WCTB

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WCTB
WCTB logo.png
City of license Fairfield, Maine
Broadcast area Somerset & Kennebec Counties, Maine
Branding 93.5 True Oldies
Slogan Mid-Maine's Greatest Hits
Frequency 93.5 MHz
First air date 1993
Format Oldies
ERP 10,500 watts
HAAT 152 meters
Class C3
Facility ID 46353
Owner Mountain Wireless, Inc.
Sister stations WFMX, WSKW
Webcast Listen Live
Website 935trueoldies.com

WCTB is an FM radio broadcast station licensed to Fairfield, Maine, with studios in Skowhegan. It broadcasts on 93.5 MHz with an oldies format, largely simulcasting Scott Shannon's The True Oldies Channel.

History[edit]

WCTB originally signed on as an Adult contemporary music station in 1993. In the late 1990s the station went through several format changes, at times simulcasting the sports talk of WSKW and country (both classic and current country music) simulcasted on WCME (now WTQX).

In late 2003, when Clear Channel Broadcasting lost control of the station, WCTB began to stunt with Christmas music (as they had done every year from Thanksgiving to Christmas) In January 2004, the station began airing an eclectic mix of music, in alphabetical order, finally ending up with a classic hits format in April 2004.

With another ownership change in November 2004, WCTB changed to Christmas music again and after Christmas adopted a classic rock format that it kept until December 2010.

Programming[edit]

WCTB currently carries The True Oldies Channel with local programming originating in morning and afternoon drive. In January 2011 WSKW changed to a simulcast of WCTB, previous to the simulcast WSKW carried the oldies format as Legacy 1160. WSKW would change to ESPN Radio the next month, which it had carried previous to September 2009.

Former on-air slogans[edit]

  • The Score (1999) For a few months in 1999 when it simulcasted the sports programming of WSKW
  • Central Maine's Christmas Station (1993–2004) The station frequently used this on air slogan when it changed to Christmas music every year.
  • 93.5 The Edge (2010) similar to The River however focused more on 1980s and 1990s rock.

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Coordinates: 44°44′42″N 69°41′31″W / 44.745°N 69.692°W / 44.745; -69.692