2 towers day: Directional
to the north, towards New Orleans / 6 towers night: Highly focused directional
towards west New Orleans and Metarie, secondary lobe almost due east.
WNOE was the city's
original top 40 leader in the late 50's. Call letters stood for its owner,
James A. Noe, who also owned KNOE in Monre, Louisiana. Prior to the top
40, it was a Mutual network affiliate adult station WNOE stayed with top
40 until the late 60's when it was losing ground to WTIX; it then went
to a pop-adult sound. Around 1973, it went back to top 40, using its FM
station to simulcast some of the time. Later went country since the market
lacked a full time country outlet. WNOE AM and FM until the AM's ratings
ceased to add anything to the totals. The AM was then sold off to a religious
broadcaster who changed the calls to WLNO.