|City||Greenville, North Carolina|
|Broadcast area||Greenville-New Bern|
|Branding||Beach, Boogie, & Blues Radio|
106.5 FM HD2
103.3 FM HD2
|Translator(s)||W266AV, W290CB, W239BC|
|First air date||1940|
|Power||50,000 watts (day)
10,000 watts (night)
|Owner||Beasley Broadcast Group, Inc.
(Beasley Media Group, LLC)
WNCT (1070 AM) is a radio station broadcasting a beach music format. Licensed to Greenville, North Carolina, United States, it serves the Greenville-New Bern area. The station is currently owned by Beasley Broadcast Group, Inc., through licensee Beasley Media Group, LLC.
In 1963, Roy H. Park, owner of WNCT-TV, bought WGTC, Greenville's oldest radio station, which broadcast at 5000 watts at 1590 AM, and changed its letters to WNCT. An FM station was soon added. Eventually, the AM moved to 1070 and increased to 10,000 watts.
Hinton Media Group programmed WNCT when it was "Talk 1070" and aired its programming on Cable Channel 7. In 2006, WNCT increased its daytime power to 50,000 watts. The station also became the first AM in North Carolina to use HD radio.
During 2008, WNCT played contemporary Christian music.
WNCT-AM is owned by Beasley Broadcast Group, Inc., through licensee Beasley Media Group, LLC. The station currently brands itself as "Beach, Boogie and Blues" and plays Carolina Beach Music. It can be heard online at http://beachboogieandblues.com/.
In addition to the main station, WNCT-AM is relayed by an additional 3 translators and the HD Radio subchannels of WSFL-FM and WMGV to widen its broadcast area. Technically speaking, WSFL HD2 & WMGV HD2 are repeaters, not translators. According to the FCC, translators are Class D low power FM stations.
According to the FCC FM Query, W266AV rebroadcasts WSFL-FM (FM).
|City of license||ERP
|W266AV||101.1||Jacksonville, North Carolina||250||D||FCC|
|W290CB||105.9||Winterville, North Carolina||250||D||FCC|
|WSFL||106.5 HD-2||New Bern, North Carolina||100,000||C1||FCC|
|WMGV||103.3 HD-2||Newport, North Carolina||100,000||C1||FCC|
|W239BC||95.7||New Bern, North Carolina||250||D||FCC|
- http://www.webcitation.org/query?url=http://www.geocities.com/rdurw/wnct.html&date=2009-10-26+01:32:35, Retrieved on 2008/08/26.
- http://www.talk1070.com/hinton-media-group.asp, Retrieved on 2008/08/26.
- Official Website
- Query the FCC's AM station database for WNCT
- Radio-Locator Information on WNCT
- Query Nielsen Audio's AM station database for WNCT
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