Bangor Daily News

A family-owned business now in its fourth generation of ownership, the BDN has produced Maine’s newspaper of record, Bangor Daily News, for well over one hundred years. Established in 1889 by the great-grandfather of the current publisher, Richard J. Warren, the company continues to serve its readers and its advertisers with products that are relevant to the times and provide statewide coverage such as BDN Maine, bangordailynews.com, Bangor Metro Magazine and weekly geographically targeted publications. Carolyn J. Mowers, sister of the publisher, serves as chairman of the board.

Blueberry Broadcasting

WVQM 101.3
125 Community Drive, Suite 201
Augusta, ME 04330
General Phone Number: (207) 623-9000
WVOM 103.9
184 Target Industrial Circle
Bangor, ME 04401
General Phone Number: (207) 947-9100

Coffee News

Effective Advertising for local businesses. Family Friendly Weekly Publication. Fun and Engaging and Competitive searching for “Little Bill” A Great Read!!

Elm City Photo, Inc.

We are Your Digital Imaging Resource Center
Elm City Photo established 1946 in Waterville, Maine and we have been at the forefront of the imaging
industry for 3 generations. Our knowledgeable staff is trained in all aspects of the photographic arts along
with the latest techniques in digital imaging, file handling, scanning, and editing.

Categories: Media and PublicationsPhotography

Member Discount: 10% discount

Accepts Chamber Gift Certificates

Mix Maine Marketing

Mix Maine Media is a full-service promotional agency with a variety of solutions tailored to give small businesses and non-profits an edge in an extremely competitive marketplace. Our commitment to our clients and their success is second to none.

Mix Maine Media

Mix Maine Media is a full-service promotional agency with a variety of solutions tailored to give small businesses and non-profits an edge in an extremely competitive marketplace. Our commitment to our clients and their success is second to none.

Categories: Media and Publications

Accepts Chamber Gift Certificates

TOWN LINE

The Town Line is a nonprofit community newspaper located in South China covering more than 20 towns across central Maine.

The Town Line, Inc. is governed by a volunteer board of directors and staffed by a managing editor, bookkeeper and advertising manager. Numerous volunteers, who are always needed, also contribute to the weekly operation of the newspaper.

The Town Line has been organized and incorporated under the Maine Nonprofit Corporations Act and designated nonprofit under §501(c)(3) of the U.S. Internal Revenue Code.

The Town Line, Inc. accomplishes its purpose through the advertising revenue of local businesses, through memberships and subscriptions from individuals, and from private and town grant assistance.

The Town Line is supported by advertising, and also by community contributions, which are very much appreciated.

Our Vision:
To enhance the quality of life

Our Mission:
To create a vibrant rural community connecting our towns, organizations and individuals through communication, education, and public dialogue.

Our Goals:
Be a sustainable nonprofit organization.
Build good community relations.
Publish a weekly, non-partisan, balanced newspaper.
The Town Line Inc. Statement of Purpose
The Town Line Inc. not-for-profit organization’s purpose is to promote and foster a growing, healthy, central Maine community comprising of China, Albion, Palermo, Windsor, Vassalboro, Winslow, Unity, Skowhegan and their environs, and the production of a free, local area newspaper to serve this community.

The Town Line Community Newspaper
P.O. Box 89
575 Lakeview Drive (next to the China Town Office)
So. China, ME 04358-0089
Tel (207) 445-2234

Email: townline@fairpoint.net
website: www.townline.org

For advertising: Kathy Duhnoski: 691-2332 or kduhnoski@myfairpoint.net.

Townsquare Media (B98.5 & 92 Moose, KOOL AM)

Townsquare is a radio, digital media, entertainment and digital marketing solutions company principally focused on being the premier local advertising and marketing solutions platform in small and mid-sized markets across the U.S. Our assets include 321 radio stations and more than 330+ local websites in 67 U.S. markets, a digital marketing solutions company (Townsquare Interactive), a proprietary digital programmatic advertising platform (Townsquare Ignite) and approximately 200 live events with over one million attendees each year. Our brands include local media assets such as WYRK, KLAQ, K2 and NJ101.5; iconic regional and national events such as the Taste of Country Music Festival, WE Fest, Country Jam, the Boise Music Festival, the Red Dirt BBQ & Music Festival and Taste of Fort Collins; and leading tastemaker music and entertainment websites such as XXLmag.com, TasteofCountry.com and Loudwire.com.

