|City||Wilmington, North Carolina|
|Broadcast area||Wilmington Metro|
|Slogan||"#1 for Hip Hop and R&B"|
|First air date||February 24, 1970 (as WHSL-FM)|
|Former call signs||WHSL-FM (1970-1989)|
WMFD-FM (3/6/1989-11/1/1990) 
|Affiliations||The Breakfast Club (Radio Show) (Premiere Radio Networks)|
Cumulus Media |
(Cumulus Licensing LLC)
|Sister stations||WGNI, WKXS-FM, WWQQ-FM, WAAV|
97.3 was WHSL-FM at one time. In the early 1980s, album-oriented rock WHSL was launched. In the late 1980s, WHSL shifted to soft adult contemporary music during the day and smooth jazz in the evening, with calls WMFD-FM and later WMNX. In 1992, it switched to mainstream urban and began using the branding "Coast 97.3"[ citation needed]. In 1999, Cape Fear Broadcasting announced the sale of its six stations to Cumulus Broadcasting. The sale was challenged by Ocean Broadcasting of Wilmington because it would give Cumulus 6 FMs and an AM in Wilmington, and about 55 percent of market revenue.  Today, WMNX airs a mainstream urban format.
- "Call Sign history". Retrieved October 18, 2011.
- Michael Futch, "For Cumulus, the Wait Continues," The Fayetteville Observer, September 10, 2000.
- Official Website
- WMNX in the FCC's FM station database
- WMNX on Radio-Locator
- WMNX in Nielsen Audio's FM station database
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