WPFO, channel 23, is the Fox-affiliated television station for Portland, Maine that is licensed to Waterville. Its transmitter is located on Oak Hill in Litchfield. The station does not broadcast an over-the-air digital signal of its own. However, it does provide a high definition digital signal on Time Warner cable channels 507 and 704 as well as DirecTV. Owned by Corporate Media Consultants Group, WPFO has studios on Oxford Street in downtown Portland. Syndicated programming on the station includes: Two and a Half Men, Seinfeld, According to Jim, and Family Guy.
On November 9, 2005, WPFO began simulcasting WLOB-AM's weekday morning show that is known as The Fox Morning News. It is hosted by Ray Richardson and Ted Talbot. During the program, there are short features and news stories from Fox News and weather forecasts with former WGME-TV meteorologist Paul Cousins. The program is more of a talk show than a newscast and features live call-ins from viewers and listeners. WLOB is a Fox News Radio affiliate with a conservative slant. The show originates from WLOB's studios on Warren Avenue in Portland. On February 5, 2007, CBS affiliate WGME began producing a nightly 10 o'clock newscast on WPFO known as News 13 on Fox. It competes with the 10 P.M. news that airs on CW affiliate WPXT. That newscast is co-produced by Maine's NBC affiliates, WCSH in Portland and WLBZ in Bangor. The WGME-produced news on WPFO is possible because of a news share agreement between the two stations. It is broadcasted from a secondary set at WGME's studios on Northport Drive in Portland. WPFO's website features video from The Fox Morning News and News 13 on Fox.
The Fox Morning News
(Weekday Mornings 6 to 9 A.M.)
News 13 on Fox (10 to 10:35 P.M.)
WPFO uses additional news personnel from WGME. See that article for a complete listing.
WGME to do news show for Fox ; Staffers from Channel 13 will present the 10 p.m. news on WPFO, but the reports will be geared to a younger audience.
Jan 25, 2007; EDWARD D. MURPHY Staff Writer Portland Press Herald (Maine) 01-25-2007 WGME to do news show for Fox ; Staffers from Channel 13...
Two more stations to go digital early ; WGME and WPFO are allowed to switch on the original deadline, Feb. 17.
Feb 13, 2009; RAY ROUTHIER By RAY ROUTHIER Staff Writer Portland Press Herald (Maine) 02-13-2009 Two more stations to go digital early ; WGME...