WINE (AM)

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WINE
WINE (AM) Radio logo.jpg
CityBrookfield, Connecticut
Broadcast areaGreater Danbury
Frequency940 kHz
BrandingSportsradio 940
Programming
FormatSports
AffiliationsCBS Sports Radio
Ownership
OwnerTownsquare Media
(Townsquare Media Danbury License, LLC)
History
First air date
1964; 57 years ago (1964)
Technical information
Licensing authority
FCC
Facility ID15389
ClassD
Power
  • 680 watts day
  • 4 watts night
Transmitter coordinates
41°29′35″N 73°25′45″W / 41.49306°N 73.42917°W / 41.49306; -73.42917Coordinates: 41°29′35″N 73°25′45″W / 41.49306°N 73.42917°W / 41.49306; -73.42917
Links
Public license information
Profile
LMS
WebcastListen live
Websitewww.940sportsradio.com

WINE (940 AM) is a radio station broadcasting a sports format. Licensed to Brookfield, Connecticut, United States, it serves the Danbury area. The station is owned by Townsquare Media. In the 1970s and early 1980s WINE was a Top 40 station. As the audience migrated to the FM band, WINE became a full-service adult contemporary station.

In the 1990s WINE became part of an all-news network that included WNLK, which both became newstalk a few years later. After being sold to Cumulus, WINE spent a few years as a nostalgia station, along with now Defunct sister station WPUT in Brewster, New York. Both became part of ESPN Radio 24/7 but switched to CBS Sports Radio on January 2, 2013. WINE's nighttime signal is very weak at 4 watts. WPUT operated daytime only.

WINE's longtime competitor is 800 AM WLAD in Danbury. WLAD is now a newstalk station. WINE's FM sister station is rock station, WRKI, as well as Patterson, New York's WDBY, which has a booster station in Danbury.

In December 2012, WPUT and WINE became CBS Sports Radio's 940SportsRadio[1]

On August 30, 2013, a deal was announced in which Townsquare Media would acquire 53 Cumulus stations, including WINE, for $238 million. The deal was part of Cumulus' acquisition of Dial Global; Townsquare and Dial Global were both controlled by Oaktree Capital Management.[2][3] The sale to Townsquare was completed on November 14, 2013.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ bobsblitz.com-Brandon Tierney's CBS Sports Morning Show will air on...WINE 940 & WPUT 1510
  2. ^ "Official: Cumulus Buys Dial Global, Spins Some Stations To Townsquare; Peak Stations Sold To Townsquare, Fresno Spun To Cumulus". All Access. August 30, 2013. Retrieved August 30, 2013.
  3. ^ "Cumulus Makes Dial Global And Townsquare Deals Official". RadioInsight. August 30, 2013. Retrieved August 30, 2013.
  4. ^ "Cumulus-Townsquare-Peak Deal Closes". All Access. November 15, 2013. Retrieved November 16, 2013.

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