WNFL

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
WNFL
WNFL 1440 logo.png
City of license Green Bay, Wisconsin
Broadcast area Northeast Wisconsin
Branding 1440 WNFL
Slogan Sports Radio
Frequency 1440 kHz
Translator(s) 92.1 W221DA (Howard)
First air date 1947 (as WJPG at 810)
Format Sports
Power 5,000 watts (day)
500 watts (night)
Class B
Facility ID 9966
Transmitter coordinates 44°28′40″N 88°00′00″W / 44.47778°N 88.00000°W / 44.47778; -88.00000
Callsign meaning W National Football League
Former callsigns WJPG (1947-1960s)
Former frequencies 810 kHz (1947-1950s)
Affiliations Fox Sports Radio
Milwaukee Bucks
Green Bay Phoenix men's basketball
Owner Midwest Communications
Sister stations WDKF, WGEE, WIXX, WNCY-FM, WTAQ, WYDR
Webcast Listen Live
Website wnflsports.com

WNFL (1440 AM) is an American all-sports radio station located in Green Bay, Wisconsin. The station is locally owned and operated by Midwest Communications, which owns six other stations in Northeast Wisconsin. WNFL is an affiliate of Fox Sports Radio, carrying much of their line-up as well as The Steve Czaban Show from Yahoo! Sports Radio and the station's local "Maino & Nick" show. WNFL airs one minute news updates from CBS at approximately 45 minutes past the hour.

In addition to the station's sports-talk offerings, WNFL airs Milwaukee Bucks basketball play-by-play and local high school football and basketball games. Milwaukee Brewers baseball games during the work week are also on WNFL, with night and weekend games on sister station WTAQ.

WNFL's studios and transmitter are located on Bellevue Street in the Green Bay suburb of Bellevue. Weather updates are provided by the "FOX 11 Severe Weather Lab" at WLUK-TV.

History[edit]

The Green Bay Press-Gazette built the station - a daytimer - in 1947 under the call-letters WJPG. Its original frequency was 810 kHz. This was changed to 1440 kHz not long after and nighttime service was added. Daytime power was increased to 5,000 watts, as well. The call letters changed to WNFL during the Green Bay Packers' championship runs in the late 1960s. WNFL changed ownership several times until 1996, when Midwest Communications acquired the station, along with sister stations WNCY and WYDR (then WROE).

WNFL personalities[edit]

  • Mark Daniels: "WNFL Sports Report" anchor and high school sports play-by-play
  • Doug Higgins: Weekend weather (from WLUK-TV)
  • Pete Petoniak: Morning/early-afternoon weather (from WLUK-TV)
  • Patrick Powell: Late-afternoon/evening/overnight weather (from WLUK-TV)
  • Jason Hillery: Program Director

External links[edit]