WBNE Drops News, Flips To Triple A 'Penguin' Simulcast
February 2, 2015 at 4:10 AM (PT)
DAVIS MEDIA/LOCAL VOICE/HOMETOWN WILMINGTON MEDIA News WBNE (PORT CITY RADIO)/CAROLINA BEACH, NC has flipped to a simulcast of sister Triple A WUIN (98.3FM THE PENGUIN)/WILMINGTON, NC.
LOCAL VOICE Pres. TOM DAVIS, claiming that the public's "total embrace" of the PORT CITY DAILY news site and the "call for even more of the higher quality local news produced by its reporters" led to the demise of the radio version, told PORT CITY DAILY, "WILMINGTON’s residents can finally receive local news from a source whose only agenda is to give you the information you need to form your own opinion. That’s why we are plowing more resources into that portion of our news department. When we learn from the folks who live here what they like and want, we will always work harder to give them more of it.”
Morning host/PD AIMEE BOWEN remains with the company in an off-air capacity.