94.5 Eden WXRA

Perhaps the most noticeable thing about this recording is that Mary Kennedy is live, or so it seems, judging by her comment about not paying close enough attention coming out of a commercial break. Otherwise, this is an unremarkable aircheck of Active/Alternative Rocker 94-5 “The Rock Station”.

There’s not much to describe here, but a few liner notes are in order. This is a mix of Grunge/Alternative plus mainstream (classic) Rock staples that were very popular in the 1990s. Although, Zeppelin and AC/DC seem out of place at times.

This radio station has had an enormous list of call letters over the years, at least according to Wikipedia. Here’s what I believe is the accurate list of callsigns: (from Wikipedia)
WLOE-FM (1949-?)
WEAF (?-?)
WSRQ (?-1984)
WWWI (1984–1986)
WKLM (1986-?)
WWMY (?-1991)
WMKG (1991–1992)
WNEU (1992–1994)
WXRA (1994–2001)
WWCC (2001–2003)
WGBT (2003–2009)

1949? Yep. It seems that this was one of the very early FM stations in the United States. Someone knows more about the history of this station and we’d very much like to read your comments if you do.

Today, the call letters are WPTI, an FM News/Talk station serving the Piedmont Triad area of North Carolina.

94.5 Eden WXRA

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By Steve West

Steve West is a 41 year veteran of broadcasting. His air work as a Jock and News Anchor includes six radio markets and over two-dozen radio stations. Steve is the founder of Airchexx.com and Hitoldies.net - All the BIG Hits!

One thought on “Mary Kennedy, 94.5 WXRA Eden, NC | August 29, 1999”
  1. As WEAF-FM, the station was one of the first stations to experiment with an FM format that did not include a DJ. This was in the late 1970s. As a kid I remember that the “cool” side of the station was the AM side (WLOE), and the FM side (WEAF) was basically two mechanical towers which were actually early computers, that rand a type of reel-to-reel tape of adult contemporary music on the FM frequency.

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