Public Radio East

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Public Radio East
WTEB logo.jpg
City New Bern, NC WTEB
Atlantic Beach, NC WBJD
Kinston, NC WKNS
Greenville, North Carolina W201AO
Broadcast area Greenville-New Bern
Slogan We Bridge Sounds
Frequency 89.3 MHz WTEB
91.5 MHz WBJD
90.3 MHz WKNS
88.5 MHz WZNB
88.1 MHz W201AO
First air date 1984
Format public radio
Power 99,000 Watts WTEB
85,000 Watts WBJD
35,000 Watts WKNS
120 Watts W201AO
Class C1 (WTEB,WBJD), C2 (WKNS), D (W201AO)
Transmitter coordinates 35°06′32″N 77°06′10″W / 35.10889°N 77.10278°W / 35.10889; -77.10278 WTEB
34°45′34″N 76°51′16″W / 34.75944°N 76.85444°W / 34.75944; -76.85444 WBJD
35°25′01″N 77°48′57″W / 35.41694°N 77.81583°W / 35.41694; -77.81583 WKNS
35°36′56″N 77°22′10″W / 35.61556°N 77.36944°W / 35.61556; -77.36944 W201AO
Callsign meaning W Thurman Elias Brock, station founder
Where Tomorrow's Education Begins WTEB
Owner Craven Community College

Public Radio East is the National Public Radio member regional network for eastern North Carolina. It is a service of Craven Community College in New Bern, with studios in Barker Hall on the college's campus.

The network's original station, WTEB in New Bern, was launched in 1984, on the frequency 89.5, at 66 kW. Later the station moved to 89.3 and increased power to 100 kW. The station has won many awards, including outstanding news operation from the Associated Press. During the 1990s, it added two full-time stations--WKNS Kinston at 90.3 and WBJD Atlantic Beach/Morehead City at 91.5. It also added a low-powered translator in Greenville at 88.1, W201AO; the translator is officially a repeater of WKNS.

Originally, all four stations aired a mix of NPR programming and classical music. In 2003, however, the network split into two separate services. The original NPR/classical format stayed on WTEB, while the other stations joined with newly signed-on WZNB at 88.5 in New Bern to become the News and Ideas Network, airing an expanded schedule of news and talk programming from NPR and other outlets. However, the two services simulcast most of NPR's more popular shows, such as Morning Edition and All Things Considered.

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