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Coordinates: 35°22′26.00″N 78°0′42.00″W / 35.3738889°N 78.0116667°W / 35.3738889; -78.0116667

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City Goldsboro, North Carolina
Branding NewsTalk 1150am 98.3fm WGBR
Slogan Talk of the Town
Frequency 1150 kHz
Translator(s) 98.3 W252CL (Goldsboro)
First air date 1939
Format News/Talk
Power 5,000 watts day
800 watts night
Class B
Facility ID 48370
Transmitter coordinates 35°22′26.00″N 78°0′42.00″W / 35.3738889°N 78.0116667°W / 35.3738889; -78.0116667
Owner Curtis Media Group
(New Age Communications, Ltd.)
Website curtismedia.com/wgbr

WGBR (1150 AM) is a radio station licensed to Goldsboro, North Carolina, USA. The station is owned by New Age Communications, Ltd.[1][2]

The format is news/talk.



WGBR went on the air in 1939 as a 250 watt AM radio station in Goldsboro, North Carolina broadcasting on 1370 AM, one of a few radio stations in eastern North Carolina. The frequency changed to 1400 AM in 1941 and to its current frequency of 1150 AM in the 1950s. Its last move increased the power to 5,000 watts daytime.[3] Johnny Grant began his career at WGBR.[4] Vassie Balkum, a voice associated many years with WGBR, was inducted into the North Carolina Association of Broadcasters in 2004.[5] Curtis Media Group purchased WGBR in 1989.[6]

Prior to 2015, WGBR operated a translator at 98.3 FM.[7]


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