was a small AM radio station
in Tryon, North Carolina
. WTYN first went on the air in 1954
, on 1550 kHz. For the first 30 years Ace Rickenbacker was a well known fixture. WTYN mostly played variety, news, etc. In 1981
WTYN moved to a more hit oriented Top 40
format. Ace Rickenbacker was still the morning man. Others came in for the various shifts, like Brother Bill Prather, Chris Smart, Jay Nolan, Mark Pellet, Dave Lyons, Chuck Finley, and Bob and James Henson. In 1984
after many years of planning, WTYN moved to 1160 with 10,000 watts
during the daytime, and 500 at night.