WTQX

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WTQX
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City of license Boothbay Harbor, Maine
Broadcast area Lincoln County, Maine
Branding 105-TOS
Slogan "The Mountain of Pure Rock"
Frequency 96.7 MHz
First air date Current format: March 2009
Format Album-oriented rock (AOR)
ERP 15,500 watts
HAAT 127 meters
Class B1
Facility ID 4090
Owner Blueberry Broadcasting
Website http://www.wtosfm.com

WTQX is a commercial FM album-oriented rock (AOR)radio station located at 96.7, owned by Blueberry Broadcasting and licensed to Boothbay Harbor, Maine. The station serves Mid-Coast Maine with studios in Augusta, Maine. As of March 2009 the station is simulcasting co-owned Augusta-based WTOS-FM.

History[edit]

WCME signed on in 1984 as an easy listening station, changing to a simulcast of WXGL 95.5 from Topsham (currently WPPI) in the mid-1990s. In the late 1990s, under ownership of Cumulus Broadcasting, it was a country formatted station, simulcasted with WCTB 93.5 in Fairfield. It adopted a News/Talk format simulcasting WVOM in Bangor and WHQO in Skowhegan as The Voice of Maine News/Talk Network in 2002, with WHQO (now WFMX) splitting off in 2003 and WCME changing slogans in 2005 after dropping WVOM's morning show and simulcasting WTOS' morning show. On January 5, 2009 the station dropped talk programming and inherited the AC format and slogan vacated by co-owned WKCG which switched to a simulcast of WVOM. The Star image and AC format was short lived, as in March of the same year, the station began simulcasting WTOS-FM.[1]

On May 4, 2009 WCME changed their call letters to WTQX.

Programming as a talk station[edit]

As a talk station programming included "The Wall Street Journal Morning Report", "Quinn and Rose", "The War Room with Quinn and Rose", Glenn Beck, Rush Limbaugh, Dave Ramsey, Lars Larson, and "Coast to Coast AM". WCME also carried University of Maine football and local sports.

Previously WCME carried the morning show of WTOS-FM to fill a void in the mid-coast/Portland area when local jazz station WJZP-LP went on the air on the same frequency as WTOS. The station also carried Boston Red Sox baseball off and on throughout the early 2000s.

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Coordinates: 44°01′30″N 69°34′16″W / 44.025°N 69.571°W / 44.025; -69.571