WABK

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WABK
WABK-FM & WBAK logo.png
City of license Gardiner, Maine
Broadcast area Central Maine
Branding Big 104 FM
Slogan The Biggest Hits!
Frequency 104.3 MHz
First air date 1974
Format Classic Hits
ERP 50,000 watts
HAAT 113 meters
Class B
Facility ID 68297
Former callsigns WKME (1974-?)
WABK-FM (?-2013)
Owner Blueberry Broadcasting
Sister stations Fox Sports Maine WTOS WVQM
Website www.big104fm.com

WABK is an FM radio station licensed to Gardiner, Maine and broadcasting at 104.3 MHz. WABK signed on with an adult leaning top 40 format in the fall of 1968 at 1280 on the AM dial. WABK-FM signed on during the summer of 1974 with the call letters WKME and featured Drake-Chenault's automated Hit Parade format. In February 1978, the original studios in Farmingdale were destroyed by fire.

Logo of the station between 1978 and 2013

As the stations rebuilt, WKME's call letters were changed to WABK-FM as it began a simulcast of WABK featuring an up-tempo adult contemporary format with an emphasis on local personalities, news and community involvement. The simulcast ended in 1983 when WABK changed its format to country, then to oldies, standards and finally in the late 1990s to sports with the call letters WFAU. In 1994, WABK-FM became "Oldies 104" but gradually shed the oldies image, playing more 1970s and 1980s music and billing itself as "Super Hits 104 WABK".

In January 2013, WABK-FM rebranded as "Big 104 FM", and began simulcasting on WBAK 104.7 FM Belfast, Maine and WBKA 107.7FM Bar Harbor, Maine.[1] The station changed its call sign to the current WABK on August 30, 2013.

Notable talent includes

  • Ryan Cote
  • Mark Jackson

Notable Previous Talent Includes

  • Don Brown
  • Bruce Stevens (WBZ/Boston, WTIC/Hartford, WJMJ/Hartford)
  • Jon Holiday(Dial Global, Power 96/Miami, G-98 Portland)
  • Bob Dow
  • Bob Walker (WKTI/Milwaukee, Cat Country/Providence)
  • Scott Ward
  • Roscoe P Stanley

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Coordinates: 44°18′36″N 69°49′48″W / 44.310°N 69.830°W / 44.310; -69.830