WVNN-FM

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WVNN-FM
Wvnn logo.jpg
City of license Trinity, Alabama
Broadcast area Huntsville, Alabama
Branding NewsTalk 770 AM/92.5 FM WVNN
Slogan "Depend on it."
Frequency 92.5 MHz
First air date 1959
Format News/Talk
ERP 3,100 watts
HAAT 129 meters (424 feet)
Class A
Facility ID 25385
Transmitter coordinates 34°42′36″N 87°04′54″W / 34.71000°N 87.08167°W / 34.71000; -87.08167
Callsign meaning We're the Valley's News Network
Former callsigns WAZK (1992-1995)
WMHX (3/1995-4/1995)
WWXQ (1995-2006)[1]
Owner Cumulus Media
(Cumulus Licensing LLC)
Sister stations WHRP, WUMP, WVNN (AM), WWFF-FM, WZYP
Webcast Listen Live
Website wvnn.com

WVNN-FM (92.5 FM) is a News/Talk formatted radio station in Trinity, Alabama. Owned by Cumulus Media, it simulcasts on WVNN (770 AM) licensed to Athens, Alabama. This combo primarily serves the Huntsville, Alabama, market, though it can also be heard in the Florence/Muscle Shoals market. Collectively, the stations are branded as "NewsTalk 770 AM/92.5 FM WVNN".

Broadcast coverage[edit]

The WVNN-FM signal, which began simulcasting AM sister station WVNN in April 2006, covers most of north-central Alabama and parts of southern Middle Tennessee, reaching as far east as Huntsville, as far west as Florence/Muscle Shoals, as far north as Pulaski, Tennessee, and as far south as Cullman County, Alabama. Per the nature of FM radio, the station may operate at full power 24 hours a day, expanding WVNN's reach at night by 20 miles in each direction.

Programming[edit]

Notable weekday programming includes a local show hosted by Dale Jackson plus syndicated shows hosted by Bill Bennett, Neal Boortz, Rush Limbaugh, Sean Hannity, Mark Levin,[2] Todd Schnitt, Mike Gallagher, and Michael Medved.

Sports[edit]

WVNN carries University of Alabama football and Tennessee Titans football during the fall, normally on weekend afternoons.[3] On Friday evenings during the fall, WVNN carries high school football games from nearby Athens High School and Madison Academy. It is not uncommon to hear WVNN simulcast with sister station WUMP ("SportsRadio 730, The UMP") during live sports programming.

History[edit]

92.5 was WHOS-FM in the 1950s in Decatur. They moved to 102.1 in 1959 (and was WMSL-FM for a short period). In 1992 the 92.5 frequency returned with a classic rock format as WAZK. In 1995 the station went to a "Mix" format as WMHX. In 1995 the station became WWXQ and soon became part of Clear Channel. It was acquired by Cumulus Media from Clear Channel Communications in April 2006, as part of a two-station deal that also included 94.1 WXQW (which is now WHRP). When owned by Clear Channel, the 92.5 and 94.1 signals were simulcasting an oldies music format; Clear Channel moved that station to 100.3 FM, with the callsign WQRV. The station was assigned the WVNN-FM call letters by the Federal Communications Commission on April 6, 2006.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "FM Call Sign History". FCC Media Bureau CDBS Public Access Database. 
  2. ^ "Levin Hits 75". Radio & Records. 2006-11-28. Retrieved 2007-12-30. 
  3. ^ "Football Radio Network". RollTide.com - University of Alabama Athletics. 

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