Mid Carolina Radio

a website for broadcasters


Mid Carolina Radio is designed to be a history of Alamance and Rockingham County radio stations told in text, audio and pictures. It’s the story of those stations and the people who worked there, especially when all of the stations were locally owned and operated.  

The website is a work in progress, and will be made better by your pictures, audio cuts, stories and input. Your help is also needed to make sure the information contained is historically accurate. New material will be added the first of every month.


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APRIL 2014

This month, we find out what the Number One Beach Music Hit of All Time is as hours 4 and 5 of  BEACH MUSIC...THE ALL TIME TOP 50
are presented. Many of you may have guessed what Number 1 is by now, but for those who haven't, here's a hint: it was rarely played on the radio back in the day.  

Again our thanks go out to Jimmy Dean for sharing this broadcast with us. Lovers of Beach Music owe it to themselves to hear this terrific program.

More from the Ted Nelson collection! Check WBBB Audio for Ted's December 1972 air check and a 1973 news feature done by Bob Ray. On the WSML Audio page, hear Ted's 1971 newscast, his 1971 dj theme and Program Director Bobby Watkins' 1970 station ID.

Jane Fraser sends more information on the Jimmy Dean Marathon for the New Directions we featured earlier, including a newspaper ad and an article about the event. Jane was there, and is now an assistant to Dr. J.L. Williams, one of the founders of the group. The links are at the end of Jimmy's summary. 

Some detective work is asked for about this WFRC picture. We've had it for awhile, but have little information about it. Frank Dwyer was told that the man was a band director named Washington who had a show on WFRC in the 1940s. If you can help, please CONTACT us.

By 1974, both Frank Dwyer and Joe Zanetti had moved on from WCBX. See the pictures Frank sent at WLOE Pictures and the story behind them.

From Dave Compton, an audio file taken from a 1962 Flatt and Scruggs interview on WLOE. The spots are for Guilford Dairy and Mize Motors.



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