Infobox Radio station
name = WJTO
area = Portland and Vicinity
branding = "The Memories Station"
airdate = 1957
frequency = 730 kHz
Adult Standards/ Oldies
power = 1,000 Watts Daytime - 6 Watts Nighttime
class = D
callsign_meaning = Jet-Assisted Take Off
former_callsigns = WMMS (1957-60)
owner = Bob Bittner Broadcasting
licensee = Blue Jey Broadcasting Company
WJTO 730 AM is an
Adult Standards/ Oldiesstation licensed to Bath, Maine. Formerly a news/talk station, WJTO is owned by Bob Bittner Broadcasting and is a sister station to Cambridge, Massachusetts' WJIB. Bittner bought WJTO in March 1997, as the 4th station under his ownership. (In 1996-7, he sold two of his other stations, WNEB in Worcester Mass, and WKBR in Manchester, New Hampshire. WJTO was a complete purchase, meaning that such purchase included the station license, equipment and real estate of 12 acres, located on an ocean inlet. (WNEB and WKBR were both off the air, not operational, and real estate under questionable status, when purchased by Bittner). Later in 2003 and 2004, Bittner made two adjoining land and house purchases, creating a full residence 600' from the station, all situated on 220 acres in West Bath, Maine. Bittner uses the premises as a summer residence and keeps an extensive music collection for both stations at WJTO. On display at WJTO is a lot of radio memorabilia.
WJTO puts out a 1kW daytime signal and can be heard as far away as Providencetown,
Massachusettsand Nova Scotia, with a daytime city-grade signal into Portland.
WJTO began broadcasting in September 1957 (as WMMS) with the first owner being Winslow Porter Sr. Call letters were changed around 1960 to WJTO (Jet-assisted Take-Off) referring to the arrival of the beginning of military jets usage at nearby Brunswick Naval Air Station.
The station in the 60's and 70's was prosperous busy place (studios located in downtown Bath then). Female DJ's were first heard on WJTO, along with a few other stations. WJTO gave several Portland station real competition. In 1971, the modern two-story building was constructed at the transmitter site (the current site owned by Bittner), and all was well until the latge 70's when FM came into fashion. WJTO did have a powerful FM (WJTO-FM), which later became WIGY-FM and WKRH-FM; all 3 incarnations co-owned with WJTO. With listenership drifting to FM across America, the original AM station was getting the least attention. The station went through several ownership changes in the 1980's and one of them was at the helm when both stations went into bankruptcy around 1990. Off the air then for 11 months. In 1994, the FM was sold to a Rhode Island broadcaster (which still owns it, with call letters changed to
With Bittner's purchase in 1997, WJTO switched from talk to beautiful music with less than stellar results. Slowly, Bittner morphed it to an
adult standardsstation with a lot of 50's/60's oldies pop mixed in. Since 2003, WJTO has had an audience equivalent to the prosperity days of the 1960's and 1970's. Similar to Bittner's Boston station WJIB, WJTO does not air any commercials, but is big on local public service announcements.
* [http://gallery.bostonradio.org/2005-06/maine/100-02895-med.html A tour of the WJTO facility]
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