103.7 Wilmington NC

People Moves 6/22

Great Plains Media CHR “105.9 Kiss-FM” KKSW Lawrence KS has added Joshua James as 10am-3pm midday host. James previously spent five years at Steel City Media Country “Q104” 104.3 KBEQ Kansas City including time in afternoons. KKSW 105.9 KISS, the #1 hit music station in NE Kansas, welcomes new midday host Joshua James to the on-air lineup. Joshua James has worked in the Kansas City market since 2006. “We are thrilled to welcome Joshua James to the 105.9 KISS family,” says Beth Cruise, Program Director of KKSW. “His enthusiasm and love for the community will be a perfect fit with our long term relationship with the University of Kansas Jayhawks and our listeners in Topeka and the Western suburbs of Kansas City.” “I am excited to join the family environment here at 10...[Read More]

Sunny 104.5 Wilmington To Move To 103.7 On December 1

Sunrise Broadcasting AC “Sunny 104.5” WILT Carolina Beach/Wilmington NC will move to 103.7 on December 1. Sunrise acquired the stronger 103.7 WBNE Wrightsville Beach from Sea-Comm in September for $1.85 million and concurrently selling WILT to Bible Broadcasting Network for $300,000. 103.7 will assume the WILT call letters when the deals close on December 1 giving the station a permanent format for the first time since January. Davis Media had been operating WBNE via LMA from Sea-Comm as News “Port City Radio” until the end of January and as a simulcast of AAA “98.3 The Penguin” WUIN through June. WBNE has been running a commercial-free Variety Hits format since then. Bible Broadcasting will change 104.5’s call letters to WYHW as it joins its non-c...[Read More]

Sunrise Sells 104.5 WILT; Acquires 103.7 WBNE Wilmington

Sunrise Broadcasting is completing the acquisition of 103.7 WBNE Wrightsville Beach, NC it first indicated would happen last September. In a deal filed last year to acquire 95.9 W240AS Wilmington from Sea-Comm Media, Sunrise indicated it would amend the application at a later date to include WBNE in the deal. That happened on Monday when Sunrise filed to acquire WBNE for $1.85 million. They will concurrently divest 104.5 WILT Carolina Beach to Bible Broadcasting for $300,000 to keep under the ownership limits. WBNE had been operated by Davis Media via LMA until June of this year when it dropped its simulcast of Davis AAA “98.3 The Penguin” WUIN for a filler commercial-free Variety Hits format. When the deals close it will assume the AC format of “Sunny 104.5” WILT. ...[Read More]

Port City Radio To Sign-Off

Davis Media will pull the plug on News “Port City Radio” 103.7 WBNE Wrightsville Beach/Wilmington, NC at midnight on Saturday, January 31. WBNE will flip to a simulcast of sister AAA “98.3 The Penguin” WUIN Oak Island, but that could potentially be a temporary fill. Davis operates WBNE via LMA from Sea-Comm Media, which stated in an FCC filing last fall that it intends to sell WBNE to Sunrise Broadcasting. That sale has not taken place yet as Sunrise must first divest one of its current Wilmington market stations. However, the company registered Sunny1037.com and Sunny1037FM.com in October for a potential relocation of the format of AC “Sunny 104.5” WILT Wilmington. Davis Media intends to transfer some of the Port City Radio resources to their PortCityDa...[Read More]

Sea-Comm Sells Wilmington Translator And WBNE?

Sea-Comm Media is selling 95.9 W240AS Wilmington, NC to Sunrise Broadcasting for $200,000. The original sale contract had the purchase price redacted as the agreement stated that Sunrise would amend the contract at a later date to acquire 103.7 WBNE Wrightsville Beach. The FCC filing states that the transfer of WBNE “may not occur for some time”. Sea-Comm currently leases WBNE to Davis Media who operates the station as News “Port City Radio“. The sale agreement states that Sea-Comm must give Davis Media 30 days notice before the sale will close. Davis had been leasing all of Sea-Comm’s stations before outright purchasing 93.7 WNTB Topsail Beach, 98.3 WUIN Oak Island, and 106.3 WUDE Bolivia earlier this year. Sea-Comm also sold 1180 WLTT Carolina Beach to Carol...[Read More]

Wilmington’s Bone Fades Away

Hometown Wilmington Media has pulled the plug on Rock “103.7 The Bone” WBNE Wrightsville Beach/Wilmington, NC. The 103.7 signal has begun simulcasting with 1180 WLTT Carolina Beach/95.9 W240AS Wilmington News “Port City Radio“. The move places the Port City Radio format on its third different frequency combination since it launch one year ago. The station debuted on 93.7/106.3 in April 2013 before moving to 1180/95.9 in December as part of a cluster shuffle that led to the launch of Country “The Dude“.