The station is licensed to Bedford NH, a suburb of Manchester. WAEF's transmitter is on Mount Uncanoonuc in Goffstown NH, the same site as the big Manchester FMs, AC WZID 95.7 and AOR WGIR-FM 101.1. Power is 680 watts at 971 feet AAT, with a directional antenna to protect adjacent-channel WSRI 96.7 Rochester NH. The signal seems pretty good; I've already heard reports of city-grade coverage in Lowell, MA, some 25 miles south of Manchester, and I can get WAEF spottily here in Waltham, about 60 miles south of Manchester.
Laura James and Dorien Jaye, late of WRCI/WNHI and WJYY in Concord NH, will be the morning team..I'll have more details on the air staff in a day or two.
WAEF is one of that shrinking breed, a singly-owned station. Donna MacNeil fought tooth and nail for this CP against some much bigger competition, and now she's up against two well-established AM-FM combos, Saga's WFEA/WZID and Knight's WGIR AM-FM (along with another standalone, Bob Bittner's easy-listening WKBR 1250).
CONNECTICUT: WSNG 610 Torrington (is being bought by WZBG 97.3 Litchfield), WQQW 1590 Waterbury (is being bought by the owners of WWRL 1600 New York, and believed to be silent for good).
MAINE: WLVC 1340 Fort Kent-WSJR 1230 Madawaska, WNSW 1200 Bangor, WTOX 1450 Lincoln (and I believe its sister FM, WHMX 105.7, as well), WALZ 1400 Machias.
MASSACHUSETTS: WBIV 1060 Natick (in search of a new tower site), WCEG 1530 Middleborough (probably dead for good), WNEB 1230 Worcester (to return by the end of the year simulcasting sister WJIB 740 Cambridge-Boston). Also dark at present is WHRC-TV 46 Norwell; anyone know whether the FCC is pulling dark TV licenses as well?
NEW HAMPSHIRE: WRPT 1050 Peterborough (applied for 650 kHz in Foxboro MA, but that application has been returned).
VERMONT: WHWB 970 Rutland.