Dusty Dunn began his 44-year career at WGBG "when The Beatles were the next big thing." In the early 1980s, he returned to the station (which was WKEW by that time) to do a four-hour morning talk show.Open Line,Greensboro,s first talk show hosted by Ken Karns moved to WKEW in November of 1986 when WBIG Radio signed off
In 1980, Bill Mitchell bought WGBG and changed its letters to WKEW. The station also became the first news/talk station in Greensboro.
On September 4, 1998, WKEW changed to Radio Disney, a radio format designed for children.
Truth Broadcasting bought WKEW in 2000. In January 2001, Radio Disney moved to WCOG and WKEW began airing the same programming as WPOL in Winston-Salem.