Mid Carolina Radio

WQWX

WQWX signed on the air December 7, 1973 at 1060 kHz with a daytime power of 1000 watts. The company was known as Radio Mebane-Hillsborough Incorporated with offices and studios  located in a mobile home in Mebane. Don Curtis was President, Bill Diffee was General Manager, Dave Wright was Program Director and Dean Thompson was Sports Director. WQWX provided Glenn Trent with his first full-time radio job in 1974.

 

The mobile home was located near the present Tanger Outlet complex off Mebane Oaks Road, which is Exit 154 from I-40/I-85. A Shell service station was nearby. Glenn Trent remembers that the automation system was in the living room, the first small bedroom was the production room and the back bedroom was Bill Diffee’s office. The AP machine was next to the toilet in the bathroom, lending a whole new meaning to the phrase “rip and read.” 

 

Through the years, the format changed from contemporary to country. Benchmark Communications purchased the station on July 1, 1979, and the call letters changed to WHNI.  Roger Jennings was President, and the format became middle of the road and religious. WHNI evolved into WMYT featuring adult contemporary and beach music, then WGLH.  WRPT Radio Network bought the station on February 3, 1997, and used the facility to repeat WRPT. The station was sold again in October 2004 to the Rodriguez group and broadcast a regional Mexican format called Que Pasa radio. Today (2011) it is known as WGSB Radio la Grande.

 





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