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Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Channel 6 Audio Will Soon Be Gone

When WCSH finally goes digital in June, Mainers will no longer be able to listen to Channel 6 in the car. All American TV stations assigned to Channel 6 broadcast their analog audio signal at 87.7 MHz—down at the lower end of the FM dial. When WCSH switches off its analog signal on June 12, Mainers' ability to listen to its programming on the radio will be lost.

To compensate for the loss, WCSH will be broadcasting its morning and evening news reports on The Oldies Channel (870 AM in Portland, 1470 AM in Lewiston/Auburn).
"We know Mainers have come to rely on our radio signal," said WCSH President and General Manager Steve Thaxton. "We've worked for months to find a radio partner to join with us to continue this valuable service. The value of the service is particularly evident during widespread or extended power outages, such as the one caused by December's ice storm." [Link]

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