WGOS

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WGOS
City High Point, NC
Slogan "All Local All the Time"
Frequency 1070 kHz
Format News talk
Power 1,000 watts day only
Class D
Owner Iglesia Nueva Vida[1]
Webcast http://www.wgos.net
Website http://www.wgos.net

WGOS (1070 AM) is a radio station broadcasting a news talk format. Licensed to High Point, NC, USA, it serves the Piedmont Triad area. The station is currently owned by Iglesia Nueva Vida, a religious broadcaster.[1] WGOS operates during the day only.

History[edit]

WHPE 1070 AM began broadcasting June 3, 1947.[2] It and 95.5 FM were originally licensed to the High Point Enterprise in 1948. The station was religious in the 1960s and then played Top 40. In 1974, the FM station was purchased by the Bible Broadcasting Network as its second station.[3]

In 1990, WGOS was playing "golden oldies."[4] From 1992 until 1995, WGOS was a talk radio station.[5][6] By 1997, the station was airing a mix of gospel music, country music and Spanish language programming.[7]

On February 3, 2003, legendary radio host Dusty Dunn made his debut on WGOS, more than a year after WWBG let him go due to a format change to Spanish. As he did on WWBG, he talked about politics and issues, interviewed local leaders, and took phone calls from listeners. In order to convince station management to hire him, Dunn sold his own advertising.[8] Also in 2003, WGOS moved its studio to Greensboro.[9] Starting in 2006, the show focused primarily on sports, with Jim Modlin as co-host.[10]

On May 30, 2008, Dunn retired after 44 years in Greensboro area radio.[11]

Ritchy Broadcasting owned the station prior to its sale to High Point-based religious broadcaster Iglesia Nueva Vida.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Washburn, Mark (2009-11-19). "WDYT will return to the airwaves in Spanish". The Charlotte Observer. Retrieved 2009-11-21. 
  2. ^ "WHPE High Point, N.C. Takes Air on 1070 kc" (PDF). Broadcasting. June 9, 1947. Retrieved 28 September 2014. 
  3. ^ "Raleigh-Durham FM Dial". Archived from the original on 2003-02-01. Retrieved 2010-04-27. 
  4. ^ "Triad Radio," Greensboro News & Record, February 9, 1990.
  5. ^ "Radio Listings," Greensboro News & Record, November 27, 1992.
  6. ^ "Radio Listings," Greensboro News & Record, January 13, 1995.
  7. ^ "What's on the Radio?", Greensboro News & Record, September 25, 1997.
  8. ^ Jamie Kritzer, "Voice of Dusty Dunn to Return to Airwaves," Greensboro News & Record, January 30, 2003.
  9. ^ Jamie Kritzer, "Reviving South Elm - Don't Say There's Nothing to Do Downtown; New Businesses Keep the Old Hamburger Square Area Hopping Day and Night," Greensboro News & Record, October 10, 2003.
  10. ^ "Morning Sports Log," Greensboro News & Record, May 2, 2006.
  11. ^ Jeri Rowe, "Greensboro's Voice Is Signing Off," Greensboro News & Record, May 29, 2008.

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Coordinates: 35°54′58″N 80°01′00″W / 35.91611°N 80.01667°W / 35.91611; -80.01667