WXME

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WXME
CityMonticello, Maine
Broadcast areaAroostook County, Maine
Branding"98.3 WXME"[1]
Frequency780 kHz
Translator(s)W252DW (98.3 MHz, Monticello)
First air dateFebruary 2, 1981[2]
FormatClassic Country
Language(s)English
Power5,000 watts (daytime)
60 watts (nighttime)
ClassD
Facility ID17514
Transmitter coordinates46°20′30″N 67°49′4″W / 46.34167°N 67.81778°W / 46.34167; -67.81778
Former callsignsWOZW (1981-1987)
WREM (1987-2007)
WCXH (2007-2008)
Former frequencies710 kHz (1981-2007)
AffiliationsSalem Radio Network, Genesis Communications Network
OwnerAllan Weiner
Sister stationsWBCQ, WBCQ-FM
Webcast98.3 WXME
WebsiteWBCQ stations

WXME (780 AM) is a radio station located in Monticello, Maine, United States serving the Northern Maine market and broadcasts a news/talk and rock music 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.[3]

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.[4]

By 2008, WCXH had dropped the Channel X Radio simulcast; on September 10, 2008, the station changed its call letters to WXME.[5] 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. In the summer of 2014 WXME changed to an oldies/classic hits format before reverting to a News/Talk format in early 2015. In 2018, WXME obtained a license for W252DW, an FM translator on 98.3 FM. Since then, the station has broadcast a news/talk format during the daylight hours and rock music at night.

References[edit]

  1. ^ The Official Logo Of 98.3 WXME
  2. ^ Access To The Airwaves by Allan H. Weiner (ISBN 1-55950-163-4), p. 106.
  3. ^ "North East Radio Watch by Scott Fybush". Fybush.com. 1981-11-03. Retrieved 2013-10-16.
  4. ^ "North East Radio Watch by Scott Fybush, July 30, 2007". Fybush.com. 2007-07-30. Retrieved 2013-10-16.
  5. ^ "North East Radio Watch by Scott Fybush, September 29, 2008". Fybush.com. Retrieved 2013-10-16.

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