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City of license Ridgefield, Connecticut
Branding Oldies 850
Frequency 850 AM kHz in AM stereo
First air date March 15, 1985
Format Oldies
Power 2,500 watts (daytime only)
Class D
Facility ID 66327
Transmitter coordinates 41°17′27″N 73°29′16″W / 41.29083°N 73.48778°W / 41.29083; -73.48778
Callsign meaning RidgEField
Former callsigns WVFR, WREE[1]
Affiliations The True Oldies Channel (ABC Radio)
Owner The Berkshire Broadcasting Corp.
Sister stations WLAD, WDAQ
Webcast Listen Live

WREF (850 AM, "Oldies 850") is a radio station licensed to serve Ridgefield, Connecticut, United States, and its surrounding areas. The station is one of a trio of radio stations owned by Berkshire Broadcasting Corporation. These stations include 800 AM WLAD and 98.3 FM WDAQ. WREF airs an automated, satellite-fed Oldies music format in the form of the ABC Radio Networks syndicated "Scott Shannon's True Oldies Channel".[2][3] WREF is the Flagship Station of that format.

Notably, WREF is one of a small handful of Connecticut AM radio stations to continue transmitting in C-QUAM AM-Stereo.

The station has been assigned the WREF call letters by the Federal Communications Commission since January 18, 1984.[1]


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