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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.

WBEC-FM
WBEC (AM) logo.jpg
CityPittsfield, Massachusetts
BrandingLive 95-9
Slogan"The Berkshire's Hit Music Station"
Frequency95.9 MHz
First air date1975 (1975)
FormatTop 40
ERP1,000 watts
HAAT170 meters (560 ft)
ClassA
Facility ID71437
Transmitter coordinates42°24′43″N 73°17′02″W / 42.412°N 73.284°W / 42.412; -73.284Coordinates: 42°24′43″N 73°17′02″W / 42.412°N 73.284°W / 42.412; -73.284
Former callsignsWGRG-FM (1975–1977)
WUPE(-FM) (1977–2006)
WMNB (April–May 2006)
OwnerTownsquare Media
(Townsquare Media Pittsfield License, LLC)
Sister stationsWBEC, WNAW, WSBS, WUPE, WUPE-FM
WebcastListen Live
Websitelive959.com

In August 2013, Gamma Broadcasting reached a deal to sell its Berkshire County radio stations, including WBEC-FM, to Reed Miami Holdings;[1] the sale was canceled on December 30, 2013.[2] In October 2016, Gamma agreed to sell its stations to Galaxy Communications;[3] that sale also fell through, and in 2017 the stations were acquired by Townsquare Media.[4]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Western Massachusetts Cluster Sold". All Access. August 23, 2013. Retrieved August 29, 2013.
  2. ^ Venta, Lance (January 14, 2014). "Pittsfield Cluster Sale Withdrawn". RadioInsight. Retrieved March 30, 2014.
  3. ^ Venta, Lance (October 17, 2016). "Galaxy Communications Acquires Pittsfield Cluster". RadioInsight. Retrieved April 19, 2017.
  4. ^ Venta, Lance (July 18, 2017). "Townsquare Media Acquires Six In Massachusetts". RadioInsight. Retrieved November 14, 2017.

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