Welcome to 1430 AM

CLASSIC HIT COUNTRY

WMNC 1430 AM RADIO

 

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. 

An AP 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.
 

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Monday - Friday

9:05 AM - 10:00 AM

Saturday (Recorded)

9:15 AM

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Monday - Friday

6:30 AM, 7:30 AM,
8:30 AM, 
12:06 PM, 
& 5:00 PM

LOCAL OBITUARIES

Monday - Sunday

12:15 PM

GET THE LATEST NATIONAL NEWS HEADLINES

Monday - Sunday

At the top of every hour

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OBITUARIES

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Proposed site

Proposed site

Ariel picture of the proposed site for WMNC in 1946.

Overhead WMNC

Overhead WMNC

Ariel picture of the completed building. Note the WMCN shrubs at the front.

Station Dedication

Station Dedication

Senator Clyde Hoey and radio station owner Nathan Cooper at the dedication for WMNC at the old National Guard Armory in October 1947.

First Staff

First Staff

The first WMNC staff in 1947.

Early Radio

Early Radio

1950s radio show.

Open House

Open House

WMNC's first open house.

Mary Kistler Craven

Mary Kistler Craven

Mary Kistler Craven during her broadcast show, "Listen Ladies" on WMNC in 1948.