|City of license||Herkimer, New York|
|Broadcast area||Utica, New York|
|Branding||1420 True Oldies|
|First air date||1960-ish (as WALY)|
|Power||1,000 watts day
64 watts night
|Callsign meaning||WiNneRS (previous format)|
|Former callsigns||WALY (1960-ish-1987)
|Owner||Arjuna Broadcasting Corp.|
WNRS (1420 AM) is a radio station broadcasting an oldies/classic hits format. Licensed to Herkimer, New York, USA, the station serves the Utica area. The station is currently owned by Arjuna Broadcasting Corp. and features programing from Cumulus Media Networks.
The station went on the air as WALY in approximately 1960. on 1987-03-02, the station changed its call sign to WYUT, on 1994-07-20 to the current WNRS, On June 26, 2009, Arjuna Broadcasting Corp. moved the Imus in the Morning show to WNRS from sister station WXUR, which had just flipped to an active rock format.
On March 5, 2010, WNRS lost its ESPN Radio affiliation to Galaxy Communications. Adopting the brand "The Fox," WNRS retained Imus, brought in Premiere Sports syndicated programs The Dan Patrick Show and The Jim Rome Show for middays, and simulcast WBBR (Bloomberg) in afternoon drive until sunset. (WNRS is believed to be the only AM station to use the "The Fox" branding.)
On March 4, 2013, WNRS dropped its Premiere and Bloomberg affiliations and affiliated with The True Oldies Channel. Imus in the Morning was once again retained.
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- Radio-Locator Information on WNRS
- Query Nielsen Audio's AM station database for WNRS
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