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. 

A CBS 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.


Special Programming Times:
Swap Shop

Monday – Friday          9:05am – 10:00am    Live Show

Saturday's                     9:15am    (Recorded Mailbag)

If you are interested in placing an item to buy, sale, swap, or trade on the Swap Shop feel free to call (828) 437-0521 between the scheduled hours, or you can e-mail wmnc@bellsouth.net and put SWAP SHOP in the subject line. You may also place items on the Swap Shop via fax (828) 433-8855 or by mail: SWAP SHOP, P.O. Box 969 Morganton, NC 28680.

*Recorded items for Saturday must be emailed or mailed in by Friday at 10:00am.  No calls will be taken.

Local News

Monday - Friday         6:30am, 7:30am, 8:30am, & 12:06pm

Local Obituaries

Monday - Sunday     12:15


CBS News Updates

Monday - Sunday      Top of Every hour

Tarheel Sports Network

UNC Basketball & Football games are carried as scheduled