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CityBangor, Maine
Broadcast areaMaine Highlands and Down East
Slogan88.5 WHCF - Maine's Harbor of Hope
Frequency88.5 MHz
First air date1981-08-10
FormatContemporary Christian
ERP35,000 watts
HAAT494 meters
Callsign meaningWhere He Comes First
OwnerLighthouse Radio Network, Inc.
Sister stationsWHMX

WHCF (88.5 FM) is a radio station broadcasting a Contemporary Christian format. WHCF was the first full-time Christian Radio station in Maine, and continues to broadcast today. WHCF is located on Outer Broadway in Bangor and is owned by Lighthouse Radio Network, Inc. WHCF's sister station is WHMX. Licensed to Bangor, Maine, United States, the station serves the Northern, Central, and Downeast Maine area.[1]

History & programming[edit]

The station went on the air on 1981-08-10 as the current WHCF,[2] The station has been known as playing a mix of Southern Gospel and Inspirational music, mixed in with 30-minute talk programs. In June 1989, the station helped put their sister station WHMX on the air. The station is heard on several broadcast translators:

Station Frequency City Power
W274AF 102.7 Presque Isle 4 watts
W229AT 93.7 Hodgdon 13 watts


  1. ^ "WHCF Facility Record". United States Federal Communications Commission, audio division.
  2. ^ "WHCF Call Sign History". United States Federal Communications Commission, audio division.

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Coordinates: 45°07′48″N 68°21′25″W / 45.130°N 68.357°W / 45.130; -68.357