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WIXE
WIXE (branded as The Mighty 1190) in Monroe, North Carolina is a radio station at 1190 AM. It broadcasts a local talk format as well as a Classic Country & Classic Rock format and is currently under ownership of Monroe Broadcasting Co., Inc. The station has been continuously on the air since 1968. WIXE is not automated during the daytime hours and still uses local announcers. Currently the Night-time format is the John Tesh radio show with Country Music. HISTORY This article NEEDS ADDITIONAL CITATIONS FOR VERIFICATION . Please help improve this article by adding citations to reliable sources . Unsourced material may be challenged and removed. (February 2009) (Learn how and when to remove this template message )Ray Atkins became co-owner of WIXE in 1971 after rock and roll did not work, switching to country, the second Charlotte-area station to do so after WSOC-FM
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Concord, North Carolina
CONCORD (/ˈkɒn.kɔɹd/ or /ˈkaŋ.kəɹd/) is a city in Cabarrus County , in the U.S. state
U.S. state
of North Carolina
North Carolina
. As of the 2010 census , the city had a population of 79,066, with an estimated population in 2015 of over 85,000. It is the county seat and the largest city in Cabarrus County . In terms of population, the city of Concord is the second-largest city in the Charlotte Metropolitan Area and is the twelfth largest city in North Carolina. In 2015, Concord was ranked as the city with the 16th fastest growing economy in the United States. The city was a winner of the All-America City Award in 2004. Located near the center of Cabarrus County in the Piedmont region , it is 20 miles (32 km) northeast of Charlotte center city
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Charlotte, North Carolina
CHARLOTTE /ˈʃɑːrlət/ is the largest city in the state of North Carolina . It is the county seat of Mecklenburg County and the second-largest city in the southeastern United States , just behind Jacksonville, Florida
Jacksonville, Florida
. Charlotte is the third-fastest growing major city in the United States. In 2016 the estimated population of Charlotte according to the U.S. Census Bureau
U.S. Census Bureau
was 842,051, making it the 17th-largest city in the United States based on population. The Charlotte metropolitan area ranks 22nd-largest in the U.S., and had a 2016 population of 2,474,314. The Charlotte metropolitan area is part of a sixteen-county market region or combined statistical area with a 2016 U.S. Census population estimate of 2,632,249. Residents of Charlotte are referred to as "Charlotteans "
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Arthur "Guitar Boogie" Smith
ARTHUR SMITH (April 1, 1921 – April 3, 2014) was an American musician, songwriter, and producer of records, as well as a radio and TV host. Smith produced radio and TV shows; The Arthur Smith Show was the first nationally syndicated country music show on television. After moving to Charlotte, North Carolina , Smith developed and ran the first commercial recording studio in the Southeast. Born in Clinton, South Carolina , Arthur Smith was a textile mill worker who became a celebrated and respected country music instrumental composer, guitarist, fiddler , and banjo player. One of his early hits was the instrumental "Guitar Boogie ," which he wrote and recorded in 1945. It sold over three million copies, and was awarded a gold disc by the RIAA . The song earned him the moniker ARTHUR "GUITAR BOOGIE" SMITH (to differentiate him from Tennessee fiddler and 1930s Grand Ole Opry star Fiddlin\' Arthur Smith )
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Steel Guitar
STEEL GUITAR is a type of guitar or the method of playing the instrument. Developed in Hawaii
Hawaii
in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, a steel guitar is usually positioned horizontally; strings are plucked with one hand, while the other hand changes the pitch of one or more strings with the use of a bar or slide called a steel (generally made of metal, but also of glass or other materials). The earliest use of an electrified steel guitar was first made in the early 1930s by Bob Dunn of Milton Brown and His Brownies, a western swing band from Fort Worth, Texas; the instrument was perfected in the mid to late 1930s by Fort Worth's Leon McAluff, who played for western swing band Bob Wills and His Texas Playboys
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FM Broadcasting
FM BROADCASTING is a method of radio broadcasting using frequency modulation (FM) technology. Invented in 1933 by American engineer Edwin Armstrong , it is used worldwide to provide high-fidelity sound over broadcast radio . FM broadcasting
FM broadcasting
is capable of better sound quality than AM broadcasting
AM broadcasting
, the chief competing radio broadcasting technology, so it is used for most music broadcasts. FM radio stations use the VHF
VHF
frequencies. The term "FM band" describes the frequency band in a given country which is dedicated to FM broadcasting
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Rock Hill, South Carolina
ROCK HILL is the largest city in York County, South Carolina
South Carolina
and the fifth-largest city in the state. It is also the fourth-largest city of the Charlotte metropolitan area
Charlotte metropolitan area
, behind Charlotte
Charlotte
, Concord , and Gastonia (all located in North Carolina, unlike Rock Hill). As of the 2010 Census , the population was 66,154. In 2016, the population had increased to 72,937. Rock Hill is located approximately 25 miles (40 km) south of Charlotte
Charlotte
and approximately 70 miles (110 km) north of Columbia . Rock Hill offers scenic riverfront views along the Catawba River and is home to numerous nature trails, restaurants, and thirty-one parks which are used for both national and local events. Its historic downtown consist of twelve contiguous buildings built as early as 1840 offering dining and retail options
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WKGX
WKGX (1080 AM 104.5 FM ) is a radio station broadcasting a classic hits format. It is licensed to Lenoir, North Carolina , USA. The station is owned by Foothills Radio Group
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WGNC (AM)
