|Broadcast area||Bangor area|
|Branding||94.1 The Wave|
|Slogan||Refreshing and Relaxing|
|First air date||September 2002|
|Format||Soft Adult Contemporary|
|Power||1,000 watts day
630 watts night
|Former callsigns||WNZS (2001-2016)|
|Affiliations||Premiere Radio Networks ABC News Radio|
(Pine Tree Broadcasting, LLC)
|Sister stations||WCYR, WGUY, WRMO|
WBAN (1340 AM) is a radio station broadcasting a Soft Adult Contemporary format. Licensed to Veazie, Maine, USA, the station serves the Bangor area. The station is currently owned by Charles Begin, through licensee Pine Tree Broadcasting, LLC, and features programming from Fox News Radio. In the summer of 2015, the station added an FM translator on 106.1, W291CO, however in early 2016 the translator was sold to Maine Public Broadcasting Network. In December 2016 it was announced the stations would be sold to Port Broadcasting (owners of WWSF, WNBP & WXEX-FM/WXEX) with WBAN inheriting the soft AC format from WGUY and WGUY reverting to back to its oldies format it had carried previous to Pine Tree Broadcasting's ownership. 94.1 W231CH, which had rebroadcast WGUY and its soft AC format, began rebroadcasting WBAN.
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WBAN originally signed on in 2002 as WNZS, simulcasting CNN Headline News but gradually added Salem Radio Network talk show hosts Bill Bennett's Morning in America, The Laura Ingraham Show, Mike Gallagher and Michael Medved. In 2011, co-owned WGUY signed on the air and began simulcasting WNZS. In March 2012, the station began simulcasting on FM translator W231CH 94.1, which had previously simulcasted WWNZ. The FM translator switched to a simulcast of WGUY in May 2012, when that station flipped formats to Oldies. In late 2014, the Salem Radio Network programming moved to WWNZ, with WNZS picking up WWNZ's Fox News Radio programming. In late 2016 the station inherited the soft AC format of WGUY and NASCAR programming moved to WCYR. As a talk station it also rebroadcast the newscasts from Bangor's ABC affiliate WVII.
The station changed its call sign to the current WBAN on July 27, 2016.
|City of license||ERP
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