CityEveleth, Minnesota
Broadcast areaIron Range
Frequency97.9 MHz
Branding97.9 FM WEVE
FormatAdult contemporary
AffiliationsFox News Radio, Westwood One Bright AC
OwnerDuey E. Wright
(Midwest Communications, Inc.)
First air date
June 26, 1978[1]
Technical information
Facility ID29194
ERP100,000 watts
HAAT158 meters (518 ft)
Transmitter coordinates
47°35′53.00″N 92°13′26.00″W / 47.5980556°N 92.2238889°W / 47.5980556; -92.2238889
Translator(s)92.1 W221AU (Virginia)

WEVE-FM is a radio station on 97.9 FM in Eveleth, Minnesota. The station is programmed with an adult contemporary format targeted towards the 25-54 age group. Established in 1978, WEVE-FM is owned by Midwest Communications. Although the station broadcasts satellite-syndicated programming, it also features local on-air personalities and a full news staff.

On August 24, 2016, Midwest Communications announced that it was purchasing WEVE-FM from Red Rock Radio in a deal that included sister stations KQDS-FM in Duluth, WXXZ in Grand Marais, KAOD in Babbitt, and KGPZ in Coleraine, as well as translators W221AU, W252AN, and W288AI;[2] the sale was completed on December 31, 2016, at a purchase price of $5.625 million.[3]


WEVE's primary station coverage is augmented by two translators:

Broadcast translators of WEVE-FM
Call sign Frequency
City of license ERP
Class FCC info
W221AU 92.1 Virginia, Minnesota 7 D FCC FM Query


  1. ^ Broadcasting & Cable Yearbook 1999 (PDF). 1999. p. D-234. Retrieved April 20, 2017.
  2. ^ Krueger, Andrew (August 24, 2016). "KQDS-FM, four other Northland radio stations sold to new owner". Duluth News Tribune. Retrieved April 20, 2017.
  3. ^ "Consummation Notice". CDBS Public Access. Federal Communications Commission. January 4, 2017. Retrieved April 20, 2017.