104.7 Portland ME

Mijo Joins Power 96 Miami For Nights

CBS Radio CHR “Power 96” 96.5 WPOW-FM Miami has announced the addition of Miguel ‘Mijo’ Irizarry for nights. Irizarry joins WPOW-FM from Mainestream Media Rhythmic CHR “Hot 104.7” WHTP Portland ME where has was Music Director/Afternoon Host. He has also worked at Cumulus Media’s “Hot 106.3” WWKX Providence and Beasley’s “Wired 96.5” WRDW-FM Philadelphia in his career. He fills the opening created by the move of Ivy Unleashed to afternoons last month. Miguel “Mijo” Irizarry will join the air staff of CBS RADIO’s Power 96 (WPOW-FM) in Miami beginning Monday, August 28. He will host weeknights from 7:00 PM to Midnight and engage with listeners across the station’s social media channels. The announcement was made by Rob Mo...[Read More]

WHTP Promotes Hayley Smith-Rose To Assistant PD

Mainestream Media CHR “Hot 104.7” WHTP Kennebunkport/Portland ME has promoted Promotions Director Hayley Smith-Rose to Assistant Program Director. Smith-Rose will retain her role as Promotions Director and on-air host at the station while working with Program Director/Morning Host Ryan Deelon on the day-to-day operations of the station. Prior to joining WHTP, Smith-Rose worked at “Mix 107.9” WFMX Augusta and Saga’s Portland cluster. Mainestream Media is thrilled to be able to announce the promotion of Hayley Smith-Rose to Assistant Program Director of WHTP “Hot 104.7” in Portland, Maine.  Smith-Rose is currently the Promotion Director as well as an on-air personality.  She’ll continue in those roles and also firmly step into a position of leadership within the...[Read More]

Hot 104.7 Portland ME Revamps On-Air Lineup

Mainestream Media Rhythmic CHR “Hot 104.7” WHTP Kennebunkport/Portland ME has hired Samantha Sylvia as its new Promotions Director while rearranging its on-air lineup. Krissy, who recently joined WHTP for afternoons will now head to mornings where she will co-host with Program Director Ryan Deelon from 5-10am. Mijo moves from nights to 1-8pm and Michael Desveaux is upgraded from overnights to 8-12am. Samantha Sylvia has previously served as Promotions Director for Beasley’s WRDW-FM Philadelphia and Citadel’s WWKX Providence and now takes on those duties for WHTP. Mainestream Media’s WHTP-Hot 104.7 continues to add to their impressive roster of talented and experienced employees while also rounding out the on-air lineup. Hot 104.7 Program Director Ryan Deelon has ann...[Read More]

Hot 104.7 Debuts In Southern Maine

Update 9/14: Christmas was a stunt after all. Instead of 104 days of Christmas, WBQW just offered one before flipping to CHR as “Hot 104.7“. Debuting with 5,000 songs in a row, the station is taking direct aim at Cumulus’ “Q97.9” WJBQ. Ryan Dillon, most recently APD/MD at Impact Radio Group’s “Wild 101” KWYD Boise has been named Program Director for WBQW. Listen to the launch of Hot 104.7 at FormatChange.com. Original Report 9/12: With Mainestream Media about to assume operations of 104.7 WBQW Kennebunkport ME on Thursday, the station is preparing to launch with a stunt that will definitely generate attention. Christmas1047.com and 1047ChristmasFM.com are live proclaiming WBQW as “Southern Maine’s Official Christmas Channel”...[Read More]

104.7 WBQW Portland To Launch New Format

Classical “W-Bach” will no longer be heard in the Portland ME market come next week as Mainestream Media begins operating the station. Mainestream, which acquired the station for $150,000 in the Nassau Broadcasting bankruptcy auction, will take control of the station’s programming on Thursday, September 13 at 5:00pm. At that time it will drop the Classical programming for an as of now undisclosed format. WBQW is licensed to Kennebunkport, south of Portland, with a Class A signal that just grazes the city itself. WBIN Media, which acquired the other two stations that air the Classical programming in the state told the Portland Press-Herald that the format will continue on 106.9 WBQX Thomaston and 107.7 WBQI Bar Harbor. However, 107.7 was spun-off this week to Blueberry Bro...[Read More]