WBCQ (SW)


WBCQ (SW)

Infobox Radio station
name = WBCQ


city = Monticello, Maine
area = the Americas & the Caribbean
branding = "WBCQ The Planet"
slogan = "Free speech, it's more than words."
frequency = 5.110 MHz
7.415 MHz
9.330 MHz
15.420 MHz
airdate = September 8, 1998
format = Variety
power = 50,000 watts
owner = Allan Weiner
website = [http://www.wbcq.com wbcq.com]
callsign_meaning = Weiner Broadcasting Company|

WBCQ is a shortwave radio station operating at Monticello, Maine, USA. The station is owned and operated by Allan Weiner, who also owns and operates WXME (AM) 780 and WBCQ-FM 94.7 MHz at the shortwave site. WBCQ began operation in 1998 with just the WBCQ-1 transmitter on 7.415 MHz. All of the WBCQ short wave antennas are directional and are beamed at 245 degrees.

Since its inception, WBCQ has held a philosophy that the First Amendment guarantees free speech and, as a trustee of the public airwaves, runs the station based on this. Programs are usually paid for by varying groups of religious and political entities, but there are also programs playing various forms of music, novelty records, and self recorded material. The station also hosts numerous talk shows and is the home of many former pirate radio broadcasters.

Frequencies

* WBCQ-4: 5.11 MHz (60m band)
* WBCQ-1: 7.415 MHz (41m band) mode A3E/AM
* WBCQ-3: 9.33 MHz (31m band)
* WBCQ-2: 15.42 MHz (19m band)

Former frequencies

*WBCQ-4: 5.100 & 5.105 MHz
*WBCQ-3: 9.335 MHz
*WBCQ-2: 17.495 & 18.910 MHz

Notable radio programs

* Radio Newyork International Sunday at 20:00 Eastern time on WBCQ-1
* "Allan Weiner Worldwide" Friday at 20:00 Eastern time on WBCQ-1
* "Off the Hook" with Emmanuel Goldstein, Wednesdays at 19:00 Eastern time on WBCQ-1 (simulcast with WBAI 99.5 FM)
* "Le Show" with Harry Shearer, Sundays at 19:00 Eastern time on WBCQ-1
* "This Week In Amateur Radio International, Sundays at 16:00 Eastern time (20:00 UTC)

External links

* [http://www.wbcq.com WBCQ official website]
* [http://schedule.wbcq.com/ WBCQ Program Guide]
* [http://hometown.aol.com/marionweb Marion's Attic]
* [http://www.biznet1.com/goddessirena1/index.html Goddess Irena 1]
* [http://ftp.fcc.gov/ib/sand/neg/hf_web/xwbcq12.txt FCC information for WBCQ] (not up-to-date)
* [http://lostdiscsradioshow.tripod.com The Lost Discs Radio Show]


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