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WBZN
WBZN Z 107.3 logo.jpg
Broadcast areaBangor, Maine
Frequency107.3 MHz
BrandingZ107.3
Programming
FormatTop 40 (CHR)
Ownership
Owner
WDEA, WEZQ, WQCB, WWMJ
History
First air date
August 1996
Former call signs
WUMC (1990-1993, Construction Permit)
Technical information
Facility ID18535
ClassC2
ERP50,000 watts
HAAT126 meters (413 ft)
Links
WebcastListen Live
Websitewww.z1073.com

WBZN (107.3 MHz) is a commercial FM radio station licensed to Old Town, Maine, and serving the Bangor, Maine area. It is owned by Townsquare Media and it airs a Top 40/CHR radio format. The studios and offices are on Acme Road in Brewer.[1]

WBZN has an effective radiated power (ERP) of 50,000 watts. The transmitter is off Miller Way in Alton.[2]

History

The station first signed on the air on January 1, 1995.[3] Previously, various owners attempted to put it on the air beginning in 1990. A construction permit for 107.3 was issued by the Federal Communications Commission in 1990 with the working call sign WUMC, but that version never made it to the airwaves.

Eclipse Broadcasting bought the construction permit in 1993 for $55,000. When the station finally launched, the station's call letters were WBZN and it aired a "Greatest Hits of the 70s" classic hits format. Eclipse Broadcasting was started by Chuck Foster and Mike Elliott. During that period, WBZN began calling itself Z107.3.

The station was heavily involved with Eastern Maine Medical Center's Children's Miracle Network charities spearheaded by Sales Manager Greg Carpenter.

In 1998, Cumulus Media, one of America's largest radio station owners, bought WBZN and sister station WQCB for $6.4 million.[4] In August 2013, Cumulus decided to leave Maine and sold the radio stations to Townsquare Media.

On-air staff

Current on-air staff includes:

References

Coordinates: 45°00′36″N 68°44′53″W / 45.010°N 68.748°W / 45.010; -68.748