|City of license||Durham, North Carolina|
|Power||1,000 Watts (unlimited)|
|Owner||Triangle Sports Broadcasters (sale to Prieto Broadcasting pending)|
WDUR was formerly known as WSSB in the 1940s and 1950s and was an affiliate of the Mutual Broadcasting System.
Charles Cook was a DJ when the station was the number one Top 40 station in Durham in the late 1960s. He played white and black artists, and he was one of the few white DJs to acknowledge black schools and their accomplishments.
In the early 2000s, the station was owned by Clear Channel Communications and simulcasted then-oldies WTRG. For part of the 2000s the station aired the same programming as WTSB, a sports talk station.
On August 27, 2007, an application was filed with the FCC to transfer the license to Prieto Broadcasting, which has agreed to pay $900,000 contingent on FCC approval, which was granted on October 15, 2007. Prieto Broadcasting is located in Doraville, Georgia, and specializes in Spanish language radio targeting the Hispanic community.
The FCC process cited in the authorization requires that the parties notify the FCC within 90 days after approval that the transfer of the license and station to the new owner has been consummated. As of May 2008, that notice had not been received by the FCC and the license remains in the name of Triangle Sports Broadcasters.
WDUR is authorized to return to the air August 1, 2013.
- Laura Collins, "'Country Boy' Radio Personality Dies at 82," The Herald-Sun, August 13, 2008.
- David Menconi, "ZZU Gospel Format Right Outta the Can", News & Observer, October 27, 1997.
- Application for consent to assignment of broadcast station license
- Prieto Broadcasting official website
- Query the FCC's AM station database for WDUR
- Radio-Locator Information on WDUR
- Query Nielsen Audio's AM station database for WDUR
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