WYND-FM

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WYND-FM
City Hatteras, North Carolina
Broadcast area Elizabeth City-Nags Head
Branding K-Love
Slogan Positive and Encouraging
Frequency 97.1 MHz
First air date 1996
Format Contemporary Christian
ERP 59,000 watts
HAAT 170 meters
Class C1
Facility ID 51417
Former callsigns WYND-FM (1989-2000)
WNHW (2000-2003)
Affiliations K-LOVE
Owner Educational Media Foundation
Sister stations WZLV
Webcast Listen Live
Website klove.com

WYND-FM is a contemporary Christian radio station at 97.1 FM licensed to Hatteras, North Carolina serving the Outer Banks of North Carolina. The station is owned by EMF Broadcasting.

History[edit]

WYND started in 1989 as soft adult contemporary "The Wind 97.1". In 2000, the station became Country WNHW. In 2003, Soft AC WYND returned to 97.1.[citation needed] In 2006, Convergent Broadcasting LLC sold WYND, WFMZ, WVOD and WZPR to CapSan Media LLC.[1] On October 31, 2006 at Noon WYND and WZPR both dropped Soft AC for Country later branded as "Wilbur 92.3 & Orville 97.1".

In late 2002, Convergent had purchased these two stations from OBX Broadcasting. In April 2006, CapSan Media announced it had signed an Asset Purchase Agreement to purchase WZPR/WYND along with sister stations WVOD, WFMZ from Convergent Broadcasting, LLC. On July 6 2006, CapSan Media completed the purchase of all four stations.

On March 13, 2008 Capsan Media ended its Country simulcast and flipped the 92.3 frequency to sports as "ESPN 92.3." and WYND became Your Country 97.1.

On May 11, 2009 WYND changed their format to sports as sister station WZPR was simulcasting WFMZ 104.9 FM.[citation needed]

Hengooch, LLC bought WYND, WVOD, and WZPR/WFMZ in 2010 for $200,000. Hengooch sold WYND to EMF Broadcasting for $1 effective September 1, 2013.[2] On September 1, 2013, WYND changed their format to EMF's K-Love contemporary Christian format.

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Wzpr.png (Former simulcast WZPR's logo)

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Deals," Broadcasting and Cable, April 17, 2006.
  2. ^ Venta, Lance (June 12, 2013). "EMF Acquires Cape Hatteras FM For $1". radioinsight.com. Retrieved August 1, 2013. 

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Coordinates: 35°27′50″N 76°02′06″W / 35.464°N 76.035°W / 35.464; -76.035