WTUE

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WTUE
WTUE logo.jpg
City of licenseDayton, Ohio
Broadcast areaDayton, Ohio
Frequency104.7 (MHz)
(also on HD Radio)
First air date1959
FormatClassic rock
ERP28,000 watts
HAAT200 meters
ClassB
Facility ID1909
Callsign meaningTWO (complementing WONE)
OwnerClear Channel Communications
Sister stationsWCHD, WDSJ, WLQT, WMMX, WONE, WXEG
WebcastListen Live
WebsiteWTUE.com
 
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WTUE
WTUE logo.jpg
City of licenseDayton, Ohio
Broadcast areaDayton, Ohio
Frequency104.7 (MHz)
(also on HD Radio)
First air date1959
FormatClassic rock
ERP28,000 watts
HAAT200 meters
ClassB
Facility ID1909
Callsign meaningTWO (complementing WONE)
OwnerClear Channel Communications
Sister stationsWCHD, WDSJ, WLQT, WMMX, WONE, WXEG
WebcastListen Live
WebsiteWTUE.com

WTUE (104.7 FM) is a classic rock formatted radio station with studios in Dayton, Ohio. Its transmitter is located in Moraine, Ohio and can be heard clearly throughout Southwest Ohio, including in Cincinnati.

Briefly known as WIFE-FM, WTUE's beginnings was that of WONE-FM simulcasting sister station WONE-AM which had a Top 40 format until 1967. WONE-FM played Top 40 hits without live personalities when WONE-AM switched to country in 1969. In 1971, the FCC granted permission to boost its power to 50,000 watts and monaural WONE-FM transformed to FM-stereo, and briefly quadraphonic, "the all new W-2". In 1974, WTUE was "The Super Ten Four!" with morning personality Al Morgan. Morgan eventually moved to KHJ in Los Angeles. The station was playing Top 40 hits with live DJs until 1976 when it switched to the new and innovative album oriented rock format under the direction of Program Director Chuck Browning and using the branding "T-105", competing with University of Dayton-owned WVUD-FM. WTUE dropped "T-105" in 1979 and in the 1980s it ultimately won out in the ratings battle. Mike McConnell formerly of WLW-AM Cincinnati and currently of WGN-AM, Chicago, also served as WTUE's Program Director in the early 80's following Chuck Browning.

Sports personality and University of Dayton graduate Dan Patrick was half of the morning team on WTUE in the late-1970s/early-1980s under his given name, Dan Pugh. Dan was partnered as morning host with several other DJ's over the years including Shaun Scott, Dave Luczak, Major Dick Hale and Jeff Curry. WTUE was awarded Billboard Magazine's coveted "Station Of The Year" in the album-oriented rock format for medium-sized markets in 1983 under Program Director Bill Pugh (Dan Pugh's brother) and again in 1985 under Tom Carroll who served as Program Director from 1984-1997.

During 1986-1999, the WTUE was home to the highly-rated Kerrigan & Christopher morning show. Christopher (Geisen) left the station in 1999 and (Steve) Kerrigan left WTUE's airwaves in 2003. Steve Kerrigan died of multiple myeloma in March, 2011.

WTUE is currently an affiliate of The Bob and Tom Show in the mornings and features afternoon veteran John "B-Man" Beaulieu. Christopher Geisen and Mike Thomas also served as Program Directors prior to current Program/Operations Manger, Tony Tilford.

Station ownership has included Group One Broadcasting (Akron), DKM Broadcasting, Summit Communications, Stoner Broadcasting, American Radio Systems, Inc., Jacor Communications and Citicasters Co., a subsidiary of Clear Channel Communications.

HD radio

In March 2007, WTUE began broadcasts in HD-Radio by simulcasting its analog audio on its HD1 stream and broadcasting a more album-oriented rock format on its HD2 stream. The station broadcasts using the MP1 service mode.

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Coordinates: 39°43′19″N 84°12′36″W / 39.722°N 84.210°W / 39.722; -84.210