More on Skowhegan radio changes
Fri Feb 11 21:52:53 EST 2005
There are two other sports stations in the market, one to the south (1280
WFAU) and one to the east (620 WZON). But the Skowhegan area, especially to
the north and west, isn't served by any other talk stations. 560 WGAN
doesn't come in all that well, and 103.9 WVOM's signal from Howland meets
interference from 103.7 WZPK Mount Washington. Somerset and Franklin
Counties have no talk radio, save for what interactive programming WKTJ and
MPBC have to offer.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Daniel Billings" <email@example.com>
Sent: Friday, February 11, 2005 7:15 PM
Subject: More on Skowhegan radio changes
> A story in today's Morning Sentinel details the changes:
> 107.9 WHQO went from news and talk to "The Mix," a variety of music from
> '70s through today. The station manager is quoted as saying the new format
> is aimed at women listeners age 25-54.
> The weirdest thing is that the switched the talk format to 1160 WSKW for
> day before returning to sports talk. They were running liners on 107.9
> urging talk listeners to switch to 1160. And then the next day they went
> back to sports. Weird.
> In the story, the station manager says the market has other talk stations
> but does not mention that there is another sports station in the market.
> They also promise local content to come. We'll see.
> -- Dan Billings, Bowdoinham, Maine
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