 27.348; -80.951
Owner Reach Communications

WREH (Reach FM) was a 100,000-watt FM station, broadcasting on frequency 90.5 MHz FM. Its city of license was Cypress Quarters in Okeechobee County, Florida. The station went on the air in 2004.[1] Reach Communications, ReachFM's parent company, was formed in association with Calvary Chapel of Fort Lauderdale, Florida. When it was active, ReachFM's programming was geared towards a diverse active Christian audience. According to its website, WREH's last day of programming was March 30, 2016.[3] On February 15, 2017, Reach Communications informed the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) that WREH had ceased broadcasting on February 10;[2] that April, it surrendered the station's license.[4]

Translators[edit]

ReachFM was heard throughout the state of Florida on more than 40 community stations:

Call sign Frequency
(MHz)
City of license ERP
W
Class FCC info
W298AM 107.5 Aurora, Florida 13 D FCC
W220DQ 91.9 Belle Glade, Florida 13 D FCC
W241AX 96.1 Boca Raton, Florida 13 D FCC
W246BT 97.1 Clermont, Florida 27 D FCC
W275AX 102.9 Fort Meade, Florida 27 D FCC
W244BJ 96.7 Frostproof, Florida 19 D FCC
W282BG 104.3 Grant, Florida 40 D FCC
W243AR 96.5 Lehigh Acres, Florida 28 D FCC
W233AP 94.5 Oakland Park, Florida 27 D FCC
W273BR 102.5 Palm Coast, Florida 10 D FCC
W214BV 90.7 Port Charlotte, Florida 10 D FCC
W236AO 95.1 Port St. Lucie, Florida 13 D FCC
W244BK 96.7 Twentymile Bend, Florida 80 D FCC
W220DZ 91.9 Wesley Chapel, Florida 8 D FCC
W299AU 107.7 Zolfo Springs, Florida 19 D FCC

The station's programming could also have been heard on four full power FM radio digital subchannels in Florida:

  • WWJK-HD2 107.3 Green Cove Springs (Jacksonville)
  • WMGE-HD2 94.9 Miami - Fort Lauderdale
  • WRUM-HD2 100.3 Orlando
  • WKGR-HD2 98.7 Wellington (West Palm Beach)

Sale of translators[edit]

It was announced on July 2, 2012 that Reach Communications is selling the following translators to Beasley Broadcasting for $150,000, which will serve as rebroadcasters for WWCN 770 ESPN:[5]

Call sign Frequency
(MHz)
City of license ERP
W
Class FCC info
W268AH 101.5 Bonita Springs, Florida 10 D FCC
W251AL 98.1 Fort Myers, Florida 80 D FCC
W286AK 105.1 Naples, Florida 19 D FCC

These translators now serve as repeaters for WRXK-FM HD2 (going by the slogan The Link) along with the following translator:[6]

Call sign Frequency
(MHz)
City of license ERP
W
Class FCC info
W243BM 96.5 Suncoast Estates, Florida 26 D FCC

Some translators were sold to Clear Channel (now iHeartMedia), which may spark rumors that Reach FM will sell all of its remaining translators to iHeartMedia.

  • In Orlando, W283AN was sold to iHeartMedia and changed formats into an urban contemporary-formatted, "104.5 The Beat".
  • In Tampa, 88.3 moved to 99.1 and became one of the affiliates for classic rock-formatted "Thunder Tampa Bay" along with W290BJ and W233AV, while 89.3 which moved to 99.9 became branded as "ALT 99.9" and converted to an alternative formatted station. However, after many complaints from WXJB, due to interference, W207BU switched frequencies from 99.9 to 100.3, and rebranded as alternative-formatted "ALT 100.3".
  • In Miami, W228BV moved to 93.5 and converted into a country formatted station, "93.5 The Bull"
Call sign Frequency
(MHz)
City of license ERP
W
Class FCC info
W283AN 104.5 Altamonte Springs, Florida 10 D FCC
W202CB 88.3 (now 99.1) Bayonet Point, Florida 27 D FCC
W207BU 89.3 (now 100.3) Bayonet Point, Florida 10 D FCC
W228BV 94.5 (now 93.5) Fort Lauderdale, Florida 80 D FCC
W233AV 94.5 Gulfport, Florida 10 D FCC

One translator got sold to Beasley Media Group in November 2014 and now is a repeater for WSBR on 740 AM.

Call sign Frequency
(MHz)
City of license ERP
W
Class FCC info
W245BC 96.9 Lauderdale Lakes, Florida 67 D FCC

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Broadcasting & Cable Yearbook 2009 (PDF). 2009. p. D-132. Retrieved April 24, 2017. 
  2. ^ a b "Notification of Suspension of Operations / Request for Silent STA". CDBS Public Access. Federal Communications Commission. February 10, 2017. Retrieved April 24, 2017. 
  3. ^ Reach FM's website, accessed June 22, 2016
  4. ^ McLaughlin, Christine (April 18, 2017). "Re: WREH(FM), Cypress Quarters, FL (FIN: 93423)" (PDF). CDBS Public Access. Federal Communications Commission. Retrieved April 24, 2017. 
  5. ^ Border Media Sells Austin Pair, Beasley Buys Ft. Myers-Naples Translators, All Access Music Group, July 2, 2012.
  6. ^ Beasley makes Fort Myers Changes Official, Radio Ink Magazine, June 17, 2013.

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