WNOB

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WNOB
WPYA-FM 2009.PNG
City Chesapeake, Virginia
Broadcast area Hampton Roads
Northeastern North Carolina
Branding 93-7 Bob FM
Slogan We Play Anything
Frequency 93.7 MHz
First air date 1973
Format Adult Hits
Power 100,000 watts
HAAT 295 meters
Class C1
Facility ID 73184
Transmitter coordinates 36°32′55.0″N 76°11′16.0″W / 36.548611°N 76.187778°W / 36.548611; -76.187778
Callsign meaning W (K)NOB, as in "turn your knob to Bob"
(Alternate meaning possibly Norfolk Operations Base)
former name for Naval Station Norfolk
Former callsigns WMYK (1974-1991)
WKOC (1991-2003)
WKCK (2003-2004)
WPYA (2004-2009)[1]
Owner Sinclair Telecable, Inc.
(Commonwealth Radio, LLC.)
Sister stations WNIS, WROX-FM, WTAR, WUSH, WUSH-HD2
Webcast WNOB Webstream
Website WNOB Online

WNOB is an Adult Hits formatted broadcast radio station licensed to Chesapeake, Virginia, serving Hampton Roads and Northeastern North Carolina. WNOB is owned and operated by Sinclair Telecable, Inc.[2]

Its community of license is Chesapeake, Virginia and studios are in Norfolk, Virginia. Its transmitter is located on Route 168 in Moyock, North Carolina, just south of the Virginia/North Carolina state line.

This has the Mark of being the first BOB FM station in the US. The current format started on sister WUSH on March 7th 2004 and at midnight on September 23, 2004, the two stations swapped signals and 93.7's current format was born [3]

History[edit]

The station started as AOR/Top 40 a.k.a. Rock 40 station WMYK "K94", and was a huge station in the late 1970s to 1985. [4]

In 1985, wMYK became "K-Power 94" with an Urban Contemporary format, that lasted until 1991.

At 3PM on June 21, 1991, 93.7 switched to an Adult Album Alternative format called "93.7 The Coast" with call letters WKOC and added Howard Stern in 1995.[5] The station simulcasted on 94.1 WVSP (with call letters WKOD) from 1991-1996 and 106.1 WUSH (with call letters WEXM) from 2001-2004. [6]

On December 3rd 2003, just after 4PM and days after WVHT switched to Rock, Both 93.7 and 106.1 switched to a Country format known as "93.7 Kick FM"[7]

On March 7th 2004, 106.1 Broke from the Country simulcast and switched to Adult Hits as "106.1 BOB FM"[8] with a new tower in Poquoson.

At Midnight on September 23, 2004, the two Stations swapped signals and 93.7 became "93.7 Bob FM" and 106.1 became "Kick 106" [9]

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