East Carolina Radio News/Talk 98.1 WOBX Manteo/Nags Head, NC has flipped to Sports “98.1 The Score“. The station’s lineup features a mix of programming from Fox Sports Radio and CBS Sports Radio including Fox’ Andy Furman & Mike North from 6-8am, Dan Patrick from 9am-12pm, Jay Mohr from 3-6pm, Ben Maller overnights, CBS’ Jim Rome 12-3pm, Damon Amendolara 6-10pm, and Ferrall on the Bench from 10pm-1am. A local show “Outer Banks Sports Report” hosted by Tom Hoggard and Operations Manager Todd ‘Mongo’ Bradley airs weekdays from 8-9am. WOBX is supplementing its programming with Washington Nationals baseball and Westwood One coverage of events such as the NCAA tournament and the NFL.
Hengooch, LLC is selling Sports “ESPN 97.1” WYND-FM Hatteras, NC to EMF Broadcasting for $1. EMF has concurrently filed for a main studio waiver and to convert the station to non-commercial operation. WYND-FM will fill a coverage hole for EMF, as they don’t have a station serving the Outer Banks of North Carolina. Hengooch acquired WYND-FM along with Alternative “99.1 The Sound” WVOD Manteo and “Classic Hits 92.3/104.9” simulcast 92.3 WZPR Nags Head/104.9 WFMZ Hertford in 2010 for $200,000. The remaining stations will continue to be operated by Max Radio of The Carolinas along with their owned “Water Country 94.5” WCMS Hatteras and Hot AC “Beach 104.1” WCXL Kill Devil Hills.
On the heels of East Carolina Radio’s 95.3 WOBR shifting from Classic Rock to Mainstream Rock, Max Media has quickly acted to fill the Classic Rock niche in the Outer Banks. “Classic Hits 104.9/92.3” WFMZ Hertford/WZPR Nags Head have tweaked their playlist and branding to “Classic Rock 104.9/92.3“. The change took place Friday at 12:00am. In a press release posted on VARTV.com, VP/GM Mike “Moose” Smith commented that “We had wanted to make this format shift for a while. The majority of our music was Classic Rock anyway so this adjustment at this time just seemed to make sense. Pure Classic Rock is a great format and we are happy to provide it for all of North East North Carolina and The Outer Banks.”