WOBX (AM)

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WOBX
City Wanchese, North Carolina
Broadcast area Elizabeth City-Nags Head
Slogan "Outer Banks Christian Radio"
Frequency 1530 kHz
Format Religious
Power 1,000 watts day only
Class D
Transmitter coordinates 35°51′52″N 75°39′01″W / 35.86444°N 75.65028°W / 35.86444; -75.65028
Former callsigns WOBR
Owner East Carolina Radio

WOBX (1530 AM) is a radio station broadcasting a Religious format. Licensed to Wanchese, North Carolina, USA, it serves the Elizabeth City-Nags Head area. The station is currently owned by East Carolina Radio, Inc..

This station originally signed on in 1970 as WOBR, and was the first radio station to sign on in the Outer Banks. Throughout the 1970s & early 1980s, the station had an adult contemporary format. By the mid eighties it had gone to a country format. In the late 1980s, the station went to a religious format which it still maintains. On April 11, 2000, the calls were changed to WOBX.

The station began broadcasting at 11:45 a.m. on May 29, 1970, at its studio/transmitter site near Wanchese, N.C., with a power of 250 watts, licensed for daytime-only operation. The first manager was G. Chambers Williams, III.

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