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Wcib

WCIB
City of license Falmouth, Massachusetts
Broadcast area Cape Cod
Branding Cool 102
Slogan "Classic Hits, Cool 102."
Frequency 101.9 MHz
First air date August 1970
Format Classic Hits
ERP 50,000 watts
HAAT 146 meters
Class B
Facility ID 2683
Callsign meaning Cape and Islands Broadcasting (original owners of station)
Owner iHeartMedia
Webcast Listen Live
Website cool102.com

WCIB (101.9 FM), known as "Cool 102", is a classic hits radio station licensed to Falmouth, Massachusetts, playing music from the 1960s through the 1980s. It is owned by iHeartMedia. Joe Rossetti and John Taylor are the morning show host talents. Matt Pitta provides news from sister station, WXTK. Tracy Lynn is the midday personality. Brad Martin is the PM drive host, as well as the group's Production Director. Kevin Matthews is WCIB's Vice President/Operations Director and Allison Makkay Davis is its Senior Vice President/Market Manager.

Contents

  • History 1
    • Signal reduction and coverage change 1.1
  • References 2
  • External links 3

History

The WCIB call letters stand for Cape and Islands Broadcasting, the original company that signed the station on in August 1970.

For several years, WCIB programmed a Top-40 format. But by late 1974, after losing the top-40 battle to WCOD, the station switched to an "Adult Gold" format

The station was later home to an Adult Contemporary format known as "Lite 102 WCIB", owned by Boston radio personality Larry Justice. After a short stint as "Country Thunder 101", the station was rebranded by its new owner, Al Makkay, as Cool 102, which quickly established itself as the market's ratings leader.

Makkay Broadcasting sold WCIB, with its sister stations WRZE and WCOD to Qantum Communications in 2003 for $32M.

On May 15, 2014, Qantum Communications announced that it would sell its 29 stations, including WCIB, to Clear Channel Communications (now known as iHeartMedia) for WALK AM-FM in Patchogue, New York as part of the sale of the WALK stations to Connoisseur Media.[1]

Signal reduction and coverage change

On August 6, 2014, Clear Channel filed a contingent application with WCIB, WBWL and WWBB in an effort to eliminate the directional pattern of WBWL in nearby Boston. The application, if approved, will call for the reduction of WCIB's signal from a full 50,000 watts down to 13,000 watts with a directional null towards Boston.[2]

References

  1. ^ Venta, Lance (May 15, 2014). "Qantum Sells To Clear Channel; Connoisseur Expands In Long Island". RadioInsight. Retrieved May 15, 2014. 
  2. ^ https://licensing.fcc.gov/cgi-bin/ws.exe/prod/cdbs/forms/prod/cdbsmenu.hts?context=25&appn=101643771&formid=301&fac_num=54568

External links

  • Cool 102 WCIB official website
  • Query the FCC's FM station database for WCIB
  • Radio-Locator information on WCIB
  • Query Nielsen Audio's FM station database for WCIB
  • Query the FCC's FM station database for W264BA

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