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WNOR FM99WNOR logo.jpg
City Norfolk, Virginia
Broadcast area Hampton Roads
Northeastern North Carolina
Branding "FM99 WNOR"
Slogan "FM99 Rocks!"
Frequency 98.7 MHz
(also on HD Radio)
First air date 1961
Format Active Rock
ERP 46,000 Watts
HAAT 158 Meters
Class B
Facility ID 67080
Transmitter coordinates 36°50′4.0″N 76°16′11.0″W / 36.834444°N 76.269722°W / 36.834444; -76.269722
Callsign meaning W NORfolk
Affiliations Sixx Sense
Rumble in the Morning
Owner Saga Communications
(Tidewater Communications, LLC)
Sister stations WAFX, WJOI
Webcast WNOR Webstream
Website WNOR Online

WNOR is an Active Rock formatted broadcast radio station licensed to Norfolk, Virginia, serving Hampton Roads and Northeastern North Carolina. WNOR is owned and operated by Saga Communications.[1]

WNOR broadcasts in the HD Radio (hybrid) format.[2]


During the 60s WNOR-FM was an easy listening station, and at one point employed an all-female air staff, a revolutionary move at the time. In 1969 the station began airing a progressive rock format from 9pm-6am. They abandoned the "split-format" approach in 1974 and began playing rock full-time. The station’s Arbitron ratings quickly took off, culminating in the station’s rise to #1 – the first time an FM station in the Norfolk market had achieved #1 status.


The station's morning programming is dominated by the Rumble in the Morning show, which broadcasts from 5:30AM to 10:00AM. Afterwards, the programming is composed of a 20-song marathon at 10 AM, then Shelley's Lunch Box. WNOR also carries the nationally syndicated Sixx Sense. Currently, on air talent includes Shelley during the rest of the morning and early afternoon, Eric from 2 PM until Sixx Sense starts at 7, Rod Fitzwell (also Sports Director for Rumble In The Morning) on Saturday mornings, Adam (also the board operator for Rumble) on Saturday nights, and several part-time staffers on Sundays. Sean Hood handles traffic reports for both Rumble in the Morning and Eric from 3:45 to 5:45 with Dave Taylor as back up traffic reporter.


  1. ^ "WNOR Facility Record". Federal Communications Commission, audio division. 
  2. ^ http://hdradio.com/station_guides/widget.php?id=40 HD Radio Guide for Norfolk, Virginia Beach and Newport News

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