New Bern/Morehead City, NC
WSSM - SAM 105.1
At the start of 2005, NextMedia's 105.1 signal in the New Bern/Morehead City, NC market played Adult Standards as Classic Radio WANG 105.1 (WANG-FM). The station then inherited the Westwood One-fed Oldies format from Kool Oldies 98.7 (WKOO) on April 5, 2005, as that signal became Soft AC as Lite 98.7. On April 17, 2005, 105.1's call letters changes from WANG-FM to WKOO.
(Simulcast on 1330 WANG)
The Oldies format didn't stay for long. At some point on the morning of June 13, 2005, Kool Oldies 105.1 flipped to Variety Hits with the Westwood One SAM Radio format as SAM 105.1, becoming the fourth station in the country to pick up the Westwood One feed.
The station changed its call letters to WSSM on June 21, 2005.
NextMedia flipped the station to Adult Standards on November 1, 2007, using the new name of 105.1 The Coast and simulcasting with 1330 WANG. The change proved short-lived, as the station brought back SAM 105.1 (with the same satellite-fed format) in May 2008. Interestingly, the AM simulcast remained in place.
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