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City WDLX: Washington, North Carolina
WGHB: Farmville, North Carolina
Broadcast area Greenville-New Bern
Branding Pirate Radio
Frequency WDLX: 930 kHz
WGHB: 1250 kHz
First air date WDLX: March 2, 1942 (1942-03-02)[1]
WGHB: December 12, 1959 (1959-12-12)[1]
Format Sports talk
Power WDLX: 5,000 watts day
1,000 watts night
WGHB: 5,000 watts day
2,500 watts night
Class WDLX: B
Facility ID WDLX: 64610
WGHB: 56566
Transmitter coordinates WDLX:
35°31′36″N 77°04′31″W / 35.52667°N 77.07528°W / 35.52667; -77.07528Coordinates: 35°31′36″N 77°04′31″W / 35.52667°N 77.07528°W / 35.52667; -77.07528
35°36′17″N 77°34′29″W / 35.60472°N 77.57472°W / 35.60472; -77.57472
Former callsigns WDLX: WITN (1962–1985)
WRRF (1942–1962, 1985–1996)
WGHB: WHTC (1959–1960)
WFAG (1960–1979)
Affiliations ESPN Radio, East Carolina University, Carolina Hurricanes, Baltimore Orioles
Owner Pirate Media Group
Webcast listen live
Website pirateradio930.com

WDLX (930 AM) and WGHB (1250 AM) are radio stations broadcasting a sports talk format. The WDLX/WGHB simulcast is currently owned by 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.[2] 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.[3] 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.

WDLX is today the flagship station for East Carolina University Pirates athletics and also broadcasts Carolina Hurricanes games. Starting in 2010, WDLX aired the Baltimore Orioles.

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.


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