Later , in Early 80s, it was a station called "Hot 104" Back in the late 80s. In 1990, the station switched to a sattlite delivered religious format until 1991 when they were simulcasting with 95.9 as switched to CHR as The Hot FM .They separted in 1993 with 103.7 WHTE playing the Hip hop music , until 1994 They switched Again to "Z 103.7" FM until April 24,1995 they hook up with 96.3 Together and they are playing the Top 40 music.
In September 1991 WRHT joined WHTE in Williamston and began a CHR simulcast as 'The Hot FM's'.
In the early 2000s WRHT/WCBZ were known as "Hot 96 and 103-7".
In January 2004, WCBZ changed callsign to WRHD. That same year while under ownership of Archway Broadcasting, the station's studios moved to New Bern.
In September 2005, both stations became "The HOT FM" again as part of there 15th Anniversary.
Inner Banks Media bought WRHT as part of a cluster of stations from Archway Broadcast Group for $4.5 million in March 2007.
On April 25 2007, The HOT FM moved to the weaker frequencies of WWHA-FM 94.1 Oriental and WWNK-FM 94.3 Farmville. Both were the home of country "94 HANK-FM". The Country format moved to the stronger 96.3/103.7 frequencies and became now known as "Thunder Country".