WOBX (AM)

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WOBX
City of license Wanchese, North Carolina
Broadcast area Elizabeth City-Nags Head
Slogan "Outerbanks Christian Radio"
Frequency 1530 kHz
Format Religious
Power 1000 watts day only
Class D
Transmitter coordinates 35°51′52″N 75°39′01″W / 35.86444°N 75.65028°W / 35.86444; -75.65028
Former callsigns WOBR-AM
Owner East Carolina Radio

WOBX (1530 AM) is a radio station broadcasting a Religious format. Licensed to Wanchese, North Carolina, USA, it serves the Elizabeth City-Nags Head area. The station is currently owned by East Carolina Radio, Inc..

This station originally signed on in 1970 as WOBR-AM, and was the first radio station to sign on in the Outer Banks. Throughout the 1970s & early 1980s, the station had an adult contemporary format. By the mid eighties it had gone to a country format. In the late 80s, the station went to a religious format which it maintains to this day. On 4/11/2000, the calls were changed to WOBX.

The station began broadcasting at 11:45 a.m. on May 29, 1970, at its studio/transmitter site near Wanchese, N.C., with a power of 250 watts, licensed for daytime-only operation. The first manager was G. Chambers Williams, III.

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