Friday, January 22, 2010

WLAS

WLAS was a Country station licensed to Jacksonville, North Carolina. The call letters supposedly stood for "World's Largest Amphibious Station" in reference to nearby Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune which is a leader in amphibious warfare training. WLAS went on the air in 1954 and eventually went dark in 1990 before returning two years later as "Hot Talk 910." The station was sold in 1996 and most recently was airing Spanish programming with the new call letters WSRP but it appears this has gone silent as well.

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  1. Thank you for sharing. I worked at WLAS in the mid 80s. I started on overnights running the boards until the "BJ in the morning" show started at 6am (that’s not a joke), but quickly moved to hosting the 6-12 evening show. I have fond memories of Chris Marks and doing crossover talks with EL Lilly, and friends at nearby stations.
    --Tina Dee

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