96.7 Wilmington NC

WHQR Moves Classical To Stronger Translator

Friends of Public Radio’s 91.3 WHQR Wilmington NC is moving its Classical programming to a stronger translator. The group has closed on its purchase of 92.7 W224CX Wilmington from Conner Media and completed its upgrade to 250w/141m. W224CX replaces 99 watt 96.7 W244DH Wilmington as the primary home of its Classical programming. That signal holds a CP to move south of Wilmington where it plans to eventually land in the Southport/Oak Island area to enhance the Classical programming’s coverage in the beach communities.

Classical HQR Launches In Wilmington, NC

Friends of Public Radio’s 91.3 WHQR Wilmington, NC has launched a second signal dedicated to Classical Music. “Classical HQR” will air on 96.7 W243CX Wilmington and WHQR-HD2 as the translator completes its move-in from Rose Hill. It is operating with 99 watts at 145 meters. The move of Classical to its own signal allows WHQR to increase its News/Talk programming as well as add a three hour evening Jazz block on its main signal. Wilmington has been without a dedicated Classical signal since Davis Media pulled the plug on “Bach FM” 1180 WSFM/95.9 W240AS last November.

FCC Applications 5/8

Station Sales As it is granted a CP to increase to 250 watts, Family Life Ministries has sold 104.7 W284AP Buffalo to Entercom. The $125,000 purchase will see the translator rebroadcast 102.5 WTSS-HD2. If the current programming of the HD subchannel does not change that will mean the return of News/Talk 930 WBEN to FM following the flip of former simulcaster 107.7 WLKK to Alternative last September (Coverage Map). It may not be as big as any trades made tonight at the NFL Draft, but Educational Media Foundation and American Family Association pulled off a three station swap this week. EMF will acquire 88.3 WTLG Starke, FL (Coverage Map) and 91.7 KNDW Williston, ND (Coverage Map), while American Family Association adds 88.5 WVDA Valdosta, GA (Coverage Map). Wildcatter Wireless is selling th...[Read More]