WCYY

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WCYY
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City of license Biddeford, Maine
Broadcast area Portland, Maine
Branding 94.3 WCYY
Slogan Portland's New Rock Alternative
Frequency 94.3 MHz
First air date August 1972
Format Modern Rock
ERP 11,500 watts
HAAT 147 meters
Class B1
Facility ID 22880
Former callsigns WIDE-FM (1972-1981)
WBYC (1981-1985)
WYJY 1985-1991)
WSTG (1991-1994)
Owner Townsquare Media
(Townsquare Media Portland License, LLC)
Sister stations WBLM, WHOM, WJBQ
Webcast Listen Live
Website wcyy.com

WCYY is a commercial radio station located in Portland, Maine. It broadcasts to the Portland, Maine area on 94.3 FM and formerly on 93.9 FM from Lewiston, Maine. Its target audience are people from ages 18–44. The station airs a modern rock music format and is under ownership of Townsquare Media. Previous to June 2007 WCYY was simulcasted on WCYI. On February 21 2008 WCYY moved across the hall to a new studio.

Programs[edit]

Commercial Free Weekends All weekend long WCYY plays all music and no commercials except for disc jockeys talking in between songs.

Top 5 at 5

This program consists of the top five songs of the day that are played at 5:00 PM. The songs are decided upon by WCYY fans, who vote by phone, text, or online at the WCYY website. Count back the 5 most requested songs of the day with Rob

WCYY Morning Show with Mark Curdo

New morning show to replace Robin's Zodiac Zone, started in summer 2013.

Spinout

Host Mark Curdo (also known as Mark with a K) plays all indie and local alternative rock Thursday and Sunday from 7-10 p.m. He also occasionally has guests live with him in the studio.

Saturday Morning Recovery Program

Host Joey Disco plays music to help you get over your Saturday morning hangover.

Famous saying is "I AM CYY"

History[edit]

WCYY launched in 1972 as WIDE-FM. WIDE-FM became WBYC on March 1st, 1981 as We're Beautiful York County playing beautiful music. On December 2nd, 1985 WBYC became WYJY playing adult contemporary as Joy 94-point-3. WYJY changed calls to WSTG on January 28th, 1991 playing adult contemporary as Star 94-point-3. On July 8th, 1994 WSTG went adult album alternative and changed calls to WCYY. After a while WCYY went modern rock which it still plays.

On August 30, 2013, a deal was announced in which Townsquare Media would acquire 53 Cumulus Media stations, including WCYY, for $238 million. The deal is part of Cumulus' acquisition of Dial Global; Townsquare and Dial Global are both controlled by Oaktree Capital Management.[1][2] The sale to Townsquare was completed on November 14, 2013.[3]

WCYY is one of only two alternative stations under Townsquare Media (the other being Hudson Valley's WRRV, also acquired from Cumulus Media) as Townsquare has changed the rest of their alternative stations into active rock. There is no word on whether WCYY may flip to active rock.

Concerts[edit]

WCYY hosts seasonal concerts, including Summer Camp during the summer, and Holiday Bizarre during the winter.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Official: Cumulus Buys Dial Global, Spins Some Stations To Townsquare; Peak Stations Sold To Townsquare, Fresno Spun To Cumulus". All Access. August 30, 2013. Retrieved August 30, 2013. 
  2. ^ "Cumulus Makes Dial Global And Townsquare Deals Official". RadioInsight. August 30, 2013. Retrieved August 30, 2013. 
  3. ^ "Cumulus-Townsquare-Peak Deal Closes". All Access. November 15, 2013. Retrieved November 16, 2013. 

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Coordinates: 43°32′38″N 70°24′14″W / 43.544°N 70.404°W / 43.544; -70.404