WBEC-FM (95.9 FM) is a Top 40 station in Pittsfield, Massachusetts. Its transmitter is located in Pittsfield, Massachusetts. From 1977–2006, the station was known as WUPE-FM. WUPE began operations in 1977 as a top 40 station which evolved to soft adult contemporary and then oldies. After oldies, the WUPE-FM call sign and format were moved to 100.1 FM. From 1975–1977, the station was known as WGRG-FM, and programmed as progressive rock.
|Slogan||"The Berkshire's Hit Music Station"|
|First air date||1975|
|HAAT||170 meters (560 ft)|
|Former callsigns||WGRG-FM (1975–1977)|
WMNB (April–May 2006)
|Owner||Townsquare Media |
(Townsquare Media Pittsfield License, LLC)
|Sister stations||WBEC, WNAW, WSBS, WUPE, WUPE-FM|
In August 2013, Gamma Broadcasting reached a deal to sell its Berkshire County radio stations, including WBEC-FM, to Reed Miami Holdings; the sale was canceled on December 30, 2013. In October 2016, Gamma agreed to sell its stations to Galaxy Communications; that sale also fell through, and in 2017 the stations were acquired by Townsquare Media.
- "Western Massachusetts Cluster Sold". All Access. August 23, 2013. Retrieved August 29, 2013.
- Venta, Lance (January 14, 2014). "Pittsfield Cluster Sale Withdrawn". RadioInsight. Retrieved March 30, 2014.
- Venta, Lance (October 17, 2016). "Galaxy Communications Acquires Pittsfield Cluster". RadioInsight. Retrieved April 19, 2017.
- Venta, Lance (July 18, 2017). "Townsquare Media Acquires Six In Massachusetts". RadioInsight. Retrieved November 14, 2017.