After stunting all weekend with The History of Rock and Roll, Port Broadcasting flipped 92.1 WXEX-FM Sanford ME and 1540 WXEX/97.1 W246BP Exeter NH to 1970s based Oldies “Seacoast Oldies” at 7pm on Labor Day. Morning host Dave Stevens remains in place, while his former co-host Lisa G. moves to middays. The move reverses the flip from Classic Hits to Classic Rock made in 2015. Original Report 9/3: A new format is en-route to Port Broadcasting’s “Classic Rock 92.1/97.1” 92.1 WXEX-FM Sanford ME and 1540 WXEX/97.1 W246BP Exeter NH. The stations are “under construction” running the Drake-Chenault documentary The History of Rock and Roll. The station is also running sweepers promoting a new sound coming after the Labor Day holiday.
More than a year after announcing a three-way merger with Garrison City Broadcasting that never was completed, Aruba Capital Holdings and Port Broadcasting are finally merging their holdings in Coastal New England. Andrew Hartmann will contribute his Aruba Capital Holdings’ “Classic Rock 92.1” 1540 WXEX/97.1 W246BP Exeter NH and 92.1 WXEX-FM Sanford ME into Port Broadcasting for a 29.1% stake in the company that will be combined with his post-merger 26.9% personal stake. Carl Strube and Pete Falconi will each hold 22% of the newly combined company. Port Broadcasting currently owns Adult Standards 1450 WNBP/106.1 W291CC Newburyport MA and “1220 The Legends” WWSF/W272CG Sanford ME. Rather than merge with Aruba & Port, Garrison City Broadcasting sold AC R...[Read More]
Port Broadcasting, Aruba Capital Holdings and Garrison City Broadcasting have announced they will be merging to create Coastal Media Partners. The new group will be operated by Port’s Carl Strube and Pete Falconi. Port Broadcasting had begun operating Aruba Capital Holdings’ 1540 WXEX Exeter, NH and 92.1 WXEX-FM Sanford, ME via LMA in April and relaunched them as “Classic Rock 92.1” earlier this month. Port Broadcasting owns 1450 WNBP/106.1 W291CC Newburyport, MA and 1220 WWSF/102.3 W272CG Sanford, ME both of which operate as Oldies “The Legends“. Garrison City Broadcasting owns News/Talk 1270 WTSN Dover, NH and AC “98.7 The Bay” WBYY Somersworth, NH. Port Broadcasting, LLC of Newburyport, MA, Aruba Capital Holdings, LLC of Exeter, NH, and Ga...[Read More]
Pete Falconi and Carl Strube’s Port Broadcasting will begin operating Aruba Capital Holdings’ Classic Hits 1540 WXEX Exeter, NH/92.1 WXEX-FM Sanford, ME via LMA effective immediately. The WXEX combo will join Port Broadcasting’s 1450 WNBP/106.1 W291CC Newburyport, MA and 1220 WWSF/102.3 W272CG Sanford, ME in creating full coverage of the New England coast from the Massachusetts/New Hampshire border up to just south of Portland. Port Broadcasting, LLC of Newburyport, MA announced today that it has entered into a Local Marketing Agreement with Aruba Capital Holdings, LLC of Exeter, NH to operate their two radio stations in Exeter, NH and Sanford, ME. Aruba Capital owns WXEX AM & FM. Port Broadcasting will now handle the programming and advertising sales for those two s...[Read More]