WXME

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WXME
City of license Monticello, Maine
Broadcast area Aroostook County, Maine
Frequency 780 kHz
First air date 1981
Format Classic Country
Language(s) English
Power 5,000 watts (daytime)
60 watts (nighttime)
Class D
Facility ID 17514
Transmitter coordinates 46°20′28.0″N 67°48′53.0″W / 46.341111°N 67.814722°W / 46.341111; -67.814722
Former callsigns WOZW (1981-1987)
WREM (1987-2007)
WCXH (2007-2008)
Former frequencies 710 kHz (1981-2007)
Owner Allan Weiner
Sister stations WBCQ, WBCQ-FM/94.7

WXME (780 AM) is a radio station located in Monticello, Maine, United States serving the Northern Maine market and broadcasts a Classic Country format. The station is owned and operated by Allan Weiner, who also owns the shortwave station WBCQ. WXME's broadcast facilities are co-located with WBCQ shortwave and WBCQ-FM 94.7.

History[edit]

WXME was formerly known as WCXH 780, WREM 710, and WOZW 710.

WREM broadcast a variety of formats ranging from classic rock and alternative rock to talk radio and religious programming. For a number of years, WREM simulcasted talk radio from WEGP.[1]

In the summer of 2007, the station moved to 780 kHz, increased power to 5,000 watts daytime non-directional and 60 watts nighttime non-directional, and changed its call sign to WCXH, simulcasting Channel X Radio from Caribou, Maine.[2]

By 2008, WCXH had dropped the Channel X Radio simulcast; on September 10, 2008, the station changed its call letters to WXME. [3] In 2009 the station carried a talk radio format largely from Fox News Radio. From March 2010 to July 2010 the station simulcasted Central Maine based WSKW's oldies format before reverting to the previous News/Talk format. In February 2011 the station returned to a simulcast of WEGP. As of July 15, 2014 WXME began to broadcast a Classic Hits/Oldies Format known as "780 the Ride" Operated by the Kixx-FM organization, Jason Hill is Program Director and Sales Manager for 22 hours per day, with 2 hours per day broadcasting local talk show "The Aroostook Watchmen" from 8AM To 10AM, Monday through Saturday. WXME also features News and weather at the top of the hour as well.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "North East Radio Watch by Scott Fybush". Fybush.com. 1981-11-03. Retrieved 2013-10-16. 
  2. ^ "North East Radio Watch by Scott Fybush, July 30, 2007". Fybush.com. 2007-07-30. Retrieved 2013-10-16. 
  3. ^ "North East Radio Watch by Scott Fybush, September 29, 2008". Fybush.com. Retrieved 2013-10-16. 

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