|City||WDLX: Washington, North Carolina
WGHB: Farmville, North Carolina
|Broadcast area||Greenville-New Bern|
|Frequency||WDLX: 930 kHz
WGHB: 1250 kHz
|First air date||WDLX: March 2, 1942
WGHB: December 12, 1959
|Power||WDLX: 5,000 watts day
1,000 watts night
WGHB: 5,000 watts day
2,500 watts night
|Facility ID||WDLX: 64610
|Former callsigns||WDLX: WITN (1962–1985)
WRRF (1942–1962, 1985–1996)
WGHB: WHTC (1959–1960)
|Affiliations||ESPN Radio, East Carolina University, Carolina Hurricanes, Baltimore Orioles|
|Owner||Pirate Media Group|
Licensed to Washington, North Carolina, United States, WDLX serves the Greenville-New Bern area. The station signed on the air March 3, 1942 as WRRF. The calls stood for "We Radiate Real Friendship". In 1962, the call letters were changed to WITN, owing largely to the eyeWITNess news format adopted by owner Bill Roberson's television station, WITN-TV. Roberson had also signed on sister FM station WITN-FM at 93.3 MHz (today's WERO) on September 6, 1961. These stations shared the same callsigns on FM and AM until 1985, when the FM facility became WDLX and the AM reverted to the WRRF calls. They shared the same building until about 2004.
In 1996, new owner Pinnacle Broadcasting changed the calls for WDLX to WERO as the station adopted an Arrow 93.3 moniker and a classic hits format; to protect the copyright to the call letters, they switched WRRF to WDLX, although no change was made in its talk format.
WGHB is licensed to Farmville, North Carolina and was once WFAG, meaning "Watch Farmville Area Grow". It exists mainly to improve WDLX' nighttime coverage in the Greenville area. WDLX must adjust its coverage to protect a silent clear-channel station in Montreal at AM 930, limiting its nighttime coverage to the immediate area around Washington.
These two stations are not related to pirate radio, deriving their name instead from the East Carolina Pirates.
- Broadcasting & Cable Yearbook 1999 (PDF). 1999. pp. D–320, D–331. Retrieved March 28, 2018.
- Official website
- Query the FCC's AM station database for WDLX
- Radio-Locator Information on WDLX
- Query Nielsen Audio's AM station database for WDLX
- FCC History Cards for WDLX (WITN)
- Query the FCC's AM station database for WGHB
- Radio-Locator Information on WGHB
- Query Nielsen Audio's AM station database for WGHB
- FCC History Cards for WGHB
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