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Are there any radio stations in the area that play “oldies” songs from the 60s and 70s?

Cecil Hester


MyReporter was unable to find any Wilmington stations that play exclusively music from that period, but they do play 60’s and 70’s oldies at WTVX 1540 AM in Whiteville.

If anyone has a station to recommend for fans of oldies and classic rock, let us know in the Comments section below.


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5 Responses to “ Are there any radio stations in the area that play “oldies” songs from the 60s and 70s?”

  1. On December 20, 2013 at 9:40 am MathewMark LUKENJOHN wrote:

    ACTUALLY, 99.9 plays a lot of R&B and soul songs from the 60’s and 70’s. The “classic” ock stations play rock classic hits from the 60’s and 70’s (and have been playing the same 100 classic and southern rock songs since 1990). But these stations also mix in the 80’s and 90’s. (I was shocked to hear a Nirvanna song on a clasic rock station. I’m not that old, dabnabit!)
    I’d be more interested in a 50’s-60’s only station as well. I suggest slacker radio online or the app for iPhone or Android. When you are looking for non-modern, old, obscure, or unique music, their algorythms for picking songs are better than Spotify or Pandora. But for a real radio station, the Tune-In radio app can connect you to classic music stations all over the country and world by genre…..

  2. On December 20, 2013 at 10:36 am Mike Farrow wrote:

    WKXS 94.5 “The Hawk” plays classic rock from the 60’s, 70’s & 80’s.

  3. On December 20, 2013 at 1:17 pm chris angel wrote:

    WODR FM COOL 105.3 in Whiteville also plays Classic Oldies from the 60’s through the 80″s mixed in with the latest Carolina Beach Music. We stream live at coolbeach1053.com and available on most smartphones and tablets via tunein.com.

  4. On December 20, 2013 at 5:29 pm Darrell Jackson wrote:

    I work at a radio station in Whiteville that plays Oldies and Carolina Beach Music, some from the 60’s, 70’s and 80’s, we are also are a affiliate of the UNC Tarheel Sports Network carrying Football and Basketball, so please include us in your sports section when you list where to hear the games on radio, and also carry High School Football from Bladen County, we are WODR-FM 105.3, better known as “Cool 105.3″, we recently won the Carolina Beach Music Awards “FM Station Of the Year” for the second year in a row, our signal can be heard in Wilmington sometimes, but mostly in Brunswick, Columbus, Bladen and Robeson County in North Carolina, and Horry, Marion and Dillon County in South Carolina, you can hear us online at coolbeach1053.com, also the call letters to 1540 AM in Whiteville is WTXY, they play mainly 60’s, 70’s and 80’s, hope this answers that readers question.

  5. On January 3, 2014 at 10:07 am Robert Lewis wrote:

    My Dad lives in Bladen County and had this same complaint. He was a longtime listener of Oldies 96.5 from Fayetteville, but they have changed formats a couple of times. 96.5 The Drive was pretty good, but now 96.5 is a “Bob” station that plays everything.

    If he listens to terrestrial radio it is usually 94.9 from Myrtle Beach and 105.3 from Whiteville. Both of these stations play classic 60’s and 70’s hits also mixed with new beach music which he sometimes doesn’t care for. It has been difficult for him to find an oldies channel that plays the stuff he grew up listening to. My advice is to download the “I Heart Radio App” and tune in to the “True Oldies Channel” with Scott Shannon. He enjoys that. It is syndicated programming and was played in the Fayetteville/Pinehurst area for a short time but the station changed format to contemporary christian. Also he has a Sirius subscription and listen to the 60’s channel which is channel 6. They play Cousin Brucie which he likes. This is the most detailed response that I know. I enjoy this music as well sometimes and I know it is hard to find.

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