Turner Publishing

Turner Publishing Inc.
Maine’s Community News Papers

Thank you for visiting today!
We’re Maine’s largest direct-mail community publishing company. We provide over 150 Maine Zip Codes with community news, events and information to nearly 250,000 Maine homes, reaching upwards of 600,000 different Mainers every 30 days. Click on the ZIP CODE CHART to view our Mailing Profiles by Zip Code.

DEADLINES
Download our calendar which shows the deadlines for listing your ad and getting your press releases in to us and it also shows the dates our print publications will be in homes. If you’re not a current advertiser or don’t remember who your sales rep is, send us an email at advertising@turnerpublishing.net and we can answer your questions. You can send your press releases to articles@turnerpublishing.net. Click here for the latest calendar.

Our Publications
Our Weekly and Monthly pubs are FREE in your mailbox and every single copy of our 17 publications is FREE online.

Marketing Strategies
Turner Publishing offers comprehensive, customized, marketing packages to fit any size company and budget. Whether your company needs total market saturation print coverage to half a million people, solo zip code penetration or creative web and internet solutions, Turner Publishing custom crafts every ad campaign to help you pinpoint your ideal customers. View our distribution map to see where our print publications are distributed.

SPECIAL PROGRAMS
We offer special advertising rates for Chambers and their members. The Chamber commits to a $99 banner ad for one year which provides monthly editorial space for a 500-word article supplied by the Chamber. New Chamber members who are also new to Turner Publishing and who agree to advertise on the Chamber’s page, get a free directory ad the first month. The second month a directory ad for new Chamber advertisers is $30. For the remainder of the year after the second month, the directory ad is $59 and the new Chamber advertiser can schedule a business profile and photo to run on the Chamber page. Click here for our Chamber program sheet.

PRESS RELEASE SERVICE
Turner Publishing, Inc. publications are good news publications and as such are a-political and have no religious agenda. Press releases are published on a first-come, first-served basis.

Business press may require a fee if not a regular advertiser or if free space is not available. We charge $1 a word for press releases. If your paid press release is political, it will be accompanied by a disclaimer the same as a political advertisement. All press releases must follow our guidelines as noted above.

Submit your press release by email and include your phone number so that we can call you. Make sure your press release includes the five Ws: who, what, when, where, why. Email advertising@turnerpublishing.net. Call us at 207-225-2076 so you can prepay your press release.

Job Opportunities at Turner Publishing, Inc.
From time to time, we have openings for sales and office staff. Please visit our “About Us” page for current job openings.

Get Started Today
Turner Publishing has helped thousands of businesses grow and prosper over the last two decades and we’re ready to go to work for you. Start reaching all your neighbors in a more effective, affordable and positive way by next weekend.


Mission Statement
“To serve as a powerful resource that helps businesses grow and communities prosper. Providing high quality, localized information where neighbors can share, care and thrive in today’s busy lifestlyes.”

Categories: Media and Publications

Member Discount: 15% off ads in any of the 17 publications for Chamber Members

WABI TV – Channel 5

Maine’s First Television Station
Serving Maine since 1953

WABI-TV, Bangor, officially signed on as Maine’s First Television Station on January 25, 1953. The station was launched by former Maine Governor Horace A. Hildreth. Hildreth had earlier acquired the license to Maine’s oldest radio station, WABI-AM, and the call letters conveyed to the new television station.

Originally a multi-network affiliate (CBS, NBC, ABC, and Dumont), TV5 began as a primary NBC affiliate, switching to CBS primary a little over a year after starting up (while still carrying ABC programming – shared with WTWO (WLBZ), and becoming an official full-time CBS affiliate in 1959.

Anecdotally, we understand that the first full program aired on the station was a filmed episode of the syndicated series “Boston Blackie” starring Kent Taylor (several viewers recall that this is a fact, but we do not have a record of the broadcast log).

TV5 was home to Bangor’s “Bozo the Clown” and many other local favorites. Members of the “baby boomer” generation of TV5 viewers have fond memories of the annual Santa Claus shows (“Santa’s Workshop” & “Santa and His Friends”) of the 60’s and 70’s.

Years after the station stopped producing the Santa shows, local area post offices continued to direct mail addressed to “Santa Claus, North Pole” to the Bangor studios of WABI-TV.

In addition to weeknight local newscasts at 5, 6 and 11, and weekend evening newscasts at 6 and 11, TV5 is home to the area’s most popular morning news program, the locally-produced TV5 Morning News.

