PORTLAND (NEWS CENTER) -- Every day for years, thousands of people have listened to WCSH newscasts on the radio. Thanks to a new partnership with Nassau Broadcasting, that tradition can continue.
Most listeners were unaware of the fact that those broadcasts were a fluke of the analog era. Across the country, any television station positioned at channel 6 could be heard on 87.7FM. When stations switch from analog to digital next month, all of those radio signals will be silenced.
As of February 2, NEWS CENTER's morning and early evening newscasts are being simulcast on Nassau's 870AM and 1470AM frequencies. The Morning Report can be heard seven days a week. NEWS CENTER at 5, 5:30 and 6 can be heard Monday-Friday.
News and weather updates from NEWS CENTER will also air throughout the day on 107.5 Frank FM and 105.5 Frank FM, 106.7 and 106.3 The Bone, 99.9FM The Wolf, and all of Nassau's W-Bach stations.
"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 those caused by December's ice storm.