WBCQ (SW)

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WBCQ
City Monticello, Maine
Broadcast area North America & Europe
Branding WBCQ, The Planet
Slogan "Free Speech Radio"
Frequency 3.265 MHz
5.13 MHz
7.49 MHz
9.33 MHz
First air date September 8, 1998
Format Variety
Power 50,000 Watts
Transmitter coordinates 46°20′28″N 67°48′53″W / 46.34111°N 67.81472°W / 46.34111; -67.81472Coordinates: 46°20′28″N 67°48′53″W / 46.34111°N 67.81472°W / 46.34111; -67.81472
Callsign meaning Weiner Broadcasting Company Q
Owner Allan Weiner
Website wbcq.com

WBCQ is a shortwave radio station operating at Monticello, Maine, United States. The station is owned and operated by Allan Weiner, who also owns and operates WXME AM 780 kHz and WBCQ-FM 94.7 MHz at the shortwave site. WBCQ began operation in 1998 with just the WBCQ-1 transmitter on 7.415 MHz. WBCQ's shortwave antennas are all beamed directionally: primarily at 245 degrees, and secondarily at 65 degrees.

The station transmits numerous talk shows and other programs produced by commercial networks as well as former pirate radio broadcasters, such as Weiner himself and his erstwhile collaborators.

Unlike Weiner's former pirate radio stations, now relegated to well-documented history, WBCQ and its AM and FM sister stations are licensed by the FCC under his own name.

Frequencies[edit]

  • WBCQ 1: 7.49 MHz (41m band)
  • WBCQ 2: 3.265 MHz (90m band)
  • WBCQ 3: 9.33 MHz (31m band)
  • WBCQ 4: 5.13 MHz (60m band)

Former frequencies[edit]

  • WBCQ-1: 7.415 MHz
  • WBCQ-2: 15.42 & 17.495, 18.91 & 3.25  MHz
  • WBCQ-3: 9.34 & 9.335 MHz
  • WBCQ-4: 5.1, 5.105 & 5.11 MHz

Notable shows[edit]

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