WMYT (FM)

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
[[Image:|200px]]
City of license Carolina Beach, North Carolina
Broadcast area Lower Cape Fear, North Carolina
Branding 106.7 FM My Talker Radio
Slogan The Best In Conservative Talk and Spoken Word
Frequency 106.7 (MHz)
First air date 1996 (as WLGX)
Format News/Talk
ERP 5,600 watts
HAAT 104 meters
Class A
Facility ID 34006
Former callsigns WUIN (08/18/2003 - 01/01/2011)
WJZY-FM (01/15/2003 - 08-18-2003)
WLGX (02/26/1993 - 01/15-2003)[1]
Owner Talk Media TV LLC
Website wmyt1067fm.com

WMYT (106.7 FM), is a radio station licensed to Carolina Beach, North Carolina airing a News/Talk format. The station is currently owned by Talk Media TV LLC under LMA with Carolina Christian Radio Inc.[2]

History[edit]

In 1999, WLGX began playing smooth jazz such as The Rippingtons, Dave Koz and Larry Carlton along with R&B by Anita Baker and Stevie Wonder.[3]

On August 18, 2003, WUIN joined WPPG and became "The Penguin," described as "a different kind of bird" that played "the music you've been waiting for." For the next 2 years the station introduced an eclectic mix to its listeners. Program director Mark Keefe came from WNCW. In this format, Woody Guthrie might be followed by R.L. Burnside, John Prine and Phish, for example.[4] In late August 2005, the program director and music director were relieved of their duties, leaving many to speculate about the future of The Penguin. Within a month Sea-Comm Media had replaced the veteran programmers with Beau Gunn, an untested, but music savvy 23 year old with no radio programming experience. The move paid dividends, as WUIN enjoyed the highest ratings since its inception. In this eclectic, independently programmed format, listeners would hear deep cut classics from the past, to new cutting edge musicians. Bluegrass, jam, rock, folk, hip hop, and Americana are all fair game. The Penguin celebrated its fifth birthday with a concert at Greenfield Lake Amphitheater. Fans of the radio station enjoyed a sold-out concert by Tift Merritt and Chatham County Line.

In a move rare in the radio industry, the program Flamenco Café" relocated from NPR station WHQR to WUIN.[5] Other original programs on the station were Acoustic Café, Keller's Cellar, Parrott Hour, Saturday Night 'Jam Session', Reggae Redemption, Putumaya's World Music Hour and Great Music Uncorked.

Brian Schimmel of Sunrise Broadcasting said in late 2010 that Sea-Comm Media was buying WSFM 98.3 FM, which became the new radio home for The Penguin. The 106.7 frequency went to Carolina Christian Radio, owners of WMYT.[6]

On January 1, 2011, the call letters changed to WMYT.[1]

Late in 2012, WMYT's owners announced plans to sell 106.7 The Word and move the teaching programming to WZDG.[7]

On July 22, 2013, WMYT became a conservative talk station, My Talker Radio, owned and operated by Talk Media TV LLC. Curtis Wright, owner and Executive Producer; George Bell, owner and General Manager; and, Meghan Wright, Program Director, are the principals of the new station which is owned by Talk Media TV LLC. The lineup of shows includes a variety of local and nationally syndicated talk shows, including Curtis Wright On The Beat, Glenn Beck, Laura Ingraham, Sean Hannity, America Today with Andy Dean, Coast to Coast AM, Handel on the Law, Joe Pagliarulo, Gary Sullivan, and Leo Laporte.[8]

Awards[edit]

Readers of Encore Magazine voted this station number one in its market.[citation needed]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Call Sign History". Retrieved 2011-01-06. 
  2. ^ "WMYT Facility Record". United States Federal Communications Commission, audio division. 
  3. ^ Rick D'Anjolell, "Scene 'N' Heard / Southern Culture on the Skids at Bessie's; New Radio Station Jazzes Up Wilmington's Airwaves," Star-News, December 9, 1999.
  4. ^ John Staton, "Will the Penguin Rise or Fall?" Star-News, November 27, 2003.
  5. ^ William Paco Strickland - William Paco Strickland - Creative Wilmington, NC - Member's Profile
  6. ^ Royal, Judy (2010-12-01). "Surf 98.3 changing to Coastal Carolina’s Modern Rock 98.7". Star-News. Retrieved 2010-12-08. 
  7. ^ Venta, Lance (2012-11-08). "Carolina Christian Radio Shutters 88.5 The Edge Wilmington". radioinsight.com. Retrieved 2012-12-13. 
  8. ^ Magazine, Talkers (2013-07-19). "Curtis Wright and George Bell to Launch Wilmington, NC Talk Station Monday". Talkers Magazine. Retrieved 2013-07-19. 

External links[edit]


Coordinates: 34°03′03″N 77°57′19″W / 34.0507°N 77.9553°W / 34.0507; -77.9553