WRFY-FM
WRFY Y102 logo.png
Broadcast areaBerks County
Frequency102.5 MHz (HD Radio)
BrandingY102
Programming
Language(s)English
HD2: Spanish/English
FormatHot adult contemporary
SubchannelsHD2: Spanish/CHR "Rumba 92.3"
Ownership
Owner
WRAW
History
First air date
September 23, 1962
Technical information
Licensing authority
FCC
Facility ID69562
ClassB
ERP10,000 watts (analog)
400 watts (digital)[1]
HAAT246 meters (807 ft)
Transmitter coordinates
40°19′19.3″N 75°53′33.7″W / 40.322028°N 75.892694°W / 40.322028; -75.892694 (WRFY-FM)Coordinates: 40°19′19.3″N 75°53′33.7″W / 40.322028°N 75.892694°W / 40.322028; -75.892694 (WRFY-FM)
Translator(s)See § Translator
Links
Public license information
WebcastFM/HD1: Listen live (via iHeartRadio)
HD2: Listen live (via iHeartRadio)
WebsiteFM/HD1: y102reading.iheart.com
HD2: rumbareading.iheart.com

WRFY-FM (102.5 MHz) is a commercial FM radio station in Reading, Pennsylvania, calling itself "Y102". The station is owned by iHeartMedia through licensee iHM Licenses, LLC, and broadcasts a hot adult contemporary radio format. The studios and offices are on Perkiomen Avenue in Reading.[2]

WRFY-FM has an effective radiated power (ERP) of 10,000 watts. Its transmitter tower is located on the east side of Reading on Neversink Mountain (40°19′19.0″N 75°53′34.0″W / 40.321944°N 75.892778°W / 40.321944; -75.892778).[3] The station's signal covers the cities of Lancaster, Allentown and Pottsville and the northwestern suburbs of Philadelphia.[4] WRFY-FM broadcasts using HD Radio technology. Its HD-2 digital subchannel carries a Spanish-language contemporary hits format known as "Rumba 92.3.," which feeds FM translator W222BY.

History

On September 23, 1962, the station first signed on the air.[5] It was owned by the City Broadcasting Company as a stand-alone FM station. (In that era, most FM stations were co-owned with AM or TV stations but WRFY-FM was not.) Its original studios were in Mount Penn.

By the 1970s, it had raised its power to 42,000 watts. Its tower is 807 feet HAAT.) It carried a beautiful music format, with quarter hour sweeps of instrumental cover versions of popular adult songs, including Broadway and Hollywood show tunes. It was an affiliate of the ABC FM Network.

By the 1980s, it had switched to a Top 40 format.[6] It was affiliated with the RKO Radio Network for news and features. Over time, it moved in a more adult direction, making the transition to Hot Adult Contemporary music.

In 1996, WRFY-FM was acquired by Clear Channel Communications, along with WRAW 1340 AM.[7] In 2008, Clear Channel changed its name to iHeartMedia.

Translator

WRFY-HD2 programming is broadcast on the following translator:

Broadcast translators of WRFY-HD2
Call sign Frequency
(MHz)
City of license Facility
ID
ERP
(W)
Height
(m (ft))
Class Transmitter coordinates FCC info
W222BY 92.3 Laureldale, Pennsylvania 138520 90 (Vert.) 242.4 m (795 ft) D 40°19′19.3″N 75°53′33.7″W / 40.322028°N 75.892694°W / 40.322028; -75.892694 (W222BY) FCC LMS

See also

References

  1. ^ "FCC 335-FM Digital Notification [WRFY-FM]". fcc.gov. Federal Communications Commission. August 6, 2019. Retrieved 2019-08-16.
  2. ^ Y102reading.iheart.com/contact
  3. ^ Radio-Locator.com/WRFY
  4. ^ "54 dBu Service Contour for WRFY, Reading, PA, 102.5 MHz". fcc.gov. Federal Communications Commission. 28 January 2016. Retrieved 2017-03-04.
  5. ^ Information from Broadcasting Yearbook 1964 page B-135
  6. ^ Broadcasting Yearbook 1985 page B-234
  7. ^ Broadcasting Yearbook 2000 page D-388