WREH
Cypress Quarters, Florida
Broadcast areaOkeechobee County, Florida
Frequency90.5 MHz
BrandingReach FM
Programming
FormatDefunct, was Religious
Ownership
OwnerReach Communications, Inc.
History
First air date
2004[1]
Last air date
February 10, 2017[2]
Technical information
ClassC1
ERP100,000 watts
HAAT76 meters
Transmitter coordinates
27°20′53″N 80°57′04″W / 27.348°N 80.951°W / 27.348; -80.951Coordinates: 27°20′53″N 80°57′04″W / 27.348°N 80.951°W / 27.348; -80.951

WREH (Reach FM) was a 100,000-watt FM station, broadcasting on 90.5 MHz. Its city of license was Cypress Quarters in Okeechobee County, Florida. The station went on the air in 2004.[1] Reach Communications, ReachFM's parent company, was formed in association with Calvary Chapel of Fort Lauderdale, Florida. When it was active, ReachFM's programming was geared towards a diverse active Christian audience. According to its website, WREH's last day of programming was March 30, 2016.[3] On February 15, 2017, Reach Communications informed the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) that WREH had ceased broadcasting on February 10;[2] on April 18, 2017, it surrendered the station's license, and the license was cancelled by the FCC on April 19, 2017.[4]

Translators

ReachFM was heard throughout the state of Florida on more than 40 translators:

Call sign Frequency
(MHz)
City of license ERP
(W)
Class FCC info
W298AM 107.5 Aurora, Florida 13 D FCC FM Query
W220DQ 91.9 Belle Glade, Florida 13 D FCC FM Query
W241AX 96.1 Boca Raton, Florida 13 D FCC FM Query
W246BT 97.1 Clermont, Florida 27 D FCC FM Query
W275AX 102.9 Fort Meade, Florida 27 D FCC FM Query
W244BJ 96.7 Frostproof, Florida 19 D FCC FM Query
W282BG 104.3 Grant, Florida 40 D FCC FM Query
W243AR 96.5 Lehigh Acres, Florida 28 D FCC FM Query
W233AP 94.5 Oakland Park, Florida 27 D FCC FM Query
W273BR 102.5 Palm Coast, Florida 10 D FCC FM Query
W214BV 90.7 Port Charlotte, Florida 10 D FCC FM Query
W236AO 95.1 Port St. Lucie, Florida 13 D FCC FM Query
W244BK 96.7 Twentymile Bend, Florida 80 D FCC FM Query
W220DZ 91.9 Wesley Chapel, Florida 8 D FCC FM Query
W299AU 107.7 Zolfo Springs, Florida 19 D FCC FM Query

The station's programming could also have been heard on four full-power FM radio digital subchannels in Florida:

Sale of translators

It was announced on July 2, 2012 that Reach Communications was selling the following translators to Beasley Broadcasting for $150,000, which would serve as rebroadcasters for WWCN 770 ESPN:[5]

Call sign Frequency
(MHz)
City of license ERP
(W)
Class FCC info
W268AH 101.5 Bonita Springs, Florida 10 D FCC FM Query
W251AL 98.1 Fort Myers, Florida 80 D FCC FM Query
W286AK 105.1 Naples, Florida 19 D FCC FM Query

These translators now serve as repeaters for WRXK-FM HD2 (going by the slogan The Link) along with the following translator:[6]

Call sign Frequency
(MHz)
City of license ERP
(W)
Class FCC info
W243BM 96.5 Suncoast Estates, Florida 26 D FCC FM Query

Some translators were sold to Clear Channel (now iHeartMedia), which sparked rumors that Reach FM would sell all of its remaining translators to iHeartMedia.

Call sign Frequency
(MHz)
City of license ERP
(W)
Class FCC info
W283AN 104.5 Altamonte Springs, Florida 10 D FCC FM Query
W202CB 88.3 (now 99.1) Bayonet Point, Florida 27 D FCC FM Query
W207BU 89.3 (now 100.3) Bayonet Point, Florida 10 D FCC FM Query
W228BV 94.5 (now 93.5) Fort Lauderdale, Florida 80 D FCC FM Query
W233AV 94.5 Gulfport, Florida 10 D FCC FM Query

One translator got sold to Beasley Media Group in November 2014 and became a repeater for WSBR on 740 AM.

Call sign Frequency
(MHz)
City of license ERP
(W)
Class FCC info
W245BC 96.9 Lauderdale Lakes, Florida 67 D FCC FM Query

References

  1. ^ a b Broadcasting & Cable Yearbook 2009 (PDF). 2009. p. D-132. Retrieved April 24, 2017.
  2. ^ a b "Notification of Suspension of Operations / Request for Silent STA". CDBS Public Access. Federal Communications Commission. February 10, 2017. Retrieved April 24, 2017.
  3. ^ Reach FM's website, accessed June 22, 2016
  4. ^ McLaughlin, Christine (April 18, 2017). "Re: WREH(FM), Cypress Quarters, FL (FIN: 93423)" (PDF). CDBS Public Access. Federal Communications Commission. Retrieved April 24, 2017.
  5. ^ Border Media Sells Austin Pair, Beasley Buys Ft. Myers-Naples Translators, All Access Music Group, July 2, 2012.
  6. ^ Beasley makes Fort Myers Changes Official, Radio Ink Magazine, June 17, 2013.