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.
Monday - Sunday
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Ariel picture of the proposed site for WMNC in 1946.
Ariel picture of the completed building. Note the WMCN shrubs at the front.
Senator Clyde Hoey and radio station owner Nathan Cooper at the dedication for WMNC at the old National Guard Armory in October 1947.
The first WMNC staff in 1947.
1950s radio show.
WMNC's first open house.
Mary Kistler Craven
Mary Kistler Craven during her broadcast show, "Listen Ladies" on WMNC in 1948.