Beasley Brings Southern Rock Smoke To Charlotte

94.7 Smoke South Rock America's Pulse 1660 WBCN CharlotteBeasley Media has flipped Conservative Talk “America’s Pulse 1660” WBCN Charlotte to Southern Rock “94.7 Smoke” with the addition of W234BY Charlotte.

Overseen by 103.7 WSOC Program Director DJ Stout, the new station is built around all-things Southern. The station lists hunting, fishing, 4-wheeling, pick-up trucks, cold beer, horseshoes, great BBQ, Myrtle Beach, The Smokies, and NASCAR as among the topics the station will highlight. Music will include artists such as Classic Rock staples The Allman Brothers Band, Black Crowes, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Marshall Tucker Band, Molly Hatchet and new and local artists Cadillac Three, A Thousand Horses, Simplified, and Preacher Stone.

Beasley Media Group, Inc., a subsidiary of Beasley Broadcast Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: BBGI) announces the debut of 94.7 Smoke in Charlotte, North Carolina. The station officially launched at 6am on Monday, June 19th with 10,000 songs in a row commercial free.

The core of the playlist will be southern rock, however, 94.7 Smoke will also play anything they deem “Southern”, including both local and new artists.

In addition, the station will focus all things deemed Southern, including hunting, fishing, 4-wheeling, pick-up trucks, cold beer, horseshoes, great BBQ, Myrtle Beach, The Smokies, NASCAR and more!

“We’re looking forward to this smoking hot concept,” said Vice President and Market Manager Bill Schoening. “It is a passion-based brand that we are very excited to launch in Charlotte.”

“I am really excited to launch 94.7 Smoke,” said Operations Manager and Program Director DJ Stout. “I grew up in Charlotte and know first-hand about Southern people and the fun lifestyle that 94.7 Smoke is all about.”

94.7 Smoke is available at www.947smoke.com and the iRadioNow app on a variety of mobile devices. Follow 94.7 Smoke at twitter.com/947smoke and check out daily updates on facebook.com/947Smoke.

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Lance Venta is the Owner and Publisher of RadioInsight.com and a consultant for RadioBB Networks specializing in integration of radio and the internet. Lance has two decades of experience tracking the audio industry and its use of digital platforms.

4 Comments


  1. From reading the press release and looking at their website, looks like they don’t want anyone to know the station is also available on AM 1660, only the FM translator. How sad.


    • Lately this is more the norm. Most music stations that use their AM frequency to get a FM translator only mention the AM frequency once an hour and only do that because they are required to do it.


  2. It’s not that conspicuously linked, but the official Recently Played list is at http://947smoke.com/stream/WBCNAM.

    If the station launched yesterday (Monday) at about 9:00 a.m., then the first song played apparently was Let It Burn, by Blackberry Smoke.

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