In September 2007, with the addition of a secondary digital channel, WABI DT2, affiliated with The CW network, TV5 added another original half-hour of weekday live, local news at 10:00 PM. WABI-DT2 also provides delayed broadcasts of TV5 News at Noon at 12:30 PM, and a half-hour segment of TV5 Morning News at 7:00 AM weekdays.

WABI-TV added an additional channel in 2015. DECADES affiliate WABI-DT3 soft-launched on Thursday, September 24, 2015, at 2:30 PM. A few “bugs” had to be worked out the first two days on the air, but the station was up and running well by the weekend. The official launch date was October 1, 2015.

TV5 also has a long history of live local public affairs and local sports broadcasts and is also to the local station for Maine’s only late night local talk show, The Nite Show with Danny Cashman, which airs Saturday nights at 11:30.

TV5 is proud to help local communities and public service organizations celebrate “The Spirit of Maine.” The station participates in a number of community initiatives throughout the year, in partnership with local service organizations, civic groups, and citizens groups.

What About Maine

What About Maine is a Free Trivia Magazine that can be picked up at local stores, restaurants, coffee shops and supermarkets. What About Maine celebrates Maine’s unique culture with a trivia contest that features questions a typical Mainer might know. It is fun, interesting and you could win a free gift card from a local business. There are hundreds of Contest Winners, and thousands of dollars of gift cards offered by local businesses to Contest Winners. You do not necessarily need to answer every question correctly to win. There is no limit to how many times you can win. You must be at least 18 years old to play. Not responsible for lost or stolen gift cards. Some restriction may apply.

Contact Us:
What About Maine
PO Box 334
Winthrop, Maine 04364
trivia@whataboutmaine.com

WMHB 89.7 FM

WMHB’s beginnings originate to Radio Colby, a weekly radio show aired on WTVL, a Waterville AM radio station. Beginning in 1949, Radio Colby featured Colby news, trivia, and favorite new music. Much of the same type of material that was broadcast on the radio show is now available on the “Inside Colby” podcast, a production by the Colby College communications office. Radio Colby on WTVL would be discontinued in December 1957.

Given Radio Colby’s popularity, students wished to further develop campus broadcasting. In the Spring of 1955, Radio Colby went on air as 600  K.C. AM, a carrier current station. Being a carrier current station, the call letters were arbitrary, and KCAM referred to ‘K Colby AM’. Students could listen in by attaching a cable from their radio to radiator pipes or ground wire of the electrical system. The station broadacst originated in the veteran’s apartments (temporary housing created for the returning World War II veterans) and could be heard on the eastern side of campus including the residences which were at the time fraternity houses. The veterans apartments were demolished in 1957, and Radio Colby went silent.

Radio Colby came back in 1964 on 610 kHz carrier current. Broadcasting from Roberts Union, the new station could be heard almost all around campus. Radio Colby began to develop from a novelty into more of a full featured radio station, featuring both news and music. This increase in development led the station to apply for a 10 watt Class D Noncommercial FM license in 1973. Radio Colby incorporated as the Mayflower Hill Broadcasting Corporation, a separate entity from Colby College and governed completely by students.

In 1984, WMHB upgraded to 110 watts effective radiated power, increasing its radius from the immediate Waterville area to the surrounding communities and continued as a mainly on-campus feature, although community support began to grow over time.

In the mid-1990s WMHB began a new chapter in its existence. The station began to structure itself more like a public radio station rather than a campus club. These developments increased as time went on, and in January 2001, WMHB first began to stream its content on the Internet. Due to royalty battles, WMHB had to pull its webstream down shortly after, but WMHB re-instated webstreaming in 2002.

Over time the web became a major aspect of WMHB’s listenership base, attracting listeners from all over the world as well as an increased number of Colby students. Beginning in the fall of 2007, station staff led a dramatic digital renovation. Previously, the Digital Millennium Copyright Act had prohibited WMHB from broadcasting online unless there was a live DJ in the studio to update playlist information, but the incorporation of a digital music library allowed WMHB’s webcast to run twenty-four hours a day when no DJ was in the studio. In March 2007, WMHB was added to the iTunes radio tuner, as well as the radio tuners of Windows Media and TiVo.

In 2018, WMHB began to re-vamp its automation software and scheduling by switching over to StationPlaylist. Alongside the new automation software, there also began improvements to the new wordpress website.

Categories: Media and Publications

Member Discount: 3-month underwriting trial period, 2 mentions/week, for new Chamber members. Logo placement on Web site.