This article needs additional citations for verification. Please help improve this article by adding citations to reliable sources. Unsourced material may be challenged and removed.Find sources: "WKCI-FM" – news · newspapers · books · scholar · JSTOR (October 2010) (Learn how and when to remove this template message)
KC 101 logo
Logo for 100.9 The Beat (WKCI-HD2)
Broadcast areaNew Haven; Hartford; Bridgeport, Connecticut
Frequency101.3 MHz (HD Radio)
FormatTop 40 (CHR)
First air date
February 10, 1969; 53 years ago (1969-02-10)
Former call signs
  • WDEE-FM (1965-1966, CP)
  • WKCI (October 1966-February 1980)
  • WKCI-FM (February–December 1980)
  • WKCI (December 1980-November 2001)
Technical information
Licensing authority
Facility ID11930
ERP12,000 watts
HAAT279 meters (915 ft)
Transmitter coordinates
41°26′02″N 72°56′42″W / 41.434°N 72.945°W / 41.434; -72.945Coordinates: 41°26′02″N 72°56′42″W / 41.434°N 72.945°W / 41.434; -72.945
Translator(s)HD2: 100.9 W265DB (Milbrook)
Public license information
WebcastListen Live
HD2: Listen Live

WKCI-FM (101.3 FM) is a commercial radio station broadcasting a Top 40 (CHR) format. Licensed to the suburb of Hamden, Connecticut, it serves the New Haven, Hartford, and Bridgeport areas. The station is owned by iHeartMedia.

The studios are in Radio Towers Park on Benham Street in Hamden, where it shares facilities with sister stations WELI and WAVZ. WKCI-FM transmits a full Class B signal, broadcasting with 12,000 watts[1] from a 915-foot (279 m) tower, the equivalent of 50,000 watts at 500 feet (150 m).[2] The station's transmitter is on Madmare Mountain in Hamden near the WTNH transmitter site (where WKCI-FM formerly transmitted from until moving to its current tower in 2003).[3]

Throughout the 1980s, WKCI was an affiliate of Rick Dees Weekly Top 40. WKCI-FM began broadcasts in HD Radio in December 2004.[4] Its HD2 signal airs a mainstream urban format, providing a second option to WZMX, and is simulcast on FM translator W265DB at 100.9 MHz, known as "100.9 The Beat."[5] 100.9 The Beat signed on the air at 12:00 a.m. on June 23, 2015. The HD3 signal simulcasts sister station 960 AM WELI, which airs a talk radio format. iHeartMedia, Inc.. also owns a talk station in Waynesboro, Virginia which shares the call sign WKCI at AM 970.


  1. ^ "WKCI-FM : Call Sign History". Retrieved 2016-02-28.
  2. ^ "Antenna Structure Registration 1216288". Retrieved 2016-02-28.
  3. ^ "CDBS Print". Retrieved 2016-02-28.
  4. ^ FCC Internet Services Staff. "Application Search Details". Retrieved 2016-02-28.
  5. ^ (June 23, 2015)