WNTX

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WNTX
City of license Fredericksburg, Virginia
Broadcast area Metro Fredericksburg
Branding "News Talk Sports Radio 1350 AM & 96.5 FM"
Frequency 1350 kHz
First air date 1960
Format News/Talk/Sports
Power 1,000 watts (day)
37 watts (night)
Class D
Facility ID 65640
Transmitter coordinates 38°18′46.0″N 77°26′20.0″W / 38.312778°N 77.438889°W / 38.312778; -77.438889
Former callsigns WFLS (1960-1996)
WYSK (1996-2011)
Affiliations ESPN Radio
Westwood One
Premiere Radio Networks
Owner The Free Lance-Star Publishing Company of Fredericksburg, VA
Sister stations WFLS-FM, WVBX, WWUZ
Website WNTX Online

WNTX is a News/Talk/Sports formatted broadcast radio station licensed to Fredericksburg, Virginia, serving metro Fredericksburg. WNTX is owned and operated by The Free Lance-Star Publishing Company of Fredericksburg, VA.[1]

History[edit]

It was known as WFLS and simulcast with WFLS-FM until 1996, when the calls were changed to WYSK and it started simulcasting WYSK-FM.

On July 5, 2011, WYSK began carrying Glenn Beck, Rush Limbaugh and Sean Hannity talk shows during the day.[2] On July 15, 2011, WYSK changed their call letters to WNTX.

Translator[edit]

In February 2010, WYSK began simulcasting on translator W243BS at 96.5 FM. On April 16, 2013, W243BS 96.5 dropped its simulcast of sister station WNTX for a simulcast of WFLS-HD2 carrying a Freeform format.[3] The "FredFM" format was dropped in early March 2014, when W243BS resumed simulcasting sister station WNTX.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "WNTX Facility Record". Federal Communications Commission, audio division. 
  2. ^ DeShazo, Steve (September 24, 2010). "Radio's 'Game' fills void for fans". The Free Lance-Star (Fredericksburg, VA). 
  3. ^ Jett, Cathy (April 16, 2013). "FredFM hits the airwaves". Fredericksburg.com (Fredericksburg, VA). 

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