|City||Goldsboro, North Carolina|
|Branding||NewsTalk 1150am 98.3fm WGBR|
|Slogan||Talk of the Town|
|Translator(s)||98.3 W252CL (Goldsboro)|
|First air date||1939|
|Power||5,000 watts day
800 watts night
|Owner||Curtis Media Group
(New Age Communications, Ltd.)
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. Johnny Grant began his career at WGBR. Vassie Balkum, a voice associated many years with WGBR, was inducted into the North Carolina Association of Broadcasters in 2004. Curtis Media Group purchased WGBR in 1989.
Prior to 2015, WGBR operated a translator at 98.3 FM.
- "WGBR Facility Record". United States Federal Communications Commission, audio division.
- "WGBR Station Information Profile". Arbitron.
- Venta, Lance (August 26, 2015). "Jack-FM Launches In Goldsboro, NC". radioinsight. Retrieved August 28, 2015.
- Query the FCC's AM station database for WGBR
- Radio-Locator Information on WGBR
- Query Nielsen Audio's AM station database for WGBR
- Query the FCC's FM station database for W252CL
- Radio-Locator information on W252CL
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