|Branding||NewsRadio 1490 WMRN|
|Slogan||Where Marion comes to talk|
|First air date||1940|
|Format||News Talk Information|
|Power||1,000 watts day
1,000 watts night
|Callsign meaning||Marion, OH|
|Affiliations||Cincinnati Bengals Radio Network
Cleveland Indians Radio Network
Fox News Radio
Fox Sports Radio
Ohio State IMG Sports Network
(Citicasters Licenses, Inc.)
WMRN (1490 AM) is a radio station broadcasting a News Talk Information format. Licensed to Marion, Ohio, United States, ("MRN" stands for Marion Radio News) the station serves the Mid-Ohio area. The station is currently owned by iHeartMedia, Inc. and licensed as Citicasters Licenses, L.P. and features programming from Fox News Radio, Fox Sports Radio and Premiere Radio Networks.
The station was launched December 23, 1940. As the first station to broadcast from Marion, WMRN has traditionally been viewed as Marion County's "home" radio station.
In May 1953, WMRN's owners launched an FM sister station WMRN-FM which played "Beautiful Music" format until its format was converted to Country & Western in the mid to late 1970s. Clear Channel Communications separated the AM operations from the FM station, and then sold WMRN-AM to its current owner. The station's "Tradio" program (a item "swap" show where residents offer up goods for sale or trade) remains popular with local residents.
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- Radio-Locator Information on WMRN
- Query Nielsen Audio's AM station database for WMRN
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