A Familiar Voice is Returning to Local Radio Airwaves

By on September 4, 2022

(East Carolina Radio)

Michael E. Smith (aka “Moose”)

HE’S BACK! A very familiar radio voice and face along the Outer Banks is making a return to local radio airwaves. Michael E. Smith (Best known to radio listeners as “Moose”) is making his way back to the microphone on 96.7 The Coast. Moose takes over the Coast Wake up Show from 6 a.m. to 10 a.m. beginning Tuesday Sept. 6.

Smith (aka “Moose”), a native North Carolinian, made his first trip to the Outer Banks with his family at the age of five. Moose’s career in radio broadcasting took him from his hometown of Henderson, N.C. to Raleigh, Winston-Salem and Virginia Beach before coming to the Outer Banks for good in 2002 as manager of a group of radio stations, as well as the morning co-host on Beach 104.

His community involvement includes First Flight Rotary, Past President of The First Flight Society, a founding member of the Outer Banks Bicycle and Pedestrian Safety Coalition and includes the non-profit group Outer Banks Forever.

Smith says “I am stoked to be back on the radio on the Outer Banks and eastern NC. I just hope people remember me.”

96.7 The Coast WKJX is part of a group of nine local radio stations owned and operated by East Carolina Radio Group.





  • Terrell


    Monday, Sep 5 @ 7:18 am
  • Mary Lou Davis

    Congratulations Moose !!!! Look forward to hearing your voice again, along with your subtle wit!!!
    No one has forgotten you lol .. you are such a professional welcome home.

    Monday, Sep 5 @ 1:24 pm