WLOE

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WLOE
WLOE logo.jpg
City of license Eden, North Carolina
Broadcast area Greensboro
Slogan The Information Station
Frequency 1490 kHz
Format News Talk Information
Power 1,000 watts unlimited
Class C
Facility ID 40793
Transmitter coordinates 36°30′21.00″N 79°46′18.00″W / 36.5058333°N 79.7716667°W / 36.5058333; -79.7716667
Callsign meaning Wonderful Land Of Eden
Affiliations Salem Communications
Owner Mayo Broadcasting Corporation
Sister stations WMYN
Webcast www.RockinghamCountyRadio.com
Website wloewmyn.com

WLOE (1490 AM) and WMYN (1420 AM) is a radio station simucasting talk and religious formats. Licensed to Eden, NC, USA, it serves the Greensboro, NC area. The station is currently owned by Mayo Broadcasting.

During the day, WLOE simulcasts the programming of WMYN, and continues the talk programming after WMYN's sunset sign-off, ending its broadcasting day at 10:00pm.[citation needed]

Mike and Annette Moore run the station and host an information hour in the morning.[1]

History[edit]

The station signed on the air in 1947. The call letters WLOE were chosen to highlight the phrase "Wonderful Land Of Eden", which was a 19th Century historical description of the area coined by William Byrd during his exploration of the region. Use of the term pre-dates the establishment of the current city of Eden, North Carolina, as WLOE was originally licensed to the town of Leaksville, which along with the towns of Draper and Spray merged into Eden in 1967.

The WLOE studios and transmitter were originally located just outside of Leaksville, in the town of Spray, North Carolina, "...on the busy Boulevard..." as it was often referred to on the air. FM service was added in 1949 on FM channel 224(A) 92.7 MHz, with a power of 820 watts[1]. The call letters of the FM were originally WLOE-FM[2] The station changed its frequency to 94.5 which is the dial position now occupied by WPTI.[citation needed] WLOE-FM eventually changed call letters to WEAF-FM. Mike Moore joined 1490 WLOE and WEAF-FM 94.5 as news director in 1972. The station was sold in 1972 by Doug Craddock, the original owner, to SOCOM Inc.


References[edit]

  1. ^ "Lumber Liquidators open". Salisbury Post. 2010-08-22. Retrieved 2010-08-22. 

1955 Broadcasting Yearbook, page 229

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