Maine Public Broadcasting Network adds Portland classical radio station

Posted on: May 23, 2016

“The Maine Public Broadcasting Network is adding a Portland station to its classical music radio service, launched less than two weeks ago,” writes Ray Routhier in Friday’s (5/20) Press Herald (Portland, Maine). “The new station will be heard on 104.1 FM in Greater Portland and should be on the air by Wednesday, said Mark Vogelzang, chief executive of MPBN…. Maine Public Classical launched on May 9 and features classical music and programming aired 24 hours a day. The new Portland station will be the fourth in the radio network so far, along with stations in Bangor (106.1 FM), Waterville (99.7 FM) and Fryeburg (91.5 FM). Launching the network allowed MPBN to take classical music off of its main network, Maine Public Radio…. Listeners can get Maine Public Classical using an HD radio anywhere that Maine Public Radio is now heard. But people without HD radios, which cost about $50, have to tune in to one of Maine Public Classical’s four radio stations or stream the programming online.… ‘This is a significant addition for us, because there are so many classical fans and performing arts organizations in the Portland area,’ said Vogelzang. ‘Getting this station answers a real need.’ ”

Posted May 23, 2016