WCFR Your Hometown Classic Hits is pleased to announce that we have improved our FM coverage to include larger parts of Windsor County, Vermont, and Sullivan County New Hampshire.
WCFR is an AM station with 5,000 watts daytime and 23 watts nighttime on 1480 Khz. and was granted an FM translator on 106.5 Mhz. back in the early 2000s as part of the FCC’s AM Improvement Program. An FM Translator is not the same as a full-power FM station and it is intended to reach the same geographic area that the AM signal reaches. Previously the translator operated from the AM tower site on Craigue Hill in Springfield with a power of 250 watts. The signal covered Springfield and Weathersfield, Vermont but was blocked from Chester, Ludlow, Reading, West Windsor, Windsor, and areas in New Hampshire the AM covered.
WCFR applied to have the translator moved to a tower on Cherry Hill at a higher altitude and with a more efficient directional antenna. The Federal Communications Commission approved the application and granted the new license in June of 2023.
The new signal from our Cherry Hill site has improved coverage of Springfield, Vermont, and now includes coverage of Chester, Londonderry, Rockingham, Bellows Falls, Perkinsville, Weathersfield,
Windsor, Reading, South Woodstock in Vermont as well as Charlestown, Claremont, Cornish, Kellyville, Newport, Unity, and Plainfield in New Hampshire.
WCFR looks forward to continuing to serve the communities we reach on both Frequencies. And with the recent flooding, we offer any and all help to the communities affected by the recent storm, Most notably the Town of Ludlow.
WCFR is locally owned and operated by Sugar River Media, LLC of Lebanon, NH which also owns 6 other radio stations covering from New London, NH to Randolph, VT.
WCFR first signed on the air in 1952 as WNBX and at one time operated full power 3,000-watt WCFR-FM on 93.5 Mhz. That FM station was sold in the early 2000s and moved to Keene, NH.
WCFR is a Classic Hits music format, featuring pop music from 1974-1990. Local news is broadcast in the morning and evening along with sports updates, weather, special features on business, health, and living from the CBS Radio Network as well as the Boston Red Sox and the