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City WNML: Knoxville, Tennessee
WNML-FM: Friendsville, Tennessee
Broadcast area East Tennessee
Branding Sports Radio WNML
Frequency WNML: 990 kHz
WNML-FM: 99.1 MHz
First air date WNML:: 1921 (as WNOX)
WNML-FM: 1989
Format Sports
Power WNML: 10,000 watts
ERP WNML-FM: 6,000 watts
HAAT WNML-FM: 100 meters
Class WNML: B
Facility ID WNML: 16894
WNML-FM: 7998
Transmitter coordinates WNML:
36°02′33.00″N 83°53′59.00″W / 36.0425000°N 83.8997222°W / 36.0425000; -83.8997222
35°47′10.00″N 84°17′24.00″W / 35.7861111°N 84.2900000°W / 35.7861111; -84.2900000
Callsign meaning ANiMaL
Former callsigns WNML:
WNOX (before 4/5/1988, and 8/25/1997 to 5/9/2005)
WNOX-FM (8/25/1997 to 5/9/2005)
WNOX (10/15/1991 to 8/25/1997)
WLOD-FM (9/26/1988 to 10/15/1991) [2]
Affiliations CBS Sports Radio
Tennessee Smokies Radio Network
Tennessee Volunteers' "Vol Network"
Owner Cumulus Media
(Radio License Holding CBC, LLC)
Sister stations WIVK, WOKI
Webcast Listen Live
Website sportsradiownml.com

WNML and WNML-FM (branded as Sports Radio WNML) are sports radio stations serving the Knoxville, Tennessee area. They broadcast on 990 AM-(WNML) and 99.1 FM-(WNML-FM). The stations are under ownership of Cumulus Media. The WNML is currently affiliated with CBS Sports Radio, switching from affiliations with Yahoo! Sports Radio on January 2, 2013, and serve as flagships for both the Tennessee Smokies Southern League Baseball radio network, as well as the Tennessee Volunteers' statewide radio network ("The Vol Network").

History of the 99.1 frequency[edit]

The 99.1 frequency signed on as WLOD-FM in 1989, changing to the letters WNOX-FM in 1991. Formats included smooth jazz ("Double 99", simulcast with WNDD) and urban adult contemporary (X-99). Later, WNOX-FM joined the 990 frequency of news/talk WNOX.[3][4]


  1. ^ "Call Sign History (WNML)". Retrieved 2010-06-29. 
  2. ^ "Call Sign History (WNML-FM)". Retrieved 2010-06-29. 
  3. ^ "Radio Was/Knoxville". Retrieved 2010-06-29. 
  4. ^ http://web.knoxnews.com/entertainment/tvradio/radiostations.shtml, Retrieved on 2009-03-05.

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