WKXB (99.9 FM "Jammin' 99.9") is a rhythmic oldies formatted broadcast radio station licensed to Boiling Spring Lakes, North Carolina and serving the Wilmington, North Carolina area.

Broadcast areaWilmington, North Carolina
Frequency99.9 MHz (HD Radio)
BrandingJamm♪n 99.9
FormatRhythmic oldies
SubchannelsHD2: Soft AC "95.9 The Breeze"
HD3: Sports (WMFD simulcast)
OwnerSunrise Broadcasting, LLC (A division of Capitol Broadcasting Company)
First air date
December 13, 1964 (as WPGF-FM)
Former call signs
WPGF-FM (1964-?)
WPJC (?-1981)
WVBS-FM (1981-1993)
Technical information
Facility ID59481
ERP26,000 watts
HAAT177 meters (581 ft)
Translator(s)HD2: 95.9 W240AS (Wilmington)
WebcastListen Live
Listen Live (HD2)
959thebreeze.com (HD2)

History edit

WKXB launched as WPGF-FM, sister station to 1470/WPGF. It adopted an adult contemporary format as WVBS-FM in the early 1980s. WVBS-FM would flip to a Top 40/CHR format in the mid-late 1980s named "All Hit B100". In 1993, WVBS-FM became Country-formatted "Kix Country 99.9" with new calls WKXB. In 1999, WKXB again switched formats to Jammin' Oldies as "Jammin 99.9".[1] WKXB more than doubled its audience and became the number one station in the market.[2]

In 2001, WKXB shifted to a more Rhythmic Adult Contemporary format. As of 2012, it has returned to Rhythmic Oldies, predominantly from the 1960s thru 1980s.

In July 2004, NextMedia Group purchased WKXB and WSFM from Sea-Comm Inc., and WRQR, WAZO, and WMFD from Ocean Broadcasting LLC.[3]

In July 2008, Capitol Broadcasting announced its purchase of NextMedia's Wilmington stations.[4]

On March 31, 2010, WKXB reduced its power output from 100,000 watts to 35,000 watts in a transmitter and city of license move from Burgaw, North Carolina to Boiling Spring Lakes, North Carolina to allow a signal boost by co-owned and co-channeled WCMC-FM in the Raleigh market.

HD Signal edit

In June 2018, WKXB launched "95.9 The Breeze" on its HD2 signal, as well as on translator W240AS 95.9 FM Wilmington, which had been used by WMFD. The soft adult contemporary format included Chicago, Elton John, Billy Joel, James Taylor, Phil Collins, Hall & Oates, the Eagles, and Lionel Richie.[5]

References edit

  1. ^ Morgan Lee, "Station Jilts Country to Woo Female Listeners", Star-News, March 2, 1999.
  2. ^ Toby Eddings, "WDAI returns to top of radio ratings," The Sun News, Aug. 22, 1999.
  3. ^ Bonnie Eksten, "Ocean Broadcasting, Sea-Comm Stations Sold to NextMedia - New Owner to Operate Locally," Star-News, July 14, 2004.
  4. ^ "Capitol Broadcasting acquires seven radio stations in deals worth nearly $13M". www.wral.com. 16 July 2008. Retrieved 2008-09-22.
  5. ^ "Soft AC Breeze Launches In Wilmington - RadioInsight". RadioInsight. 2018-06-05. Retrieved 2018-06-05.

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