Curtis Media has flipped Classic Hits 102.9 WELS-FM Kinston NC to Carolina Beach Music as part of its recently acquired “Beach Boogie & Blues” network. WELS-FM joins 1070 WNCT Greenville and three translators fed by 101.9 WIKS-HD2 New Bern to serve the wide encompassing Eastern North Carolina region. The translators are 95.7 W239BC New Bern, 101.1 W266AV Jacksonville, and 105.9 W290CB Winterville/Greenville. Curtis purchased those stations as part of its purchase of Beasley’s Eastern North Carolina cluster earlier this year.
Alpha Media Country 95.1 WRNS-FM Kinston/New Bern NC has named APD/MD/Morning Co-Host Crystal Legends as its new Program Director. Legends has been with WRNS-FM since 2012 when she moved from MD/nights at sister CHR “Bob 93.3” WERO to join Jim Mantel in mornings. She has also worked at “The Hot FM” 96.3 WRHT in the Kinston/New Bern/Jacksonville market and CHR “K92” WXLK Roanoke. She succeeds Carletta Blake as WRNS-FM Program Director. Blake left earlier this year to program iHeartMedia Country “B93.9” WNCB Cary/Raleigh.