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WMTW

WMTW-TV, licensed to Poland Spring, Maine, broadcasts on Channel 8 from Baldwin, Maine and is the ABC affiliate for Portland and the rest of southern Maine.

However, until early 2002, the transmitter was located atop Mount Washington, New Hampshire, the highest peak in the Northeastern United States. This resulted in one of the largest coverage areas of a single signal in the United States. At one point, WMTW was seen as far away as Montreal, Quebec and many parts of Vermont, New Hampshire, eastern New York and northern Massachusetts as a result.

Jack Paar, of Tonight Show fame, owned the station for a brief period in the 1960s after he left national TV. He hosted several programs on WMTW during that time.

In 2004 WMTW was sold to national media conglomerate Hearst-Argyle.

There is also a WMTW-AM (870) in Portland, a news-talk station. It was sold by Harron Communications, the (now-former) owners of WMTW-TV, to Nassau Broadcast Group in 2003.