The Full Wiki

WAEB-FM: Wikis

Advertisements
  

Note: Many of our articles have direct quotes from sources you can cite, within the Wikipedia article! This article doesn't yet, but we're working on it! See more info or our list of citable articles.

Encyclopedia

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

WAEB-FM
B104allentown.jpg
City of license Allentown, Pennsylvania
Broadcast area Lehigh Valley
Branding B-104
Slogan "Today's Hit Music"
Frequency 104.1 (MHz) (also on HD Radio)
104.1-2 for "Just Picked Hits" New Top 40 music (HD Radio)
First air date 1961
Format CHR/Pop
Language English
ERP 19,500 watts[1]
HAAT 152 meters
Class B
Facility ID 14372
Transmitter coordinates 40°43′13″N 75°35′44″W / 40.72028°N 75.59556°W / 40.72028; -75.59556
Callsign meaning W Allentown, Easton, Bethlehem
Former callsigns WXKW
Owner Clear Channel
(Capstar TX Limited Partnership)
Sister stations WAEB (AM), WSAN, WZZO
Webcast Listen Live
Website www.b104.com

WAEB-FM, commonly known as "B104", is a CHR/Pop radio station located in Allentown, Pennsylvania, in the Lehigh Valley region of Pennsylvania, in the United States and owned by Clear Channel Communications. WAEB-FM broadcasts at 104.1 MHz FM.

Contents

History

WAEB-FM signed on in 1961, initially simulcasting the Top 40 format airing on 790 WAEB. In the late 60s, WAEB FM separated from WAEB and went through several formats before eventually becoming a country music station known as WXKW.

In April 1985, the station reverted to the WAEB call letters and switched to a Soft Adult Contemporary format, playing a small amount of adult standards artists initially as well as a few new songs. The station was known as "Light FM 104 WAEB-FM" and it was a "niche" format meant to compete with 100.7 WFMZ (which was easy listening at the time) and 96.1 WLEV (which was an automated/live assist "Hot AC.")

By the early part of 1986, WAEB FM had evolved to more of a mainstream adult contemporary format. By the late part of 1986, the station was phasing out the "Light" name and became "104 AEB-FM," and the music mix changed to a "heavily dayparted" AC/CHR mix without the hype.

On January 26 1987, the day known as when "the records went away," the station switched to a Contemporary Hit Radio format and became "The World's First Laser Hit Station"-"Laser 104.1 FM", aptly named because 90% percent of the music (when available) was played on CD. One remnant of the station's "Laser Days" is at Dorney Park & Wildwater Kingdom, where back in 1987, their "Colossus" steel roller coaster was renamed "The Laser." B104's Competes with WIOQ,WRDW,and WKRZ,

In 1991, 104.1 gradually downplayed the "Laser" moniker and indentified themselves as "104.1 WAEB-FM." In September of that year, after "Hot 99.9 WHXT" in Easton switched to "Oldies 99.9 WODE", WAEB-FM's transition to "B" day was complete as the station became known as "B-104." The station's transmitter is located in Whitehall, Pennsylvania.

On Air

Advertisements

Weekdays

  • Cramer & Kelly and the B104 Morning Show (Weekdays 5am - 9am)
  • Bob Hauer - News Anchor
  • Steve Mittman - Traffic
  • Laura Cramer (Weekdays 9am - 11am)
  • On Air with Ryan Seacrest (Weekdays 11am - 3pm)
  • Eric Chase (Weekdays 3pm - 7pm)
    • The Party at 5 with Eric Chase (5pm - 6pm)
  • Cap Cee (Weeknights 7pm - Midnight)
    • B104's Most Requested (8pm - 9pm)

Saturday

  • Aaron Clark (12am - 6am)
  • Best of Cramer & Kelly (6am - 9am)
  • Eric Chase (9am - 11am)
  • Josh Guers (11am - 3pm)
  • Sue Rauch (3pm - 7pm)
  • Open House Party (7pm - Midnight)

Sunday

  • Lars Holland (12am - 6am)
  • FOX All Access (6am - 8am)
  • Outlook with Dan Holzman (8:30am - 9am)
  • Laura Cramer (9am - Noon)
  • Sue Rauch (12pm - 6pm)
  • American Top 40 (6pm - 10pm)
  • Dawson McAllister Live (10pm - 1am)

Playlist

B104 plays top 40 tracks, with extreme, repetitive airplay of the most recent top 40 songs, while adding in some rhythmic and R&B artists such as Drake, Kanye West, T.I., Jeremih, Lil Wayne, Pitbull, Keri Hilson, Ne-Yo, Black Eyed Peas, Sean Kingston, Flo Rida, Jay-Z and others.

B104 has also been spotlighting a local band, the Sandlot Heroes, song "Out of My Hands."

See also

References

External links


Advertisements






Got something to say? Make a comment.
Your name
Your email address
Message