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WIXE
WIXE (branded as The Mighty 1190) in Monroe, North Carolina
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[edit]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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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
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Steel Guitar
Steel guitar
Steel guitar
is a type of guitar or the method of playing the instrument. Developed in Hawaii
Hawaii
by Joseph Kekuku
Joseph Kekuku
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)
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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
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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[1] radio network, the largest radio affiliate network in Major League Baseball
Major League Baseball
and is also an affiliate of the Washington Redskins
Washington Redskins
[2] radio network. History[edit] Doug 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.[3] Six years after buying WCSL
WCSL
in Cherryville, Calvin Hastings bought WGNC and started KTC Broadcasting
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AM Broadcasting
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 Hill, South Carolina
Rock Hill is the largest city in York County, South Carolina, United States and the fifth-largest city in the state.[4] It is also the fourth-largest city of the Charlotte
Charlotte
metropolitan area, behind 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.[5] 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
Catawba River
and is home to numerous nature trails, restaurants, and thirty-one parks which are used for both national and local events
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FM Broadcasting
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, the chief competing radio broadcasting technology, so it is used for most music broadcasts. FM radio stations use the VHF
VHF
frequencies
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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. As of the 2010 census, the city had a population of 79,066,[4] with an estimated population in 2016 of over 89,891.[5] It is the county seat and the largest city in Cabarrus County.[6] In terms of population, the city of Concord is the second-largest city in the Charlotte Metropolitan Area
Charlotte Metropolitan Area
and is the eleventh largest city in North Carolina.[7] In 2015, Concord was ranked as the city with the 16th fastest growing economy in the United States.[8] The city was a winner of the All-America City
City
Award in 2004
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Charlotte, North Carolina
Charlotte /ˈʃɑːrlət/ is the most populous city in the U.S. state of North Carolina. Located in the Piedmont, it is the county seat of Mecklenburg County. In 2016, the U.S. Census Bureau estimated the population was 842,051,[4] making it the 17th-most populous city in the United States. The Charlotte metropolitan area
Charlotte metropolitan area
ranks 22nd-largest in the U.S., and had a 2016 population of 2,474,314.[2] 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.[5] Between 2004 and 2014, Charlotte was ranked as the country's fastest growing metro area, with 888,000 new residents.[6] Based on U.S. Census data from 2005 to 2015, it tops the 50 largest U.S. cities as the millennial hub.[7] It is the second-largest city in the southeastern United States, just behind Jacksonville, Florida
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WOTJ
WOTJ (90.7 FM) is a radio station broadcasting family Christian programming. Licensed to Morehead City, North Carolina, USA, it serves the Greenville-New Bern, North Carolina, area
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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.[1] After moving to Charlotte, North Carolina, Smith developed and ran the first commercial recording studio in the Southeast.[1] 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.[2] The song earned him the moniker Arthur "Guitar Boogie" Smith (to differentiate him from Tennessee fiddler and 1930s Grand Ole Opry
Grand Ole Opry
star Fiddlin' Arthur Smith)
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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 career[edit] Born 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
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Rock And Roll
Rock and roll
Rock and roll
(often written as rock & roll or rock 'n' roll) is a genre of popular music that originated and evolved in the United States during the late 1940s and early 1950s,[1][2] from African American musical styles such as gospel, jump blues, jazz, boogie woogie, and rhythm and blues,[3] along with country music.[4] While elements of rock and roll can be heard in blues records from the 1920s[5] and in country records of the 1930s,[4] the genre did not acquire its name until 1954.[6][7] According to Greg Kot, "rock and roll" refers to a style of popular music originating in the U.S
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Country Music
Country music
Country music
(/ˈkʌntri/), also known as country and western or simply country, is a genre of popular music that originated in the southern United States in the early 1920s.[1] 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.[2][3][4] Blues
Blues
modes have been used extensively throughout its recorded history.[5] 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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Charlotte Metropolitan Area
The Charlotte metropolitan area (also Metrolina, Charlotte Metro, or Charlotte USA[citation needed]) is a metropolitan area/region of North and South Carolina within and surrounding the city of Charlotte. Located in the Piedmont, it is the largest in the Carolinas, and the fourth largest metropolitan area in the Southeastern region of the United States behind, Miami, Atlanta, and Tampa. The Charlotte metropolitan area is well known for its auto racing history (especially NASCAR). The region is headquarters to 8 Fortune 500 and 7 Fortune 1000 companies including Bank of America, Duke Energy, Sealed Air Corporation, Nucor Steel, and Lowe's Home Improvement Stores
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