Bangor’s Fox Sports outlet struggling


FOX SportsBlueberry Broadcasting has taken WAEI-AM 910 off the air while it determines the station’s future, according to the Bangor, Maine Daily News. The all-sports station, which had most of its content provided by Fox Sports Radio, went off the air on the first of this month, but its future is still undecided.

“We have not made any final decisions regarding what’s going to happen with that radio station,” Bruce Biette, Blueberry’s VP/COO told the paper. “I would not make the assumption that the radio station is going away.”

Biette declined to say what led to the decision to take the station down. He said he doesn’t have listener data because the station didn’t subscribe to ratings.

No Blueberry Broadcasting employees were affected by the shutdown, as content for the station was largely nationally syndicated Fox Sports. Blueberry Broadcasting is based in Kennebunkport and owns 17 radio stations in Maine.

Blueberry purchased the station in 2008. It was affiliated with Boston’s WEEI sports shortly thereafter, but that relationship ended in 2010 and Blueberry began using content from FSN.

See the Bangor Daily News story here