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|Broadcast area||New Haven/Bridgeport, Connecticut|
HD2: 100.9 The Beat
|Slogan||FM/HD1: Connecticut's Number One Hit Music Station|
HD2: New Haven's Hip Hop & R&B
HD3: New Haven's News, Weather & Traffic Station
|Frequency||101.3 MHz (also on HD Radio)|
|Translator(s)||100.9 W265DB, Millbrook (relays HD2)|
|First air date||February 10, 1969|
|Format||FM/HD1: Top 40 (CHR)|
HD2: Mainstream Urban
HD3: WELI simulcast
|HAAT||279 meters (915 ft)|
|Former callsigns||WKCI (October 17, 1966-February 6, 1980)|
WKCI-FM (February 6-December 1, 1980)
WKCI (December 1, 1980-November 8, 2001)F.C.C.'s history cards for WKCI-FM, retrieved March 25, 2018.F.C.C.'s callsign history for WKCI-FM, retrieved March 25, 2018.
|Owner||iHeartMedia, Inc. |
(CC Licenses, LLC)
HD2: 100.9 The Beat
WKCI-FM (101.3 MHz, "KC101") is a commercial FM radio station broadcasting a Top 40 (CHR) format. Licensed to the suburb of Hamden, Connecticut, it serves the New Haven/Bridgeport, Connecticut area. The station is owned by iHeartMedia.
The studios are located in Radio Towers Park on Benham Street in Hamden, Connecticut. WKCI-FM transmits a full Class B signal, broadcasting at 12,000 watts from a 625-foot tower (The equivalent of 50,000 watts at 500 feet). The transmitter is on Madmare Mountain in Hamden, Connecticut near the Channel 8 WTNH transmitter site (where WKCI-FM formerly transmitted from until moving to this tower in 2003).
WKCI-FM began broadcasts in HD Radio in December 2004. Its HD2 signal airs a mainstream urban format, providing a second option to WZMX, and is simulcast on FM translator W265DB at 100.9 MHz, known as "100.9 The Beat." 100.9 The Beat signed on the air at 12:00 a.m. on June 23, 2015. The HD-3 signal simulcasts sister station 960 AM WELI, which airs a talk radio format. iHeartMedia, Inc.. also owns a talk station in Waynesboro, Virginia which shares the call sign WKCI at AM 970.
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