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City of license Anderson, South Carolina
Broadcast area Upstate South Carolina
Branding Fox Sports Radio 1280
Frequency 1280 kHz
First air date June 1, 1949
Format Sports
Power 5,000 watts (day)
1,000 watts (night)
Class B
Facility ID 21829
Callsign meaning "AN"der"S"on (city of license)
Affiliations Fox Sports Radio
Owner Thomas Ervin
(Ervin Broadcasting, LLC)
Sister stations WRIX, WRIX-FM

WANS (1280 AM) is a sports radio station located in Anderson, South Carolina. The station is licensed by the FCC to broadcast with 5 kW. during the daytime and 1 kW. directional at night.

Station history[edit]

WANS 1280 AM has been in existence since June 1, 1949. For many years, it was a top 40 station, but now has a News/Talk format. It is the sister station to WRIX & WRIX-FM. In September 2008, the format was shifted from ESPN Sports/Talk to News/Talk, the former format and lineup of sister station WRIX-FM 103.1, which shifted to Adult Contemporary on the same day. WANS still broadcasts the ESPN Radio Network late at night and on weekends.

For many years, WANS-FM 107.3 was a 100,000 Watt Top 40 station. In the early 1990s, the FM station was sold and the call letters were changed.

WANS carried all Anderson Joes Baseball games live until the league went under. They also broadcast many different sports from Anderson University and football games from Coastal Carolina University. They also air all of the Westside High School Ram football games.

WANS will celebrate 65 years On-Air June 1, 2014 with a radio Special Hosted by Upstate radio veteran "Jazzy" Jeff Bright. Host of The Greatest Hits on sister station WRIX-FM 103.1

On January 25, 2013 WANS changed their format from news/talk to sports, with programming from Fox Sports Radio.[citation needed] Tom Ervin purchased WANS in 2013.[1]



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Coordinates: 34°32′17″N 82°41′28″W / 34.53806°N 82.69111°W / 34.53806; -82.69111