Greensboro/High Point radio dial 1972
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    Greensboro/High Point radio dial 1972

    I don't have Winston-Salem, the third
    city in the Triad. These are from the
    Greensboro Daily News, October 28, 1972:

    GREENSBORO:

    WPET 950 Gospel and preaching (daytime only)

    WCOG 1320 (ABC Contemporary) Popular music
    (Top 40, as I recall), news, weather, features
    (24 hours)

    WGBG 1400 (ABC, doesn't say which network)
    Modern country, news, weather, sports
    (24 hours)

    WBIG 1470 (CBS) Popular (MOR) music, news,
    weather, sports, features (24 hours)

    WEAL 1510 (Mutual) R&B, jazz, gospel, soul,
    news, weather, sports, features (daytime only)

    WQMG-FM 97.1 (Mutual) Music: 90% popular and
    jazz, 10% classical (24 hours)

    WMDE-FM 98.7 Country and Tobacco Network news,
    baseball in season (24 hours)

    HIGH POINT:

    WHPE 1070 Popular and rock, news, weather, sports,
    features (daytime only)

    WMFR 1230 AM, 99.5 FM (ABC, network not given)
    Music (format not given), news, weather, sports
    (5:30 AM-midnight Mon-Sat, 7 AM-midnight Sun)

    WNOS 1600 AM, 100.3 FM Popular and country music,
    Tobacco Network news, weather, sports (daytime
    only AM, 5 AM-10 PM FM)

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    moedog1
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    Re: Greensboro/High Point radio dial 1972

    > HIGH POINT:
    >
    > WHPE 1070 Popular and rock, news, weather, sports,
    > features (daytime only)
    >
    What happened to WHPE-FM, 95.5? They had simucasted WHPE-AM's top 40 format since at least the early 60's ( and lengthened its broadcast day till midnight). It was the worst top 40 station you ever heard, but had a wide listenership of young people in NC and VA who could not get such stations as WCOG/WTOB/WAYS after dark...

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    Re: Greensboro/High Point radio dial 1972

    > > HIGH POINT:
    > >
    > > WHPE 1070 Popular and rock, news, weather, sports,
    > > features (daytime only)
    > >
    > What happened to WHPE-FM, 95.5? They had simucasted
    > WHPE-AM's top 40 format since at least the early 60's ( and
    > lengthened its broadcast day till midnight). It was the
    > worst top 40 station you ever heard, but had a wide
    > listenership of young people in NC and VA who could not get
    > such stations as WCOG/WTOB/WAYS after dark...
    >
    It may have been left out of the Greensboro Daily News'
    listing of the radio stations for the day I picked.

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    Re: Greensboro/Winston-Salem/High Point radio dial 1972

    The Daily News only printed the Guilford County stations... from my research of Daily News and WS Journal microfilm, here is a full listing of Triad stations in 1972:

    AM
    600 WSJS Winston-Salem full service
    790 WTNC Thomasville religious
    950 WPET Greensboro gospel
    980 WAAA Winston-Salem rhythm & blues
    1070 WHPE High Point top 40
    1230 WMFR High Point variety
    1320 WCOG Greensboro MOR
    1340 WAIR Winston-Salem top 40
    1380 WTOB Winston-Salem top 40
    1400 WGBG Greensboro country
    1470 WBIG Greensboro MOR
    1500 WKBX Winston-Salem country
    1510 WEAL Greensboro R&B/gospel/jazz
    1550 WFCM Winston-Salem country (flipped to WPGD sometime in '72)
    1600 WNOS High Point country
    FM
    92.3 WCSE Asheboro
    93.1 WGPL Winston-Salem gospel (became WSEZ "Z93" in '73)
    94.1 WLXN-FM Lexington country
    95.5 WHPE-FM High Point top 40 (simul. WHPE)
    97.1 WQMG Greensboro MOR/classical/jazz
    98.3 WTNC-FM Thomasville religious (simul. WTNC)
    98.7 WMDE Greensboro country
    99.5 WMFR-FM High Point variety (simul. WMFR)
    100.3 WNOS-FM High Point country (simul. WNOS)
    102.1 WWMO Reidsville religious
    104.1 WSJS-FM Winston-Salem easy listening/full service (simul. WSJS 45%)
    (became WTQR in '73)
    107.5 WSGH Winston-Salem

