Mid Carolina Radio

WMYN

WMYN in Mayodan signed on the air July 15, 1957 at 1420 kHz with 500 watts daytime. J.B. Shelton was President and Banner Shelton General Manager of  the Mayo Broadcasting Corporation, which included five or six other investors. The call letters were presented to potential advertisers as "We Make Your Name."  Present General Manager Mike Moore tells us that WMYN was not Mayodan's first radio station. WFMB-FM signed on 1n 1949 at 107.5, but the owners turned in the license to the FCC a few years later because they said "nobody had FM radios."   

Richard Hall of Greensboro, who is Mike's business partner today, bought the station from the Shelton group in 1982 for $110,000. Mike joined the operation two years later. By 1990, Reidsville's WLOE had fallen on hard times, and was purchased by WMYN for $100,000. The WLOE studios had further deteriorated and were no longer suitable for broadcasting. It was decided that the two stations would share studios and offices in Mayodan, and it is believed they were the first AM stations in North Carolina to simulcast programming. A fiber optics line was installed from Mayodan to Eden.

The stations continue to simulcast today (2012). Mike and Annette Moore host a popular information hour weekday mornings.


 
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