WMSJ

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WMSJ
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City of license Freeport, Maine
Broadcast area Portland, Maine
Branding Positive FM
Slogan New England's Choice for the Family
Frequency 89.3 MHz
Translator(s) W260AS 99.9 Lawrence, Massachusetts
First air date November 29, 1997 (1997-11-29)
Format Contemporary Christian
ERP 14,000 watts
HAAT 186 meters (610 ft)
Class B
Facility ID 17483
Transmitter coordinates 43°45′47″N 70°19′26″W / 43.763°N 70.324°W / 43.763; -70.324Coordinates: 43°45′47″N 70°19′26″W / 43.763°N 70.324°W / 43.763; -70.324
Owner Bethesda Christian Broadcasting
(sale pending to Educational Media Foundation)
Webcast Listen Live
Website www.positive.fm

WMSJ (89.3 FM; "Positive FM") is a radio station with a contemporary Christian music format, licensed to Freeport, Maine and serving the Portland area. The station is owned by Bethesda Christian Broadcasting. WMSJ's programming is also heard on a translator in Lawrence, Massachusetts, W260AS (99.9 FM). The station is in the process of being sold to the Educational Media Foundation; upon closing, WMSJ will air the K-Love CCM format.[1]

History[edit]

The 89.3 FM facility signed on November 29, 1997.[2] WMSJ's programming had originated in July 1993 on 91.9 FM in Harpswell;[2] after 89.3 went on the air, the 91.9 frequency was sold to the Bible Broadcasting Network and became WYFP.[3] Originally known as "Joy 89.3," the station rebranded to "Positive 89.3" in July 2005.[4] W260AS in Lawrence signed on in February 2008.[5]

By September 2010, the station's owner, The Positive Radio Network, shared several board members with Bethesda Christian Broadcasting, another operator of religious radio stations;[6] the following year, WMSJ was transferred to Bethesda.[7][8] In January 2015, Bethesda Christian Broadcasting reached a deal to sell WMSJ to the Educational Media Foundation; upon closing, the station will join its K-Love network.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b EMF Acquires Positive FM RadioINSIGHT, January 12, 2015
  2. ^ a b "History". Positive FM. Retrieved March 8, 2015. 
  3. ^ Fybush, Scott (December 25, 1997). "New FM In Buffalo". North East RadioWatch. Retrieved March 8, 2015. 
  4. ^ "HisAir.net NewsChannel". July 12, 2005. Retrieved March 8, 2015. 
  5. ^ Fybush, Scott (February 4, 2008). "It's "Classic Alternative" at WBOS". North East RadioWatch. Retrieved March 8, 2015. 
  6. ^ "APPLICATION FOR CONSENT TO ASSIGN BROADCAST STATION CONSTRUCTION PERMIT OR LICENSE OR TO TRANSFER CONTROL OF ENTITY HOLDING BROADCAST STATION CONSTRUCTION PERMIT OR LICENSE". CDBS Public Access. Federal Communications Commission. September 21, 2010. Retrieved March 8, 2015. 
  7. ^ "APPLICATION FOR CONSENT TO ASSIGN BROADCAST STATION CONSTRUCTION PERMIT OR LICENSE OR TO TRANSFER CONTROL OF ENTITY HOLDING BROADCAST STATION CONSTRUCTION PERMIT OR LICENSE". CDBS Public Access. Federal Communications Commission. March 18, 2011. Retrieved March 8, 2015. 
  8. ^ "Consummation Notice". CDBS Public Access. Federal Communications Commission. October 10, 2011. Retrieved March 8, 2015. 

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