The "Bay" is now "Frank"

Doug Drown
Fri Apr 1 10:54:00 EST 2005

Interesting.  I wonder how many broadcasting management people there are out
there who recognize that the U.S. has an aging demographic.  There are more
and more "seniors" out there who, it would seem, are being ignored --- the
Sinatra listeners.  A lot of them are retiring to Hancock County (and are
wealthy.  Advertisers, take note).  How many "Classic Hits" stations does
the Down East area need, anyway?

All of this goes to buttress a long-held contention of mine: there are too
damn many radio stations.  Anyone want to take on my argument?


----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Rod O'Connor" <>
To: <>
Sent: Friday, April 01, 2005 7:44 AM
Subject: The "Bay" is now "Frank"

> With absolutely no warning,no stunting, and no pomotional hype,  the
"Music of Your Life" on WBYA 105.5 Islesboro came to a halt yesterday.
> As of last evening "The Bay" became
> "The MidCoast's new #1 for Classic Hits 105.5 Frank-FM"
> That makes at least 3 "Classic Hits" for the Penobscot Bay/Bangor/Mount
Desert Island region: "The Peak" WKSS 102.5  Camden; Frank 105.5, and
"I-95"WWMJ 95.7 which shifted from oldies to Classic Hits in January.
> As for standards, the only station locally
> left for the format is WDEA-1370 with ABC's Timeless Classics satellite
> Just heard them give their new website:  They are now
> as WBYA Islesboro Rockland Belfast.
> I guess it's "Hello Frank, Good Bye Frank Sinatra...
> Rod O'Connor
> Southwest Harbor, Maine

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