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1922 - Charlotte Airwaves

April 10, 1922 - With 100 watts of power, WBT signs on the air. It is one of the nation's first radio stations. By the 1930s, WBT will be broadcasting the popular adventure series, The Lone Ranger. Country music artists who hope to find success play and sing as devoted listeners tune in. By 1992, WBT will broadcast its signal with 98,000 watts of power, nearly 100 times more than when it began.