Portland, ME — Nassau Broadcasting Partners,
L.P.(“Nassau”), a leading radio group in the Northeast, announced today
that it has closed on the purchase of two radio groups in Maine.
Nassau has acquired the stations of the Radio Partners of Maine, L.P.
They are 107.5 WTHT-FM, 99.9 WMEK-FM, 106.7 WMTW-FM, 870 WMTW-AM, and
1470 WLAM-AM. In addition, Nassau has purchased the stations of Mariner
Broadcasting, L.P.: The Classical W-Bach Network stations (106.3 WBQW,
Scarborough/Portland, 99.3 WBQQ Kennebunk, 106.9 WBQW
Thomaston/Rockland, 107.7 WBQI Bar Harbor/Bangor), 104.7 WQEZ
Kennebunkport and 105.5 WBYA Islesboro/Camden.
Louis F. Mercatanti, Jr., President and Chief Executive Officer of
Nassau, in making the announcement, said, “We are excited about our
entry into Maine. We see a vital market with great potential for the
growth of our company. As with all our radio stations, we look forward
to becoming an integral part of the communities our radio stations
“We are thrilled to have the opportunity to serve the people of Maine
by providing diverse programming options. There are many voices in
Maine, and we look forward to embracing the state’s diversity and
serving the needs of the community with the many voices of our radio
Louis F. Mercatanti, Jr. also announced the appointments of key
management positions for the Maine radio stations: Tim Gatz is named
Vice President/Maine Area Market; SuzAnne Brown is named Controller and
Vice President/New England Business Operations; and Brian Strack is
named Director of Sales/Maine.
About Nassau Broadcasting Partners, L.P.
Nassau Broadcasting Partners, L.P. is a leading radio broadcasting
company, based in Princeton, NJ, that owns and/or operates 13 radio
stations in New Jersey and Pennsylvania. In addition to the acquisition
of 11 stations in Maine, Nassau plans to acquire another 22 stations in
the region, resulting in a total of 33 radio stations, which will make
it the largest radio operator in New England. Its current portfolio of
stations is characterized by a diversity of format, programming,
marketing and promotions tailored to each station’s target audiences.
The Company’s website is www.nassaubroadcasting.com.