WARX

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WARX
City of license Lewiston, Maine
Broadcast area Lewiston-Auburn, Maine
Branding Air 1
Slogan "Positive Hits"
Frequency 93.9 MHz
First air date February 29, 1948
Format Contemporary Christian
ERP 27,500 watts
HAAT 193 meters
Class B
Callsign meaning AiR 1
Former callsigns WCOU-FM (1948–1979)
WAYU (1979–1988)
WXGL-FM (1988–1994)
WCYI (1994–2008)
Affiliations Air 1
Owner Educational Media Foundation

WARX (93.9 FM) is a commercial radio station in Lewiston, Maine and features programming from both K-LOVE and Air 1. It is under ownership of the Educational Media Foundation.

The station (at that time WCYI), along with co-owned WCLZ, was transferred to The Last Bastion Station Trust, LLC, due to parent company Citadel Broadcasting buying out ABC Radio. The station kept the Opie & Anthony Show [1]. In October 2007 Saga Communications bought WCLZ, dropping the simulcast but keeping the Opie & Anthony Show, thus resulting in WCYI programming an automated Blues format on October 2007.

The station has had several previous on-air slogans including Eagle 94 as an oldies formatted station. It also simulcasted WCYY for over 10 years until the transfer to The Last Bastion Station Trust, LLC, when it switched to a simulcast of WCLZ.

On February 21, 2008, it was announced that the Educational Media Foundation bought WCYI for a reported $1 million.[1] In early March 2008 it was report that WCYI would likely become an affiliate of EMF's K-Love contemporary Christian music format.[1] However later the same month, it was reported that the station would carry Air 1 (sister network to K-Love) according to EMF's vice president of communications.[2] On August 15, 2008, the station changed its call letters to WARX.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Fybush, Scott (2008-03-03). "This Week's Bloodbath: Citadel". NorthEast Radio Watch. 
  2. ^ "Blues station WCYI to be sold". mainetoday.com. 2008-03-19. 
  3. ^ "Call Sign History". CDBS Public Access. Federal Communications Commission. Retrieved 2008-08-22. 

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Coordinates: 44°08′42″N 70°01′19″W / 44.145°N 70.022°W / 44.145; -70.022