Thursday, April 9, 2015


93.7 WNTB and 106.3 WUDE "The Dude" are simulcast Country stations in Wilmington, North Carolina.  They have carried this branding since flipping from News/Talk in December, 2013.  WNTB is licensed to Topsail Beach, NC while WUDE is licensed to Bolivia, NC.

This sticker resembles North Carolina's current license plate which, as a self-respecting resident of Dayton, Ohio, kind of annoys me.  Let me explain...
The NC plate prominently shows the Wright Brothers airplane and boldly proclaims to be "First in Flight."  And yes, Wilbur & Orville Wright did in fact make their famous first flight on the sands of Kitty Hawk, North Carolina.

But Ohioans believe that Kitty Hawk merely provided a site with favorable flight conditions, i.e., the necessary winds and some soft sand to land on.   All the research and development, aeronautics testing and brainstorming was done about 15 minutes away from I'm typing this now.  North Carolina's dumb luck at having a breezy beach has allowed them to trumpet their "First in Flight" boast for years.
In 2003 The House of Representatives voted 378-3 for a resolution naming Dayton, Ohio as the place where aviation was born.  The three lawmakers voting against it were from North Carolina, natch.

Then again, maybe both sides are wrong...

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