Thank you for supporting Public Radio East
Public Radio East is a nonprofit, non-commercial broadcasting organization, licensed to the Board of Trustees of Craven Community College in New Bern, North Carolina. Originally established in 1984 as WTEB-89.3FM, Public Radio East now broadcasts 24 hours a day on five frequencies, divided into two complete program networks. Broadcast studios are located in Barker Hall on the campus of Craven Community College.
Public Radio East is a regional broadcast network that enriches people’s lives in Eastern North Carolina. It is one of only six 100,000-watt public radio stations in the United States licensed to a community college. The station serves as the primary public radio outlet for 17 counties of Eastern Central North Carolina. From north to south, PRE serves the cities and surrounding communities of Washington, Greenville, New Bern, and Jacksonville, and from east to west Beaufort, Morehead City, Kinston and Goldsboro.
The station is recognized as a full-service professional public radio station by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting and is a member of both National Public Radio and Public Radio International. In 1985, WTEB had approximately nine thousand weekly listeners. Today, over fifty thousand people listen to Public Radio East each week.
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