WYNZ

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WYNZ
WYNZ FM logo.png
City of license South Portland, Maine
Broadcast area Southern Maine Coast, Mid Coast Maine
Branding Rewind 100.9
Slogan Amazing Variety from the 60's, 70's & 80's
Frequency 100.9 MHz (also on HD Radio)
First air date 1976 (as WRQN)
Format Classic hits
ERP 25,000 watts
HAAT 93 meters
Class B1
Facility ID 58536
Former callsigns WRQN (1976-1978)
WLOB-FM (1978-1980)
Owner Saga Communications
(Saga Communications of New England, LLC)
Sister stations WBAE, WGIN, WGAN, WZAN, WMGX, WCLZ, WPOR
Webcast Listen Live
Website rewind1009.com

WYNZ (100.9 FM, "Rewind 100.9"), is an FM radio station licensed to South Portland, Maine, and broadcasting at 100.9 MHz. Until 2007, the station was an oldies formatted radio station known as Oldies 100.9.

History[edit]

100.9 FM began broadcasting in 1976 as adult contemporary station WRQN. In 1978, it was sold to the owners of 1310-WLOB-AM, at which time it was changed to album-oriented rock as WLOB-FM. During those years, it was known as "FM101-Portland's Best Rock", giving rock station WBLM some very serious competition and sometimes beating them in the ratings as well.

In late 1980, the station was sold to Eastman Broadcasting, which was also in the process of purchasing 970-WCSH AM, Portland, Maine. Eastman changed the call letters to WYNZ-FM in December 1980, but initially left the AOR format untouched. For the next year, the station was known as "Z101-Portland's Best Rock".

Some of the DJs on "FM101/Z101-Portland's Best Rock" included Danny Shewster, GV Rapp, John Clark, Karen (Tucker) Payson, Bennie Green, Scott Schuster, Will Jackson, and Jeff Spicer. Eastman changed WYNZ-FM to adult contemporary in November, 1981. That format remained in place until the late 1980s, when WYNZ changed formats to oldies, as "Oldies 100.9 WYNZ."

In 2007, WYNZ evolved to a classic hits format, as "Big Hits Y100.9." In 2009, the station changed its city of license from Westbrook to South Portland.

In April 2013, WYNZ has rebranded as "Rewind 100.9", returning the oldies format to WYNZ since it became a classic hits station in 2007.

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Coordinates: 43°41′28″N 70°19′05″W / 43.691°N 70.318°W / 43.691; -70.318