WGAN

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WGAN
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City of license Portland, Maine
Broadcast area Portland, Maine
Branding 560 WGAN
Slogan "Maine's #1 for News and Talk"
Frequency 560 kHz
Translator(s) 105.5 W288CU (Portland)
Repeaters 93.1-2 WMGX-HD2
First air date 1938
Format News/Talk
Power 5,000 watts
Class B
Facility ID 58544
Transmitter coordinates 43°41′22″N 70°19′00″W / 43.68944°N 70.31667°W / 43.68944; -70.31667
Callsign meaning Guy GANnett
Owner Saga Communications of New England
Sister stations WMGX, WPOR, WYNZ, WCLZ, WZAN, WBAE
Webcast Listen Live
Website wgan.com

WGAN is an American AM radio station licensed to Portland, Maine and owned by Saga Communications. It is located at 560 on the AM band. The current format is news/talk, with local news being provided by a small local staff and national news provided by CBS.

The station was founded in 1938 by Guy Gannett Publishing, which was then the owner of the Portland Press Herald newspaper. WGAN gained a companion television station, WGAN-TV, in 1954; it was later renamed WGME when WGAN radio (along with its companion FM) was sold to Taylor Communications in 1983. WGAN was sold by Taylor to Saga Communications, its present owner, in 1987. The station is simulcast on WGIN AM 1400 Biddeford.

WGAN adds FM Translator[edit]

On May 27, 2014 WGAN began simulcasting on FM translator W288CU 105.5 FM, via WMGX's HD2 subchannel.[1]

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