WGNC (1450 AM ) is a radio station broadcasting a News, Talk, and Sports format. Licensed to Gastonia, North Carolina , USA, it serves the Gastonia area. The station is an affiliate of the Atlanta Braves radio network, the largest radio affiliate network in Major League Baseball and is also an affiliate of the Washington Redskins radio network. HISTORYDoug McSwain's father Pat McSwain started the AM station in 1939 and the FM station in 1947. The younger McSwain was vice president and general manager of WGNC when the family sold both stations to Beasley Broadcast Group in 1986. Six years after buying WCSL in Cherryville , Calvin Hastings bought WGNC and started KTC Broadcasting. In 1992 he bought WOHS in Shelby and began calling the three stations Piedmont Superstations. WCSL, WGNC and WOHS began airing Atlanta Braves baseball in 1993. WGNC had served as the radio home of the Gastonia Rangers minor league team from 1990 to 1992
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City Of License
In American , Canadian and Philippine broadcasting, a CITY OF LICENSE or COMMUNITY OF LICENSE is the community that a radio station or television station is officially licensed to serve by that country's broadcast regulator. In North American broadcast law, the concept of community of license dates to the early days of AM radio
AM radio
broadcasting. The requirement that a broadcasting station operate a main studio within a prescribed distance of the community which the station is licensed to serve appears in U.S. law as early as 1939. Various specific obligations have been applied to broadcasters by governments to fulfill public policy objectives of broadcast localism , both in radio and later also in television, based on the legislative presumption that a broadcaster fills a similar role to that held by community newspaper publishers
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AM Broadcasting
AM BROADCASTING is a radio broadcasting technology, which employs amplitude modulation (AM) transmissions. It was the first method developed for making audio radio transmissions, and is still used worldwide, primarily for medium wave (also known as "AM band") transmissions, but also on the longwave and shortwave radio bands. The earliest experimental AM transmissions were begun in the early 1900s. However, widespread AM broadcasting
AM broadcasting
was not established until the 1920s, following the development of vacuum tube receivers and transmitters
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Rock And Roll
ROCK AND ROLL (often written as ROCK "> Sign commemorating the role of Alan Freed
Alan Freed
and Cleveland
Cleveland
, Ohio in the origins of rock and roll The term "rock and roll" now has at least two different meanings, both in common usage. The American Heritage Dictionary and the Merriam-Webster Dictionary both define rock and roll as synonymous with rock music . Encyclopædia Britannica
Encyclopædia Britannica
, on the other hand, regards it as the music that originated in the mid-1950s and later developed "into the more encompassing international style known as rock music". The phrase "rocking and rolling" originally described the movement of a ship on the ocean, but was used by the early twentieth century, both to describe the spiritual fervor of black church rituals and as a sexual analogy
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Bill Hefner
WILLIE GATHREL "BILL" HEFNER (April 11, 1930 – September 2, 2009), was a Democratic U.S. Congressman from North Carolina , serving between 1975 and 1999. LIFE AND CAREERBorn in Elora, Tennessee , Hefner graduated from high school in Sardis, Alabama . He attended the University of Alabama , and he became the president and owner of radio station WRKB in Kannapolis, North Carolina . He was a member of the Harvesters Quartet, a group of gospel music singers based in North Carolina, from 1954 to 1967, and was a television performer on numerous North Carolina TV channels. In 1974, he was elected as a Democrat to the 94th United States Congress ; he served a total of 12 terms, from January 3, 1975 until January 3, 1999, when he retired from Congress. Hefner built a reputation as an advocate for military veterans, and the Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Salisbury, North Carolina , was renamed in his honor on April 16, 1999
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Radio Format
A RADIO FORMAT or PROGRAMMING FORMAT (not to be confused with broadcast programming ) describes the overall content broadcast on a radio station . In countries where radio spectrum use is legally regulated (such as by OFCOM in the UK), formats may have a legal status where stations are licensed to transmit only specific formats. Radio formats are frequently employed as a marketing tool, and are subject to frequent change. Music radio , old time radio , all-news radio , sports radio , talk radio and weather radio describe the operation of different genres of radio format and each format can often be sub-divided into many specialty formats
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Country Music
COUNTRY (or COUNTRY AND WESTERN) is a musical genre that originated in the southern United States in the early 1920s. It takes its roots from genres such as folk music (especially Appalachian folk music ) and blues . Country music
Country music
often consists of ballads and dance tunes with generally simple forms, folk lyric and harmonies accompanied by mostly string instruments such as banjos , electric and acoustic guitars , steel guitars (such as pedal steels and dobros ), and fiddles as well as harmonicas . Blues
Blues
modes have been used extensively throughout its recorded history . According to Lindsey Starnes, the term country music gained popularity in the 1940s in preference to the earlier term hillbilly music; it came to encompass Western music , which evolved parallel to hillbilly music from similar roots, in the mid-20th century
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Kilohertz
The HERTZ (symbol: Hz) is the derived unit of frequency in the International System of Units
International System of Units
(SI) and is defined as one cycle per second . It is named for Heinrich Rudolf Hertz
Hertz
, the first person to provide conclusive proof of the existence of electromagnetic waves . Hertz
Hertz
are commonly expressed in multiples : kilohertz (103 Hz, kHz), megahertz (106 Hz, MHz), gigahertz (109 Hz, GHz), and terahertz (1012 Hz, THz). Some of the unit's most common uses are in the description of sine waves and musical tones , particularly those used in radio - and audio-related applications. It is also used to describe the speeds at which computers and other electronics are driven
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