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Re: WEGP 1390

On Sat, 22 Jul 2000, Roderick O'Connor wrote:

> >From an article in yesterday's (Friday.July 21) edition of Bangor Daily
> News..
> " McDonnel "Mac" Smith, president of Decelles/Smith Media Inc. has
> leased Star Radio Co, owner of WEGP-AM 1390 and plans to bring the
> station back on the air"
> The station will retain its' talk radio format according to the article
> and will provide CBS Radio hourly newscasts.
> Radio talk shows the station plans to broadcast will include the "Doug
> Stephan Good Day Show", Dr. Joy Brown, Mike Gallagher, The Dolans and
> Howie Carr.
> The article erroneously refers to WEGP as a 500 watt, instead of a 5,000
> watt station.
> Was unable to find this article on the BDN homepage, thus the reason for
> this  re-written version.

Yes, WEGP is up and running once again under new ownership..... the studio
is well set up in a small suite at an internet cafe in downtown Presque
Isle on route 1. I was up that way a few days ago and helped Tom Barna
(the engineer for the station, as well as WREM the former sister
station) lug some equipnment in including a couple of
turntables. Everything is being run from the transmitter site currently
from other feeds, the on air studio can go on the air by simply dialing in
and soon there will be a microwave link.

Best of luck to the new management of WEGP, hopefully it will be able to
regain it's former audience that it lost while off the air.