1430-AM Classic Hit Country is the oldest radio station in Burke County. The station first signed on the air, September 23rd, 1947 with two hundred fifty watts of power at the 1490 frequency. WMNC-AM was later granted a power increase to 5 thousand watts and moved to the present frequency of 1430 of the AM band.
Through the years the station has played a variety of music. From the early days of the philosophy of "something for everyone" to more conventional blocks of easy listening, Top-40, Rock and Classic Country, WMNC-AM has represented the listening preferences of the changing audience of the a Catawba Valley.
A CNN news affiliate, WMNC-AM currently offers the best in Classic Country Music from George Jones to The Gatlin Brothers, to Alabama. Strongly committed to the community, WMNC-AM offers local news and sports, coverage of community events and announcements, obituaries, church news, and up-to-date weather.