WXME

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WXME
WXME 98.3 logo.png
CityMonticello, Maine
Broadcast areaAroostook County, Maine
Frequency780 kHz
Branding"98.3 WXME"[1]
Programming
Language(s)English
FormatTalk, Rock
AffiliationsUSA Radio Network, Genesis Communications Network
Ownership
OwnerAllan Weiner
WBCQ, WBCQ-FM
History
First air date
February 2, 1981[2]
Former call signs
WOZW (1981-1987)
WREM (1987-2007)
WCXH (2007-2008)
Former frequencies
710 kHz (1981-2007)
Technical information
Facility ID17514
ClassD
Power5,000 watts (daytime)
60 watts (nighttime)
Transmitter coordinates
46°20′30″N 67°49′4″W / 46.34167°N 67.81778°W / 46.34167; -67.81778
Links
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 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.

Broadcast translators of WXME
Call sign Frequency
(MHz)
City of license Facility
ID
ERP
(W)
Class FCC info
W252DW 98.3 Monticello, Maine 201363 175 D FCC

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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