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WNBS logo.jpg
City Murray, Kentucky
Branding The Source
Frequency 1340 kHz
First air date 1948
Format News Talk Information
Power 1,000 watts unlimited
Class C
Facility ID 29695
Transmitter coordinates 36°37′42.00″N 88°18′4.00″W / 36.6283333°N 88.3011111°W / 36.6283333; -88.3011111
Callsign meaning W Nathan B Stubblefield
Affiliations CBS Radio, Fox Sports Radio, Westwood One
Owner Forever Communications, Inc.
Webcast no
Website 1340wnbs.com

WNBS (1340 AM) is a radio station broadcasting a News Talk Information format. Licensed to Murray, Kentucky, USA. The station is currently owned by Forever Communications, Inc. and features programming from CBS Radio, Fox Sports Radio, and Westwood One.[1]


1340 WNBS is the home for Murray High School basketball (boys' and girls') and football, along with Murray State University Racers basketball (men's and women's) and football. They are also the local affiliate for St. Louis Cardinals baseball. With their Westwood One affiliation, they also air college football and basketball games periodically on the weekends, along with the Olympics and NCAA March Madness and bowl games.

WNBS also carries the program "Hey Coach", which is a coach's show featuring the coaches of the Murray State Racers (both basketball and football), takes place at local eatery The Big Apple Café and is hosted by Neal Bradley.

Station events[edit]

1340 WNBS (along with sister stations WFGS and WBZB) hold different events through the year.

  • Annual Home, Lawn & Farm Show – This event dates back over 20 years (the first being held in 1989). It has always been the expo for vendors to show off their wares. There are always vendors that cater to different parts of the show, whether they represent HOME, LAWN or FARM. Often there are also "sub category" areas, like; Children's Play Area, Women's World or the Men's Sit a Spell. This event always occurs within the first quarter of the year. The Annual Home, Lawn & Farm show calls the Regional Special Events Center (RSEC) home currently, thus scheduling is subject to Murray State University basketball games and/or other events that are brought in.


WNBS signed on in 1948. It is named for Nathan B. Stubblefield, a Murray resident who was a pioneer in early experiments with wireless voice transmissions. When Murray's commercial radio stations merged in 1997, WNBS was a music station while sister station WSJP focused on news and talk. The two later switched formats and swapped programming to take advantage of the better nighttime signal on WNBS. (WSJP is now WBZB, a sports talk station.)


  1. ^ "WNBS Facility Record". United States Federal Communications Commission, audio division. 

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