WWBK


WWBK

Infobox Radio station
name = WWBK


city = Brunswick, Maine
area = Brunswick, Maine
branding =
slogan =
frequency = 900 (kHz)
airdate =
format = silent
power = 1,000 watts (daytime)
66 watts (nighttime)
class = D
facility_id = 56570
coordinates = coord|43|55|40.0|N|69|59|43.0|W|type:landmark
callsign_meaning =
former_callsigns = WCME (to the 1970s)
WKXA (1970s-1988)
WCLZ (1988-1998)
WJJB (1998-2008)
affiliations =
owner = Bob Bittner
licensee = Blue Jey Broadcasting Company, Inc.
sister_stations = WJTO
webcast =
website =

WWBK (900 AM) is a radio station in Brunswick, Maine. The station is owned by Bob Bittner, and is currently silent. When the station returns, it will operate with an as-yet-undetermined music format.cite news|url=http://www.fybush.com/NERW/2008/080428/nerw.html|title=Philly Loses "Big Ron"|last=Fybush|first=Scott|date=2008-04-28|work=NorthEast Radio Watch|accessdate=2008-08-28]

History

WWBK began operations as WCME, co-owned with a sister station on 98.9 FM.cite web|url=http://www.bostonradio.org/essays/maine-hist|title=Maine Radio History, 1971–1996|last=Fybush|first=Scott|publisher=Archives @ BostonRadio.org|accessdate=2008-08-28] In the 1970s, the stations became WKXA, and broadcast several formats, including oldies. This gave way to a classic rock format in 1988, when the stations became WCLZ; in the 1990s, WCLZ again changed to an adult album alternative formatcite news|url=http://www.bostonradio.org/nerw/nerw-011105.html|title=Doing the Albany Shuffle|last=Fybush|first=Scott|date=2001-11-05|work=North East RadioWatch|accessdate=2008-08-28|quote=The station has been edging its way back to the AAA format it used to run in its first stint as WCLZ through much of the nineties...] , but in 1995 the AM side split from the simulcast of WCLZ-FM and converted to home shopping.cite web|url=http://groups.google.com/group/rec.radio.broadcasting/msg/772eaae213e05cd8|title=Re: New England Radio Watcher: Up the Coast to Maine|last=Fischer|first=Richard|date=1995-07-19|work=rec.radio.broadcasting|publisher=Google Groups|accessdate=2008-08-28]

In 1998, Mike Waggoner sold the WCLZ stations to Fuller-Jeffrey Broadcasting.cite news|url=http://www.bostonradio.org/nerw/nerw-980319.html|title=More Layoffs in N.H.|last=Fybush|first=Scott|date=1998-03-19|work=North East RadioWatch|accessdate=2008-08-28] That December, the station changed its call letters to WJJBcite news|url=http://www.bostonradio.org/nerw/nerw-981226.html|title=Albany Jams|last=Fybush|first=Scott|date=1998-12-26|work=North East RadioWatch|accessdate=2008-08-28] , and after a brief return to the WCLZ-FM simulcastcite news|url=http://www.bostonradio.org/nerw/nerw-990101.html|title=Standards Die, Standards Live|last=Fybush|first=Scott|date=1999-01-01|work=North East RadioWatch|accessdate=2008-08-28] , the station became a simulcast of sports station WJAE (1440) in 1999.cite news|url=http://www.bostonradio.org/nerw/nerw-990206.html|title=WKOX, WLLH Sold|last=Fybush|first=Scott|date=1999-02-06|work=North East RadioWatch|accessdate=2008-08-28] Fuller-Jeffrey sold their FM stations to Citadel Broadcasting several months latercite news|url=http://www.bostonradio.org/nerw/nerw-990430.html|title=Fuller-Jeffrey Sells Out|last=Fybush|first=Scott|date=1999-04-30|work=North East RadioWatch|accessdate=2008-08-28] , but J.J. Jeffrey retained WJAE and WJJB as the first stations in his Atlantic Coast Radio group.cite news|url=http://www.bostonradio.org/nerw/nerw-990604.html|title=The End of CBL Is Near|last=Fybush|first=Scott|date=1999-06-04|work=North East RadioWatch|accessdate=2008-08-28]

WJJB changed its call letters to WWBK on March 18, 2008; a month later, the station was sold to Bob Bittner for $27,000. Three months later, on July 19, 2008, WWBK was forced off the air, as the owner of the station's transmission facility, Saga Communications (which acquired the site after buying WCLZ from Citadel in 2007), indicated that it no longer wanted WWBK on the site.cite web|url=http://fjallfoss.fcc.gov/cgi-bin/ws.exe/prod/cdbs/forms/prod/prefill_and_display.pl?Application_id=1259583&Service=AM&Form_id=910&Facility_id=56570|title=Notification of Suspension of Operations / Request for Silent STA|date=2008-07-28|work=CDBS Public Access|publisher=Federal Communications Commission|accessdate=2008-08-28] The station intends to move its transmitter to a location at or near the transmitter of sister station WJTO.

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