WVNN-FM

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WVNN-FM
Wvnn logo.jpg
CityTrinity, Alabama
Broadcast areaHuntsville metropolitan area - North Alabama
BrandingNewsTalk 770 AM/92.5 FM WVNN
Slogan"Depend on it."
Frequency92.5 MHz
First air dateOctober 4, 1992
FormatNews/Talk
ERP3,100 watts
HAAT129 meters (424 feet)
ClassA
Facility ID25385
Transmitter coordinates34°42′36″N 87°04′54″W / 34.71000°N 87.08167°W / 34.71000; -87.08167
Callsign meaningW Valley's News Network
Former callsignsWAZK (1992-1995)
WMHX (3/1995-4/1995)
WWXQ (1995-2006)[1]
AffiliationsWestwood One Network
Premiere Networks
Westwood One News
OwnerCumulus Media
(Cumulus Licensing LLC)
Sister stationsWHRP, WUMP, WVNN (AM), WWFF-FM, WZYP
WebcastListen Live
WebsiteWVNN.com

WVNN-FM (92.5 MHz) is a commercial radio station licensed to Trinity, Alabama. Owned by Cumulus Media, it airs a news/talk radio format. WVNN-FM simulcasts WVNN 770 AM, which is licensed to Athens, Alabama. The stations are branded as "NewsTalk 770 AM/92.5 FM WVNN". The studios and offices are in Athens.

Broadcast Signal[edit]

WVNN-AM-FM primarily serve North Alabama, including the Huntsville metropolitan area. They can also be heard in the Florence/Muscle Shoals radio market. WVNN-FM's transmitter is off Nuclear Plant Road in Athens.

Programming[edit]

News and Talk[edit]

WVNN-AM-FM feature three Alabama-based shows on weekday mornings and afternoons, hosted by Jeff Poor, Dale Jackson, and Will Anderson. Nationally syndicated conservative talk shows are heard the rest of the day with Rush Limbaugh in middays, and at night Mark Levin, Ben Shapiro, Chris Plante and Red Eye Radio. Most hours begin with Westwood One News.

Sports[edit]

WVNN-AM-FM formerly carried University of Alabama football and Tennessee Titans football during the Fall, and Alabama Vipers games in the Spring, as part of a simulcast with its sister station, WUMP ("SportsRadio 730/103.9, The UMP"). Aside from occasional high school football games and spillover games from WUMP, WVNN-AM-FM currently offer no sports programming.

History[edit]

The 92.5 spot on the FM dial in North Alabama was first the home of WHOS-FM, which signed on in 1951.[2] It was originally licensed to Decatur and was owned by the North Alabama Broadcasting Company, along with AM 800 WHOS. WHOS-FM later moved to 102.1 and today is WDRM, playing country music and usually ranked #1 in the market.

On October 4, 1992, the 92.5 frequency returned to the air with a new station, WAZK.[3] It was owned by Radio 92, Inc. and aired a classic rock format. The new city of license is Trinity.

In 1994, the station was acquired by Griffith Broadcasting for $709,000.[4] In March 1995 the station went to a "Mix" adult contemporary format as WMHX. Two months later, in May 1995, the station became WWXQ, as a Top 40 outlet.

In 2000, Capstar Broadcasting acquired WWXQ.[5] Capstar later merged into Clear Channel Communications. Clear Channel simulcast an oldies format on both 94.1 WXQW (now WHRP) and WWXQ. Later, Clear Channel moved that station to 100.3 FM, with the call sign WQRV. Clear Channel is now called iHeartMedia, Inc.

The station changed hands again in April 2006, as part of a two-station deal that also included WXQW.[6] Cumulus Media, the current owner, paid $3.3 million for the two stations. 92.5 became the WVNN-FM on April 6, 2006.[1] WVNN-FM began simulcasting the talk programming on 770 WVNN.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "FM Call Sign History". FCC Media Bureau CDBS Public Access Database.
  2. ^ Broadcasting Yearbook 1953 page 68
  3. ^ Broadcasting & Cable Yearbook 1993 page B-12
  4. ^ Broadcasting & Cable Yearbook 1996 page B-13
  5. ^ Broadcasting & Cable Yearbook 2005 page D-43
  6. ^ Broadcasting & Cable Yearbook 2010 page D-52

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