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    WKBQ AM????

    ok there is a road in garner NC named WKBQ radio station road, I know that road has changed a lot since I remember first seeing it about 15 years ago, which was a dead end road with nothing on it....looked like there was a building there but the overbrush had completly hidden whatever was there???

    any info about this station.

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    Thinking that 1000AM is the only station that's been licensed to Garner, ever, I found

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/WRTG and http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/WHEV

    with a reference to WKBQ as a late 60s country-formatted sign-on.

    townofwendell.com/Wendell/LinkClick.aspx?fileticket=VrwcaWl83RU%3D&tabid=54& mid=451 has a mention of WKBQ at 1690, but I'm fifteen miles from there and have never heard of that before. Plus, it's not Garner.

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    I worked at WKBQ in the late 70s until 1981. It was a country format and had some young jocks that
    went on to work at major triangle stations such as Mike Urban at wral and Wayne Michaels at G105.

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    ahhhh...interesting...I guess that solves that mystery

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    WKBQ was originally built by Edward Atsinger (A later founder of AM/FM Communications), as a 250 W directional daytimer in 1969...Larry Gardner and I did the engineering...the station could only be heard in Garner and East Raleigh, but did pretty well in the C&W Arbitrons...and you're right...they had some pretty good jox...Doug Limerick, now of ABC Radio News, worked there in 74-75 on weekends, before becoming a newsman at WKIX 850AM.

    The station finally got a CP for 1kW., non-directional operation in the late 70's, but the handwriting was on the wall for AM daytimers by then. It went dark in the early 90's, when the owners couldnt even get a church to accept it as a donation.

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    There used to be a house out there, a little one. There was a dumpster and somebody had painted on it. Is that the place? Not exactly it, but this was near there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sniffthamic
    There used to be a house out there, a little one. There was a dumpster and somebody had painted on it. Is that the place? Not exactly it, but this was near there.
    ;D I always thought the dumpster was the "studio"!
    "Worked at some of the Nations Best Radio Stations" Back when Radio was FUN!

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    WKBQ was indeed put on the air by Ed Atsinger the brother-in-law of Stu Epperson who at the time owned WKBX, WKBA, and a am in
    Bakersfield Cal so who really owned the station...hmmmmmm. Ed went on to run Salem Media.

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    Quote Originally Posted by n_guy
    WKBQ was indeed put on the air by Ed Atsinger the brother-in-law of Stu Epperson who at the time owned WKBX, WKBA, and a am in
    Bakersfield Cal so who really owned the station...hmmmmmm. Ed went on to run Salem Media.

    Curley Howard always proclaimed he owned it!
    "Worked at some of the Nations Best Radio Stations" Back when Radio was FUN!

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