WMEB-FM

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WMEB-FM
City of license Orono, Maine
Broadcast area Penobscot County, Maine
Slogan Redefining the Alternative
Frequency 91.9 FM
First air date January 1964
Format college radio
ERP 10,000 watts
HAAT 52 meters
Class B1
Owner University of Maine
Webcast [1]
Website [2]

WMEB-FM is a non-commercial American radio station owned and operated by the University of Maine.

WMEB became an official radio station in January 1964 when the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) licensed the station to operate on the frequency of 91.9 MHz FM, and its callsign became WMEB-FM.

Originally broadcasting between 4-10pm, WMEB was a "mix of music, news, and informational programming." The station remained with this format throughout most of the 1960s.

In the 1970s, the station became more progressive rock-based in its format as more and more artists were releasing on vinyl records.

There was still a place for news and public service announcements, but by the 1980s, WMEB had joined many other college radio stations in helping little-known bands make it onto the charts.

In 2009 the station boosted its power to 10,000 watts.

Slogans[edit]

Over the years WMEB has had a number of slogans:

  • "The Radio Voice of the University of Maine" (mid-late 1960s)
  • "Radio Free Orono"
  • "Maine's Progressive Rock Station"
  • "Where Diversity Rules the Airwaves"
  • "Redefining the Alternative"
  • "Turn to the Left"
  • "College Radio In A Class By Itself" (Current)

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Coordinates: 44°55′08″N 68°39′58″W / 44.919°N 68.666°W / 44.919; -68.666