Infobox Radio station
name = 103.9 WVOM
airdate = Early 1990's
frequency = 103.9
erp = 90 kw
class = C
callsign_meaning = W Voice Of Maine
former_callsigns = WSNV
website = http://www.wvomfm.com
WVOM is an FM radio station located at 103.9 mhz, owned by
Blueberry Broadcasting. WVOM and the other 16 Clear Channel stations in Maine were sold in August 2008 to Maine-based Blueberry Broadcasting which is headed by Louis Vitale and Bruce Biette. Known as "The Voice of Maine News/Talk Network", The station serves the eastern Maine counties of Penobscot, Waldo, Washington, Hancock, and Piscataquis from its studios located in Bangor, Maine. The station offers a combination of locally produced news programming and syndicated talk programming. The station operates at 90,000 watts however on air they state they are the "100,000 watt blow torch".
All Times EST
6am-9am "The George Hale / Ric Tyler Show" (formally known as "Maine in the Morning") 9am-Noon
Coast To Coast AM
Saturday 7-10am "Hot and Cold" hosted by Tom Gocze with Dr. Dick Hill. Maine's Home Improvement Program since 1989. Hot and Cold focuseson home improvements, building science and energy efficiency. It is WVOM's longest running local program and originated in the late 1980s on then-talk station
Sunday 2pm-4pm "Back To Business", a program designed to provide advice to Eastern Maine's small business community. The program is hosted by Deb Neuman of the University of Maine's Target Technology Incubator. Ms. Neuman was recently awarded Small Business Journalist of the Year for Maine and New England by the US Small Business Administration. The show also has received a commendation from the United States Senate in September 2006. Until WVOM picked up University of Maine sports, the show aired on Saturday afternoons in the same timeslot.
WVOM as well as
WGUYare the flagship stations for the Black Bear Network Sports. WVOM carries football, and hockeywhile WGUY will carry men's and women's college basketballas well as select baseballand softball.On March 15, 2007 it was announced WVOM, along with sister station WGUYwill be the new home for University of Mainesports through the 2011-2012 season, replacing long time radio home WZON. WVOM will carry football and hockeywhile WGUY will carry men's and women's basketball. [ [http://goblackbears.cstv.com/genrel/031507aaa.html Black Bear Radio Agreement To Move Flagship Station And Expand Network] ] Previous to the fall of 2007, the long-time home of University of Mainesports was ESPN Radioaffiliate WZON, however the university's student run radio station WMEB will continue to carry home sports games, with their own announcers as they did during the WZON days.
The station also carries
The Kim Komando Show, The Car Doctorwith Ron Ananian, Bob Brinker's Moneytalk, Coast to Coast AMand the Best of Glenn Beck.
Tom and Charlie Show: Tom Morelli and Charlie Horne were the original morning show hosts from 1995 to 2000. When owner Jerry Evans changed WSNV to WVOM, he put these two hosts in, Mon.-Fri., 6 to 10 am, to go head to head with Imus. Later, when Dr. Laura was moved to the 9 am time slot, the morning show was moved back to 6 to 9 am. In 1995, the Maine In The Morning Show went on the air in 12th place in the market. They ended up tied for third a few years later, and maintained those ratings until Thomas Morelli left in June, 2000. (Thomas Morelli is currently the only past on-air morning show personality who left under his own power - not fired.) Charlie Horne was let go three years later, after being paired with several other hosts. The live coverage of the Ice Storm of 1998 was the high point of the morning show, and many details of this event were written about in a book.
Doctor Laura: Dropped in favor of Glenn Beck, program moved to WABI AM 910.
Jim Cramer's Real Money: Program changed syndicators and has ultimately left the air.
Bruce Williams, dropped in favor of Lars Larson.
NASCAR: Races moved to sister station WBFB).
Lars Larson, dropped in favor of Sean Hannity.
The Phil Hendrie Show: Hendrie ended his original show in June 2006. Replaced by Coast to Coast AMrebroadcasts.
[http://www.bostonradio.org bostonradio.org] Radio history of Maine 1971-1996, also an audio collection and weekly columns.
* [http://www.wvomfm.com Official Site]
* [http://www.hotandcold.tv/ Hot and Cold]
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