WNOE-FM
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Broadcast areaNew Orleans metropolitan area
Frequency101.1 MHz (HD Radio)
Branding101.1 WNOE
Programming
FormatCountry music
SubchannelsHD2: WODT simulcast (Black Information Network, News)
Ownership
Owner
KVDU, WODT, WQUE-FM, WRNO-FM, WYLD, WYLD-FM
History
First air date
September 15, 1968
Call sign meaning
Former governor and station owner James A. NOE
Technical information
Facility ID58394
ClassC0
ERP100,000 watts
HAAT306 meters (1,004 ft)
Links
WebcastListen Live
Websitehttps://wnoe.iheart.com/

WNOE-FM (101.1 FM) is a country music station based in New Orleans, Louisiana. The iHeartMedia outlet broadcasts at 101.1 MHz with an ERP of 100 kW. Its current slogan is "New Orleans Country Station." Its transmitter is located in New Orleans' East Area, and its studios are located downtown.

History

WNOE's alumni of jocks include Eddie Edwards, Christina Kelley, Kenneth "Jack The Cat" Elliott, Jim Stewart, Frank Jolley, Johnny "The White Eagle" Stevens, Bill Stewart, The Twins Tom and Paul Collins, Gary Guthrie (AKA "Trigger Black" and "Max Bozeaux" on WNOE-AM), Don Wade, Bobby Reno, Hugh "Captain Humble" Dillard, Mitch McCracken, Doug Christian, Russ Boney, Cherie "The Oldies" Sweetheart, Michael Copaz, with C.C. Courtney and Buzz Bennett.

WNOE-FM, whose AM sister station had been a legendary Heritage Top 40 station during the 1950s, 1960s, and 1970s, was best known in its own right as an AOR outlet in the 1970s. (Phil Hendrie was an airstaffer during that time.) It flipped to country music on August 14, 1980.

In 2011 WNOE-FM saw a resurgence in ratings and activity under Program Director Don Gosselin working closely with Nashville labels and concert promoters to increase country concerts. In 2012, WNOE-FM sponsored its anniversary show with the Brothers of the Sun Tour starring Kenny Chesney and Tim McGraw. In 2013, the anniversary show featured Jason Aldean who chose New Orleans as his annual "Concert for a Cure" and donated $575,000 to the Susan G. Komen New Orleans affiliate.

Since 2011, WNOE-FM has also raised over $4 million for the St. Jude Children's Hospital through Dream Home auctions, annual Radiothons, and various other fundraising events. WNOE-FM was the recipient of the St. Jude "Dream Home National Campaign of the Year" in 2012.

Coordinates: 29°58′59″N 89°57′11″W / 29.983°N 89.953°W / 29.983; -89.953