WEBN 102.7 FM is a Class B commercial mainstream rock radio station based in Cincinnati, Ohio. Its first air date is August 31, 1967. The area which broadcast this channel is Greater Cincinnati. The name of its brand is “1027 WEBN”. It uses 102.7 MHz frequency on the FM dial. Live sports coverage is its main feature.
The channel provides a “Mainstream Rock” format. The sub-channels HD2 uses “Alternative Rock” and HD3 “Mainstream Urban” format. The slogan of this station, “Cincinnati’s Rock Station and the home of the Kidd Chris show!” reflects its format. The station consumes 16,000 watts of power to run its programming.
Being an owner, iHeart Media (Citicasters Licenses Inc.) operates this station. WCKY, WKFS, WKRC, WLW, and WSAI are the sister stations of the channel. This station has an affiliation for Cincinnati Bengals, Radio Network, Premiere Networks, and Premium choice. The studios and transmitter of this channel are located in Cincinnati.
WEBN serves as the home of radio personality Christopher “Kidd Chris.” It broadcasts its transmission over three HD Radio channels. People can enjoy the station on FM translator stations W264BW Norwood at 100.7MHz, W272BY Cincinnati 102.3 MHz, and W292CO Middle town 106.3MHz. The meaning of the call letters of this channel is “WE Are Brute Force Cybernetics!”
History of WEBN 102.7 FM:
In the beginning, Frank Wood, Sr, was the owner of this station. The station broadcast classical music day times and jazz programs all night. WEBN is known as 1st ever FM radio station in America that on-air rock music. In 1973, WEBN moved to eastside’s Hyde Park Square that was known as “Hyde’s Meadow.” In 1988, it went towards Mount Adams and called “Frog’s Mountain.” Jacor bought a clear channel in 1999. Finally, in 2004, all Cincinnati Clear Channel stations moved to the northern neighborhood of Kenwood.
The station advertised products by “Brute Force Cybernetics.” It uses the logo of three monkeys having the theme of “see no evil, hear no evil, and speak no evil.” The channel broadcasts tongue-in-cheek “ads” for BFC “products” are Cultured Truffle Franchises, negative-Calorie Cookies, Portable Hole, Precognitive Scanner, Stereo-Vision and Voice Equalization Ampules.
Main Local Artists:
The famous local bands of the station are The Raisins and Wheels. They organized album projects that focused on rock performances. It plays folk, jazz, and novelty songs. Eleven projects of WEBN were released in the 1970s and 1980s.
The Kidd Chris show, Shroomm, Sixx Sense, Native Noise, The Side Show Countdown, and DZL are major shows of this channel.
Kidd Chris, Aly, Meat, Dubs, Nudge, and Shromm are familiar hosts of this station.
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