96.9 Portland ME

W-Bach Signs Off In Maine

Binnie Media is making changes at three of its Maine properties. The Classical format of “W-Bach” 106.9 WBQX Thomaston and 96.9 W245AA Portland was dropped on Saturday. WBQX is now Classic Hits “Frank-FM“, with the “Classic Hits for Mid-Coast Maine” programming that had been on sister 105.5 WBYA Islesboro. Most of WBQX’s programming originates on 107.5 WFNK Lewiston/Portland in addition to carrying Boston Red Sox baseball and local high school sports. WBYA is now running a loop directing listeners to 106.9 WBQX. Meanwhile 96.9 W245AA Portland has returned to simulcasting Country “99.9 The Wolf” WTHT Auburn/99.3 WBQQ Kennebunk. W245AA had simulcast WTHT until it flipped to the “W-Bach” programming in April 2013. This ends the...[Read More]

Classical Returns To Portland, ME

Classical “W-Bach” will once again be audible in Portland, ME starting Monday, April 15. Following the breakup of Nassau Broadcasting last Summer, what was once a trimulcast serving much of coastal Maine was left with just 106.9 WBQX Thomaston, ME serving the area northeast of Portland. The former WBQW Kennebunkport shifted to CHR “Hot 104.7” WHTP, and 107.7 WBQI Bar Harbor became part of a Classic Hits trimulcast as WBKA. Now WBIN Media will break 96.9 W245AA Portland off of its simulcast of Country “99.9 The Wolf” WTHT Auburn/99.3 WBQQ Kennebunk to a simulcast of WBQX via WTHT-HD2. The 250 watt translator will give the Classical programming city grade coverage of all of Portland proper. The Press Release announcing the launch of Classical on 96.9 follo...[Read More]