WEEB

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WEEB
WEEB 97.3-990TALKRADIO logo.png
CitySouthern Pines, North Carolina
Slogan"97.3 FM/990AM Talk Radio WEEB"
Frequency990 kHz
Translator(s)97.3 MHz (W247CE) Southern Pines
104.1 MHz (W281BZ) Southern Pines
First air dateOctober 16, 1947
(first license granted)
FormatNews/Talk
Power10,000 watts day
OwnerPinehurst Broadcasting
Webcastlisten live
Websiteweeb990.com

WEEB (990 AM) is a radio station licensed to Southern Pines, North Carolina, broadcasting a News/Talk format. The station is currently owned by Pinehurst Broadcasting Corp.

History[edit]

WEEB signed on in 1947 by Jack Spurgeon Younts and Elizabeth M. Younts as the Sandhills Community Broadcasters, Inc. WEEB originally operated on an FCC frequency of 1360 kHz and later moved to 990 kHz with a daytime power of 5000 watts. WEEB only operated sunrise to sunset. In the 70's and 80's WEEB used the slogan, "The Best of Everything Radio". WEEB operated with an Adult Contemporary music format using "The Entertainers" as the programming music source.

WEEB carried the Tobacco Radio Network for North Carolina News, later referred to as the North Carolina News Network (NCNN). WEEB carried ABC Information News at the top of every hour and ABC Entertainment Network News at the bottom of every hour. Also a staple of WEEB was Paul Harvey News and Comment at 8:30AM and 12:30PM, and his "Rest of the Story" airing in the afternoons. Both ABC and TN sports were broadcast as well as weather from the TN Network.[1]

On January 1, 1982, Younts sold WEEB to the Celebration Radio Group until the late 1980s when the station was resold.

In 1990, after WSTS in Laurinburg changed from gospel music to Top 40, WEEB changed from "older and milder rock music" to gospel. Jerry Stout, the former WSTS program director and morning host, moved to those same positions at WEEB.[2]

Today WEEB is 10,000 watts day, 5,000 watts during critical hours and 26 watts at night. It is a news/talk station serving the Golf Capital of the World. WEEB is owned by "Steve Leader" Adams at this latest writing.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Dr. Anthony Harrington, 1977 graduate of CCTI Radio TV Program Sanford, NC, former morning man at WEEB 1977-78, former Lead Instructor of Broadcast Production Technology at Triton High School, Erwin, NC 1988-1999, and former Lead History Instructor CCCC Sanford, NC 1999-2013 retired.
  2. ^ David Bourne, "Station Makes Switch to Gospel," The Fayetteville Observer, August 23, 1990.

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