WKXB

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WKXB
WKXB Jammin99.9 logo.jpg
City Boiling Spring Lakes, North Carolina
Broadcast area Wilmington, North Carolina
Frequency99.9 MHz ( HD Radio)
BrandingJamm♪n 99.9
SloganThe Greatest Hits Of All Time
Programming
FormatFM/HD1: Rhythmic Oldies
HD2: Soft Adult Contemporary "95.9 The Breeze"
Ownership
Owner Capitol Broadcasting Company
WAZO, WILT, WMFD
History
First air date
December 13, 1964 (as WPGF-FM)
Former call signs
WPGF-FM (1964-?)
WPJC (?-1981)
WVBS-FM (1981-1993)
Technical information
Facility ID59481
ClassC2
ERP26,000 watts
HAAT177 meters (581 ft)
Translator(s)95.9 W240AS (Wilmington, relays HD2)
Links
Webcast Listen Live
Listen Live (HD2)
Website jammin999fm.com
959thebreeze.com

WKXB ("Jammin' 99.9") is a Rhythmic Oldies formatted broadcast radio station licensed to Boiling Spring Lakes, North Carolina and serving the Wilmington, North Carolina area.

History

WKXB launched as adult contemporary formatted WVBS in the early 1980s. WVBS would flip to a Top 40/CHR format in the mid-late 1980s named "All Hit B100". In 1993, WVBS became Country formatted "Kix Country 99.9" with new calls WKXB. In 1999, WKXB again switched formats to Jammin' Oldies as "Jammin 99.9". [1] WKXB more than doubled its audience and became the number one station in the market. [2]

In 2001, WKXB shifted to a more Rhythmic Adult Contemporary format. As of 2012, it has returned to Rhythmic Oldies, predominantly from the 1960s thru 1980s.

In July 2004, NextMedia Group purchased WKXB and WSFM from Sea-Comm Inc., and WRQR, WAZO, and WMFD from Ocean Broadcasting LLC. [3]

In July 2008, Capitol Broadcasting announced its purchase of NextMedia's Wilmington stations. [4]

On March 31, 2010, WKXB reduced its power output from 100,000 watts to 35,000 watts in a transmitter and city of license move to Boiling Spring Lakes, North Carolina to allow a signal boost by co-owned and co-channeled WCMC-FM in the Raleigh market.

HD Signal

In June 2018, WKXB launched "95.9 The Breeze" on its HD2 signal, as well as on translator W240AS 95.9 FM Wilmington, which had been used by WMFD. The soft adult contemporary format included Chicago, Elton John, Billy Joel, James Taylor, Phil Collins, Hall & Oates, the Eagles, and Lionel Richie. [5]

References

  1. ^ Morgan Lee, "Station Jilts Country to Woo Female Listeners", Star-News, March 2, 1999.
  2. ^ Toby Eddings, "WDAI returns to top of radio ratings," The Sun News, Aug. 22, 1999.
  3. ^ Bonnie Eksten, "Ocean Broadcasting, Sea-Comm Stations Sold to NextMedia - New Owner to Operate Locally," Star-News, July 14, 2004.
  4. ^ http://www.wral.com/business/story/3215727/, Retrieved on 2008/09/22.
  5. ^ "Soft AC Breeze Launches In Wilmington - RadioInsight". RadioInsight. 2018-06-05. Retrieved 2018-06-05.

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