WLGT

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WLGT
City of license Washington, North Carolina
Broadcast area Greenville-New Bern
Branding 98.3 The Bridge
Frequency 98.3 MHz
First air date 1989
Format Contemporary Christian
ERP 1,350 watts
HAAT 149 meters (489 ft)
Class A
Facility ID 48399
Transmitter coordinates 35°29′14″N 77°02′42″W / 35.48722°N 77.04500°W / 35.48722; -77.04500
Former callsigns WFXZ (1987-1988)
WBRE-FM (1988-1989)
WCZI (1989-2004)
WMUM (2004-2005)[1]
Owner
(Media East, LLC)
Sister stations WSTK

WLGT (98.3 FM, 98.3 The Bridge) is an American radio station licensed to Washington, North Carolina, USA. It serves the Greenville-New Bern area. The station is currently owned by Media East LLC.

History[edit]

In 1989, Henry Hinton started New East Communications of Greenville, North Carolina. The company's stations were WCZI, WKQT, and WGPM. WCZI's programming was aired for a time on Cable Channel 7. WKQT was sold in 1996.[2] In 2003, Archway Broadcasting Group, LLC, bought WGPM and WCZI, and announced its acquisition of four Greenville market stations—WRHT, WCBZ, WNBR and WZBR—from Eastern North Carolina Broadcasting Company, Inc. for $6.5 million.[3]

WCZI was a news/talk station from 1994 to 2004. Later, the station used the call letters WMUM, calling itself "98.3 MOM, radio for women".[4] Prior to switching to gospel in 2006, WLGT was "lite favorites". In October 2007 it began simulcasting on WSTK (104.5 FM) and WEGG (710 AM). In May 2008 WLGT became "Glory Radio 98.3". The format was "The Promise 98.3" from June 2008 through October 2010.

On October 1, 2010, WLGT went silent (off the air) for financial reasons. In their application to the FCC for special temporary authority to remain silent, the station asserted, "Operating expenses exceed income. The licensee intends to restore operation once economic conditions improve."[citation needed] In December 8, 2010, WLGT became "Big Fish FM" simulcasting on WBNK ("92.7 Big Fish FM") in Pine Knoll Shores, North Carolina. After several months off the air, WLGT returned to the air on April 1, 2011, at which time it switched to an urban gospel format branded as "We Love God Today Radio". In October 2011, the station began simulcasting on WBOB-FM The Promise 107.3 in Enfield, North Carolina. On November 14, 2011, WLGT began simulcasting WSTK-FM (104.5 FM) in Aurora, North Carolina. In April 2012 WLGT changed to Christian Talk, calling itself "Your Christian Radio 98.3". In July 2012 WLGT changed to "The Promise 98.3". On November 1, 2012 WLGT changed to "98.3 The Bridge", with a Contemporary Christian format.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Call Sign History". FCC Media Bureau. April 14, 2005. Retrieved July 10, 2011. 
  2. ^ http://www.talk1070.com/hinton-media-group.asp Retrieved on 2008/08/26.
  3. ^ "Archway Broadcasting Group, LLC Completes First Three Acquisitions". The Free Library by Farlex. March 12, 2003. Retrieved March 18, 2010. 
  4. ^ http://www.ontheradio.net/metro/Greenville_NC.aspx, Retrieved on 2008/08/26.

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