WMXF

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WMXF
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City Waynesville, North Carolina
Broadcast area Haywood County, North Carolina
Branding AM 1400 The Peak
Slogan Your Hometown Radio Station
Frequency 1400 kHz
Format News/Talk
Power 1,000 Watts
Class C
Former callsigns WHCC
Owner iHeartMedia, Inc.
(Clear Channel Broadcasting Licenses, Inc.)
Sister stations WKSF, WQNQ, WQNS, WWNC, WPEK
Website AM1400ThePeak.com

WMXF, known as "AM 1400 The Peak", is a news/talk radio station licensed to Waynesville, North Carolina which mostly airs the programming of WWNC in Asheville.

History[edit]

WHCC was the only radio station in Waynesville for many years. It went on the air with a formal opening September 10, 1947, operating on 1400 kHz with 250 W power. The station was licensed to Smoky Mountain Broadcasters, of which W. Curtiss Russ was president.[1]

In the 1980s the format was adult contemporary. Later formats included oldies and Country.

In 1990, WQNS/WHCC owner KAT Communications of Myrtle Beach, South Carolina filed for Chapter 11, but the stations were doing well and no changes were planned.[2]

The switch to the current call letters was made around 1998 or 1999, and the station began playing adult standards soon after that. By this time Blue Dolphin Communications owned the station.

WMXF, WQNQ and WQNS were purchased by Clear Channel Communications now iHeartMedia, Inc. in 2001.[3] The switch to talk was made in 2008, except for the morning show, which kept standards as part of the programming for a time.

Current programming[edit]

WMXF-AM simulcasts WWNC-AM programming from Asheville.

The station also features local sports programming such as Tuscola High School football games.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Sen. Clyde Hoey Speaks At WHCC Formal Opening" (PDF). Broadcasting. September 22, 1947. Retrieved 10 October 2014. 
  2. ^ "FM Station's Parent Firm Files for Chapter 11 Action," Greensboro News & Record, December 19, 1990.
  3. ^ Mark Barrett, "Company Bets on Future of Radio," Asheville Citizen-Times, January 10, 2001.

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 35°30′14″N 82°58′25″W / 35.50389°N 82.97361°W / 35.50389; -82.97361