WMFD (AM)

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WMFD
City of license Wilmington, North Carolina
Broadcast area Wilmington, North Carolina
Branding ESPN Wilmington
Frequency 630 kHz
Translator(s) 95.9 W240AS (Wilmington)
First air date 1935
Format Sports
Power 800 watts day
1,000 watts night
Class B
Facility ID 61701
Transmitter coordinates 34°16′19″N 77°58′28″W / 34.27194°N 77.97444°W / 34.27194; -77.97444
Affiliations ESPN Radio
Owner Capitol Broadcasting Company
Sister stations WAZO, WKXB, WUIN, WILT
Webcast Listen Live
Website am630.net

WMFD (630 AM) is a sports radio station broadcasting in Wilmington, North Carolina. It is currently branded as "ESPN Wilmington" and is also heard on 95.9 FM.

The radio station carries the games of the Cape Fear Rugby Football Club.

History[edit]

WMFD was Wilmington's first radio station. The call letters have not changed since 1941.[1]

In May 1996, Community Broadcasting sold WMFD, WUOY, and WBMS radio stations to a new company called Ocean Broadcasting. At this time, WMFD added Dr. Laura Schlessinger and The Fabulous Sports Babe, as well as CNN News part of the time.[2]

In 1999, WMFD was airing Don Imus.[3]

In 2000, WMFD changed to sports radio and added the minor-league baseball team Wilmington Waves.[4]

In July 2004, NextMedia Group purchased WRQR, WAZO, and WMFD from Ocean Broadcasting, and WKXB and WSFM from Sea-Comm Inc.[5]

In July 2008, Capitol Broadcasting announced its purchase of NextMedia's Wilmington stations.[6]

Translator[edit]

In addition to the main station, WMFD is relayed by a translator to widen its broadcast area. This station rebroadcast WLTT prior to 2014.

Call sign Frequency
(MHz)
City of license ERP
W
Class FCC info
W240AS 95.9 Wilmington, North Carolina 250 D FCC

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.alhardee.net/entertainment.html, Retrieved on 2008/07/24.
  2. ^ Kristina Bartlett, "WUOY-FM, WMFD-AM AND WBMS-AM / Stations Sold to Ocean Broadcasting; New Company Purchases 3 Wilmington Radio Stations," Star-News, May 17, 1996.
  3. ^ Toby Eddings, "Imus on a local station? Not yet," The Sun News, Jan. 14, 1999.
  4. ^ Chuck Carree, "Waves Baseball; Sports Station to Carry All Games," Star-News, November 16, 2000.
  5. ^ Bonnie Eksten, "Ocean Broadcasting, Sea-Comm Stations Sold to NextMedia - New Owner to Operate Locally," Star-News, July 14, 2004.
  6. ^ http://www.wral.com/business/story/3215727/, Retrieved on 2008/09/22.

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