|City of license||Norfolk, Virginia|
|Broadcast area||Hampton Roads|
|Branding||"AM 790 WNIS"|
|First air date||1923|
|Power||5,000 watts day and night|
|Callsign meaning||W News Information Station|
|Affiliations||Fox News Radio|
|Owner||Sinclair Telecable, Inc.
(Commonwealth Radio, LLC)
|Sister stations||WTAR, WROX-FM, WUSH, WNOB|
WNIS began on AM 1350, then moved to 850 in the early '90s (the old WRAP, classic R&B station frequency), before trading frequencies with sister station WTAR 790, in July 1997.
The first talk radio host to launch the new format was Gordon Hammett, a New York veteran with more than 40 years in the industry with stints that included WNBC, WMCA, and WNEW. He started the Tidewater Talkers for his loyal listeners while introducing a wide variety of guests that ranged from Sen. John Warner to Al Goldstein.
WNIS features syndicated programming from Rush Limbaugh, Sean Hannity, Michael Savage, Neal Boortz, as well as Coast to Coast with George Noory, news reports from Fox News Radio, and business reports from The Wall Street Journal.
Local programming includes "Macrini's Morning News Team", "Ask The Expert", and "The Dave Parker Show."
- AM 790 WNIS Online
- Query the FCC's AM station database for WNIS
- Radio-Locator Information on WNIS
- Query Nielsen Audio's AM station database for WNIS
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