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Black Bear Sports Network is the radio and television name for University of Maine sports. The radio affiliates broadcast football, men's and women's basketball, men's ice hockey and select baseball and softball games. The current network formed in the summer of 2007 when Learfield Sports took over the marketing for the Maine Black Bears. Previous to this the radio network was known as The Sports Zone Black Bear Network and was heard on Bangor, Maine ESPN Radio affiliate WZON, at times including WLOB and WEGP.

WABI-TV, Bangor's CBS affiliate has been the long-time television home for Black Bear sports, including most home football games and men's and women's basketball games (also carried on Portland CW affiliate WPXT). Select basketball games are carried on ESPN Plus and America East TV and picked up by NESN or carried locally on other Bangor-based television stations such as WVII and WFVX.

Current Radio Affiliates

Station Frequency City Format Sports carried Notes
WBCQ-FM 94.7 Monticello Classic Country Hockey, Football, Select basketball games Carries Coach Whiehead Show and Black Bear Daily Show
WLOB 1310 Portland News/Talk Football, Ice Hockey
Fox Sports Maine 97.5/1450/1280 Madison/Rockland, Gardiner Fox Sports Radio Football, Basketball Carries Coach Whiehead Show and Black Bear Daily Show
WSYY 1240 Millinocket ESPN Radio Hockey, Football, Select basketball games
WAEI/WAEI-FM 910/97.1 Bangor Sports radio/WEEI Basketball, Ice Hockey, Football, Select baseball and softball games New flagship beginning with 2008-2009 ice hockey season[1].

Past affiliates

Station Frequency City Format Sports carried Notes
WGUY 102.1 Dexter Oldies Basketball, Baseball, Softball Former flagship for basketball for 2007 season and baseball and softball for 2008 season, later sold with basketball moving to WAEI for 2008-2009 season
The Big JAB 1440/96.3 Brunswick Sporting News Radio Carried Coach Whitehead Show during 2007 season
WVOM 103.9 Howland News/Talk Football, Ice Hockey Was flagship station for Ice Hockey (2007 season) and football (2007 and 2008 seasons)
WCME 96.7 Boothbay Harbor Adult Contemporary Football, Ice Hockey Carried game broadcasts as a news/talk station before switching to a simulcast of WTOS-FM in 2009.


Initial press release on movement of radio affiliates
UM Network adds WLOB
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