WEZQ

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WEZQ
WEZQ929.png
City of license Bangor, Maine
Broadcast area Bangor, Maine
Branding 92.9 The Ticket
Slogan Bangor Sports Radio
Frequency 92.9 MHz
First air date June 9, 1976 (as WPBC)
Format Sports
ERP 20,000 watts
HAAT 240 meters
Class B
Facility ID 17673
Transmitter coordinates 44°45′35.00″N 68°33′55.00″W / 44.7597222°N 68.5652778°W / 44.7597222; -68.5652778
Former callsigns WPBC (1976–1992)
WSHZ (1992–1993)
Affiliations ESPN Radio
Owner Townsquare Media
(Townsquare Media Bangor License, LLC)
Sister stations WBZN, WDEA, WQCB, WWMJ
Webcast Listen Live
Website www.929theticket.com

WEZQ (92.9 FM; "The Ticket") is a radio station broadcasting a sports radio format. Licensed to Bangor, Maine, USA, the station serves the Bangor area. The station is currently owned by Townsquare Media and features programing from ESPN Radio.[1] The station features local talk, ESPN Radio, and Boston Bruins and New England Patriots games. [2]

History[edit]

Former logo of the radio station, that was used between 1993 and 2012

The station went on the air June 9, 1976 as WPBC, a beautiful music station owned by Penobscot Broadcasting.[3] It became WSHZ in 1992, after the station evolved to a soft adult contemporary format.[4] In October 1993, WSHZ was purchased by Dudman Communications, owner of WDEA and WWMJ in Ellsworth;[5] that December, the station changed its call sign to WEZQ,[6] though the "Soft Hits 92.9" branding used as WSHZ[5] was retained for several years after becoming WEZQ.[7] Dudman sold its stations to Cumulus Media in 1998.[8] In later years, WEZQ carried Delilah[9] and The Bob & Sheri Show.

On July 31, 2012, Cumulus swapped 55 stations, including WEZQ, to Townsquare Media in exchange for Townsquare's stations in Bloomington and Peoria, Illinois.[10] On January 1, 2013, Townsquare relaunched the station with a sports format as "92.9 The Ticket".[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "WEZQ Facility Record". United States Federal Communications Commission, audio division. 
  2. ^ a b http://wezq-fm.com/new-bangor-sports-radio-station-website-to-launch-jan-1/ New Bangor Sports Radio Station Website To Launch Jan 1
  3. ^ Broadcasting Yearbook 1978 (PDF). 1978. p. C-95. Retrieved January 1, 2013. 
  4. ^ Broadcasting & Cable Yearbook 1993 (PDF). 1993. p. B-158. Retrieved January 1, 2013. 
  5. ^ a b "Ellsworth company purchases WSHZ". Bangor Daily News. October 9, 1993. p. 29. Retrieved January 1, 2013. 
  6. ^ "WEZQ Call Sign History". United States Federal Communications Commission, audio division. 
  7. ^ "New call letters". Bangor Daily News. December 31, 1993. p. 18. Retrieved January 1, 2013. 
  8. ^ Fybush, Scott (December 18, 1998). "Vermont Heats Up". North East RadioWatch. Retrieved January 1, 2013. 
  9. ^ Harrison, Judy (June 2, 1997). "Delilah show an after-dark radio delight". Bangor Daily News. pp. C6–7. Retrieved January 1, 2013. 
  10. ^ "Townsquare Cumulus station swap closes". Radio Ink. August 1, 2012. Retrieved January 1, 2013. 

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