Public Radio East

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Public Radio East
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CityNew Bern, North Carolina WTEB, WZNB
Atlantic Beach, North Carolina WBJD
Kinston, North Carolina WKNS
Greenville, North Carolina W201AO
Broadcast areaGreenville-New Bern
BrandingPRE News and Ideas WTEB
PRE Classical WZNB, WBJD, WKNS, W201AO
SloganWe Bridge Sounds
Frequency89.3 MHz WTEB
88.5 MHz WZNB
91.5 MHz WBJD
90.3 MHz WKNS
88.1 MHz W201AO
First air date1984
FormatPublic radio WTEB
Classical WZNB, WBJD, WKNS, W201AO
ERP99,000 watts WTEB
300 watts WZNB
85,000 watts WBJD
35,000 watts WKNS
120 watts W201AO
HAAT147 meters WTEB
37 meters WZNB
98 meters WKNS
117 meters WBJD
41 meters W201AO
D (W201AO)
Facility ID14356 WTEB
94050 WZNB
14358 WKNS
14357 WBJD
14355 W201AO
Transmitter coordinates35°06′32″N 77°06′10″W / 35.10889°N 77.10278°W / 35.10889; -77.10278 WTEB
35°06′33″N 77°06′09″W / 35.10917°N 77.10250°W / 35.10917; -77.10250 WZNB
34°45′34″N 76°51′16″W / 34.75944°N 76.85444°W / 34.75944; -76.85444 WBJD
35°25′01″N 77°48′57″W / 35.41694°N 77.81583°W / 35.41694; -77.81583 WKNS
35°36′56″N 77°22′10″W / 35.61556°N 77.36944°W / 35.61556; -77.36944 W201AO
AffiliationsNPR (WTEB)
OwnerCraven Community College
WebcastListen Live

Public Radio East is the National Public Radio member regional network for eastern North Carolina. It is a service of Craven Community College in New Bern, with studios in Barker Hall on the college's campus.

The network's original station, WTEB in New Bern, was launched in 1984, on the frequency 89.5, at 66 kW. Later the station moved to 89.3 and increased power to 100 kW. The station has won many awards, including outstanding news operation from the Associated Press. During the 1990s, it added two full-time stations--WKNS Kinston at 90.3 and WBJD Atlantic Beach/Morehead City at 91.5. It also added a low-powered translator in Greenville at 88.1, W201AO; the translator is officially a repeater of WTEB.

Originally, all four stations aired a mix of NPR programming and classical music. In 2003, however, the network split into two separate services. The original NPR/classical format stayed on WTEB, while the other stations joined with newly signed-on WZNB at 88.5 in New Bern to become the News and Ideas Network, airing an expanded schedule of news and talk programming from NPR and other outlets. However, the two services simulcast most of NPR's more popular shows, such as Morning Edition and All Things Considered.

On February 5, 2018 the News and Ideas programming moved to WTEB, while WZNB, WKNS, WBJD and W201AO switched to classical as "PRE Classical".[1]


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