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City of license Goldsboro, North Carolina
Frequency 1150 kHz
Format Talk Radio
Power 5,000 watts day
800 watts night
Class B
Facility ID 48370
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Owner Curtis Media Group
(New Age Communications, Ltd.)
Website wgbr.com

WGBR (1150 AM) is a radio station licensed to Goldsboro, North Carolina, USA. The station is owned by New Age Communications, Ltd.[1][2]

The format is Talk Radio.



WGBR went on the air in 1939 as a 250 watt AM radio station in Goldsboro, North Carolina broadcasting on 1370 AM, one of a few radio stations in eastern North Carolina. The frequency changed to 1400 AM in 1941 and to its current frequency of 1150 AM in the 1950s. Its last move increased the power to 5,000 watts daytime.[3] Johnny Grant began his career at WGBR.[4] Vassie Balkum, a voice associated many years with WGBR, was inducted into the North Carolina Association of Broadcasters in 2004.[5] Curtis Media Group purchased WGBR in 1989.[6]

Prior to 2015, WGBR operated a translator at 98.3 FM.[7]


  1. "WGBR Facility Record". United States Federal Communications Commission, audio division.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  2. "WGBR Station Information Profile". Arbitron.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  3. http://www.geocities.ws/rduhistory/wgbr.html
  4. http://www.geocities.ws/rduhistory/wgbr.html
  5. http://www.goheels.com/ViewArticle.dbml?DB_OEM_ID=3350&ATCLID=205472460
  6. http://www.geocities.ws/rduhistory/wgbr.html
  7. Venta, Lance (August 26, 2015). "Jack-FM Launches In Goldsboro, NC". radioinsight. Retrieved August 28, 2015.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>

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