WRBB (104.9 FM) is a radio station broadcasting a variety format. Licensed to Boston, Massachusetts, United States, it serves the Boston area, and is run by Northeastern students. The station is owned by Northeastern University and transmitted from Northeastern's campus.
|Broadcast area||Boston, Massachusetts|
|Slogan||"We dare you to listen."|
|First air date||December 13, 1962|
|ERP||19 watts, Stereo|
|HAAT||27 meters (89 ft)|
|Callsign meaning||Radio Back Bay|
The station went on the air on December 13, 1962, as WNEU, broadcasting only to a few dorms on campus. In 1970, the station then changed its call letters to WRBB and began broadcasting on 91.7 MHz. In 1982 the frequency changed to the current 104.9, due to interference from other stations and FCC rulings. Despite its signal coverage within Boston, its 104.9 frequency collides with nearby WBOQ, which covers the North Shore area.
In addition to variety of music played, all major Northeastern basketball, baseball and hockey games are also broadcast live on WRBB. It was one of the first college radio stations in the country to broadcast hip-hop music during the early 1980s.
- Official site
- WRBB Sports website
- Query the FCC's FM station database for WRBB
- Radio-Locator information on WRBB
- Query Nielsen Audio's FM station database for WRBB
- Current and past playlist on WRBB
- Student Activities records including info on WRBB
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