Partner Stations

WCPE Tower

The Classical Station offers its programming free to our partner stations, who rebroadcast our signal for any duration through satellite or Internet technology. There is no commitment needed in order to be a partner regarding the amount of music service that is broadcast. If your radio station is interested in becoming a partner station, please contact Kristine Bellino or call The Classical Station at 800-556-5178.

We broadcast Great Classical Music via the radio, satellite, and Internet 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

For more than 40 years, WCPE, The Classical Station, has been broadcasting in Wake Forest, North Carolina, and has been a nonprofit radio station since its beginning in the late 1970s. With listener support, we have grown from a local radio station to an international broadcaster.

Partner stations are asked to include our logo on their websites.

Current partner stations:

  • Bay City, MI: WCHW 91.3 FM
  • Joplin, MO: KXMS 88.7 FM
  • Edmond, OK: KUCO 90.1 FM, KBCW 91.9 FM, KCSC 95.9 FM
  • Williamsport, PA: WRLC 91.7 FM
  • Hot Springs, VA: WCHG 107.1 FM
  • Monterey, VA: WVMR 91.9 FM
  • Marlinton, WV: WNMP 88.5 FM, WDMT 106.3 FM
  • Durbin, WV: 103.5 FM

Rebroadcast Consent Letter

It is WCPE’s mission to make Great Classical Music available to everyone.

Therefore: Blanket permission to, in real-time, retransmit, relay, or rebroadcast WCPE without cost or obligation to WCPE is granted to any entity (commercial, hobby, non-commercial, religious, subscription, etc.) legally disseminating, or enabling our dissemination, to the public.

WCPE is non-commercial so FCC 76.64 Retransmission Consent does not hamper you. Cable and video services can fill idle and pre-feed time with WCPE; TV stations can run WCPE audio over their idle cable feeds, and on-air prior to sign-on per FCC §73.653.

WCPE fully follows FCC regulations prohibiting calls to action promoting commercial enterprises. In accordance with applicable IRS and FCC rules, WCPE does not fundraise or solicit on behalf of other entities.

Although it is left to you, we prefer that analog systems carry WCPE in stereophonic, mono-compatible mode. For digital systems, we prefer for WCPE to be carried in multiple data rates and multiple formats. If you charge for your service, we greatly prefer that you offer WCPE to all on your basic tier, without surcharge, because WCPE is free to you.

We pay our applicable copyright fees. You must pay your applicable copyright fees whether you carry us or not. You must have an agreement with the licensing agencies or you must rely on a statutory license. You are legally bound to verify your own situation.

If you carry WCPE, you may use WCPE’s logos and trademarks, service marks, and copyrights only in connection with publicity and promotion of WCPE on your system.

We regret we are unable to grant permission in any form, to anyone, to copy and publish the text of our playlists. You may, however, create links to the playlists and then publish the links. If you would like more information, please contact us by phone at 919-556-5178 or by mail to PO Box 828, Wake Forest, NC 27588.

WCPE is offered without cost, and we intend to do our best to continue to make Great Classical Music available to everyone without cost or obligation.

As long as you do not use WCPE’s signal in an illegal or derogatory manner, this permission remains in effect unless you are notified otherwise by us in writing.

Deborah S. Proctor
General Manager

Addenda, effective December 2, 2011:

Metropolitan Opera: Broadcast stations and cable systems that rebroadcast WCPE and wish to carry programming from the Metropolitan Opera must annually obtain separate permission and registration from the Metropolitan Opera. Information about broadcast agreements may be obtained from the Metropolitan Opera by calling 212-799-3100.