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WFBC-FM
B93.7 logo
City of license Greenville, South Carolina
Broadcast area Upstate South Carolina
Branding B93.7
Slogan "All The Hits!"
Frequency 93.7 MHz
First air date March 1947
Format Top 40 (CHR)
ERP 100 kW
Class C
Callsign meaning W First Baptist Church
We Foster Better Citizenship
(The second callsign meaning was taken from WFBC-TV)

The B is used in B93.7 branding
Owner Entercom Communications
Sister stations WSPA-FM, WROQ, WTPT, WORD, WYRD, WYRD-FM
Website website

WFBC-FM is a Top 40 (CHR) station licensed to Greenville, South Carolina and serves the Upstate and Western North Carolina regions, including Greenville, Spartanburg, and Asheville, North Carolina. The Entercom Communications outlet is licensed by the FCC to broadcast at 93.7 MHz with an ERP of 100 kW. The station goes by the name B93.7 and its current slogan is "All The Hits."

The station's transmitter is located on Caesar's Head mountain in South Carolina. WFBC has coverage in almost all of Upstate SC (includes the Piedmont & Foothills), parts of Northeast Georgia, and parts of Western NC. This station can be heard af far east as Charlotte, as far south as Irmo, as far north as Greeneville, Tennessee, and as far southwest as Athens, Georgia.

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History

WFBC-FM signed on in May 12, 1947 as a sister station to WFBC-AM, owned by The Roger Peace family who also owned the Greenville News/Piedmont. The programming was 90% simulcast for the first 8 to 10 years featuring block local programming and NBC Network programs. The early management team included people like: Bevo Whitmire, Ken Beechboard, R. A. Jolly and Bruce Buchanan. During the late 40's and early 50's, WFBC-FM featured the Esso Reporter each 30 minutes during the morning hours with Norvin Duncan as host. Other early morning shows; Housekeeping-a-hobby with Alice Wyman, Kitchen Kapers with Claude Freeman and The "Aristocratic Pigs" with Baby Ray. WFBC-FM's later morning shows featured "Shelley's Shenanigans" with Bob Shelley (1953-1956), Bob Poole and "Pooles Party Line" (1957- 1961). In 1962, Monty Dupuy became the long running host of the simulcast morning show which was one of the most popular shows in Greenville Radio History garnering more than 50% of the audience for more than 15 years. Dupuy was the morning host on WFBC-FM from 1962 to 1977. In 1965, WFBC-FM began independent programming of "light music" and "Music with McMasters" only simulcasting during the Dupuy morning show and special events. WFBC-FM started programming Drake Chenaults (Hit Parade) format in early 1971 becoming one of the most popular radio stations in the upstate. Past personalities during the 60's and 70's on WFBC-FM include: Norvin Duncan, Johnny Wright, Bob Poole, Bob Shelley, Monty Dupuy, Stowe Hoyle, Ben Greer, Bill Kregar, Verner Tate, Alice Wyman, Claude Freeman, Wilfred Walker, Billy Powell, Lee Kanipe, Max Mace, Jeff Fields, Ray Clune, Johnny Batson, Andy Scott, Ken Rogers, Dan Kelly, Jerry Haynes, Jim Burnside, Eston Johnson, Scott Shannon, Dale Gilbert, Dave Partridge, Jim Phillips, etc. WFBC-FM was an adult contemporary station during the 70's, 80s, and an oldies station in the early 1990s, with the name "Oldies 93.7". Announcers in that time frame included Ken Rogers, Russ Cassell, Steve Chris, Dan Stevens, Lee Alexander, "Rockin Robin" Keith, Chris Scott, Eric Rogers, Lisa Rollins, Jan Meng and many more. In April 1995, the station switched to a CHR format, and stunted by having a disc jockey read the local phone book.

(1996-2007)

The call letters WFBC were taken from a station in Knoxville, Tennessee that had gone off the air in the early 1930s and reassigned to Greenville. Former WFBC program director (in 1937) Norvin Duncan said that W.F.B.C. stood for First Baptist Church. Three other stations in the Greenville market had used the WFBC call sign: The original AM station owned by the Peace family, owners of the Greenville News and Greenville Piedmont, and broadcasting on 1330 kHz, now WYRD; television channel 4, signed on by the family in 1953, which used the calls until 1983 (when it became WYFF); and TV channel 40 in Anderson, which changed its calls to WFBC from WAXA after an ownership change. The WFBC call sign was used on channel 40 until 1999; it is now WMYA-TV.

WFBC added On Air With Ryan Seacrest Monday-Friday from 4:00PM–7:00PM in November 2008.[1] The station's main competitor is WHZT, owned by Cox Communications.

Morning Show

The "Hawk and Tom Morning Show" is hosted by Hawk Harrison, Tom Steele, Heidi Aiken and Kato Keller. It features Torture Tuesday, The Second Date Update and Crank Calls with Thelma Holister, Cecil B. Holister and Mumbleman as primary characters. The Hawk and Tom Show has been broadcasting since April 13, 1997, and for two years before that as the Hawk and Marty Show.

Hawk and Tom hosted the Upstate Race for the Cure each year from 1997-2006 and helped to raise money for Susan G. Komen for the Cure.

In 2008 they began hosting the Children's Miracle Network's Radiothon to raise money for the Greenville Hospital System's Children's Hospital. For the 2008 Radiothon they set a new record raising $210,000 for the Greenville Hospital System's Children's Hospital. In 2009 they raised $260,000 for the Greenville Hospital System's Children's Hospital.

Former staff

  • Lee Alexander
  • Greg Anderson
  • Nikki B
  • Bender
  • B-Luv
  • BranDee
  • Russ Cassell
  • Skip Church
  • Steve Chris
  • "Smokin'" Joe Dawson
  • Dennis DeMichele
  • Joe Fletcher
  • Gabe
  • Heyden Hudson
  • Billy Kinross
  • Kobe
  • Crystal Knight
  • Tom Leach
  • Matt Lesley
  • Bill Love
  • J Love
  • Chris Lusk
  • Jeffrey "B" Mason
  • Rad DJ Matt
  • Marty McFly
  • Bob Morgan
  • Nikki Nite
  • Pancho
  • Dan Stevens
  • Eric Rogers
  • Ken Rogers
  • Chris Scott
  • Silas
  • Patti Snow
  • Some Guy Named Tias
  • Chris Taylor
  • Rob Wagman

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