WXNC

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WXNC
City of license Monroe, North Carolina
Broadcast area Charlotte metropolitan area
Branding Pepe 1310/1060 AM
Frequency 1060 kHz
First air date 1947
Format Spanish
Power 4,000 watts (day)
2,400 watts (night)
Class D
Callsign meaning North Carolina
Former callsigns WMAP (1947-1989)
WKRE (1989-2004)
WBTB (2004-2004)
WXNC (2004-Present)
Owner Norsan Group
(Norsan Consulting and Management, Inc.)
Website http://pepecharlotte.com/

WXNC in Charlotte, North Carolina is a Spanish language station known as "Pepe Charlotte", also heard on WGSP at 1310 AM.[1]

History[edit]

For many years WMAP was a 1000-watt station in Monroe, North Carolina. The station added an FM frequency at 102.3,[2] but later separated from that station and eventually went off the air. After a two-year absence, it came back as WKRE in March 1997[3] before the move to Charlotte, which included a signal increase to 5000 watts.

After the move to Charlotte, WXNC was a talk station known as The Conversation Station. The announcement was made that WXNC would also be heard on WKMT at 1220 AM, also owned by Kevin and Kris Geddings.[4] But Norsan Group bought WXNC and the station soon changed to its current format and began its simulcast of the "La Tremenda" network with WGSP.[5] At one time WGSP-FM (formerly WRML) at 102.3 FM simulcast this station.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Franco Ordoñez, "City's Top Spanish-Language Radio Station Leaping to FM - WGSP-AM Will Begin Simulcasting Today on WRML 102.3", The Charlotte Observer, March 1, 2006.
  2. ^ Gene Stowe, "Monroe's WMAP Radio Picks Up S.C. Station", The Charlotte Observer, June 24, 1989.
  3. ^ Steve Lyttle, "New Radio Station Will Slip Into Old Spot on the Dial", The Charlotte Observer, March 21, 1997, p. 2U.
  4. ^ Mark Washburn, "New Station Offers a Different Sort of Talk - AM Format Focuses on Lifestyle Programming", The Charlotte Observer, January 14, 2005.
  5. ^ Mark Washburn, "WXNC to Return Old Format - Atlanta-Based Group's Purchase Would Solidify Spot in Latino Market", The Charlotte Observer, April 30, 2005.

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Coordinates: 34°58′45″N 80°30′48″W / 34.97917°N 80.51333°W / 34.97917; -80.51333