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    Re: Greensboro/Winston-Salem/High Point radio dial 1972

    I'm interested in the details of WNOS 1600 AM. WHen did this station go dark, or is it still operating, just on a new frequency with different calls? Any relation to today's WYSR 1590?

    > The Daily News only printed the Guilford County stations...
    > from my research of Daily News and WS Journal microfilm,
    > here is a full listing of Triad stations in 1972:
    >
    > AM
    > 600 WSJS Winston-Salem full service
    > 790 WTNC Thomasville religious
    > 950 WPET Greensboro gospel
    > 980 WAAA Winston-Salem rhythm & blues
    > 1070 WHPE High Point top 40
    > 1230 WMFR High Point variety
    > 1320 WCOG Greensboro MOR
    > 1340 WAIR Winston-Salem top 40
    > 1380 WTOB Winston-Salem top 40
    > 1400 WGBG Greensboro country
    > 1470 WBIG Greensboro MOR
    > 1500 WKBX Winston-Salem country
    > 1510 WEAL Greensboro R&B/gospel/jazz
    > 1550 WFCM Winston-Salem country (flipped to WPGD
    > sometime in '72)
    > 1600 WNOS High Point country
    > FM
    > 92.3 WCSE Asheboro
    > 93.1 WGPL Winston-Salem gospel (became WSEZ "Z93" in
    > '73)
    > 94.1 WLXN-FM Lexington country
    > 95.5 WHPE-FM High Point top 40 (simul. WHPE)
    > 97.1 WQMG Greensboro MOR/classical/jazz
    > 98.3 WTNC-FM Thomasville religious (simul. WTNC)
    > 98.7 WMDE Greensboro country
    > 99.5 WMFR-FM High Point variety (simul. WMFR)
    > 100.3 WNOS-FM High Point country (simul. WNOS)
    > 102.1 WWMO Reidsville religious
    > 104.1 WSJS-FM Winston-Salem easy listening/full service
    > (simul. WSJS 45%)
    > (became WTQR in '73)
    > 107.5 WSGH Winston-Salem
    >

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    Re: Greensboro/High Point radio dial 1972

    Quote Originally Posted by moedog1
    > HIGH POINT:
    >
    > WHPE 1070 Popular and rock, news, weather, sports,
    > features (daytime only)
    >
    What happened to WHPE-FM, 95.5? They had simucasted WHPE-AM's top 40 format since at least the early 60's ( and lengthened its broadcast day till midnight). It was the worst top 40 station you ever heard, but had a wide listenership of young people in NC and VA who could not get such stations as WCOG/WTOB/WAYS after dark...
    I was one of those listeners. I was 10 when I started listening frequently to WHPE in 1972.

    And, I grew to find it my station of choice until WSGH/WKZL really got cooking circa 1974/5. To my young ears (and when I go back and listen today to my cassette airchecks from that era, WTOB and WAIR in terms of rotation and relevance where pretty dreadful by the early 70s and shallow shells of former glory). WHPE is now a full-service Christian broadcaster as it has been since circa 1974. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/WHPE-FM. I also spent a good deal of time with WKBC in North Wilkesb. and a station out of Roanoke around 99.7 FM whose calls I have forgotten but put a dang strong signal into my North Winston-Salem home. There was a brief time in the mid 70s when WKBC was dynamite pop progressive station - at least in terms of playlist. Oh, and not to mention Deacon Light - the great alternative late in the evening on WFDD (NPR) that was deliciously eclectic.
    -Keith (Lumper5)<br />http://www.deeperintomusic.net

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