|Broadcast area||Hampton Roads
Northeastern North Carolina
(also on HD Radio)
|First air date||1961|
|Callsign meaning||W NORfolk|
Rumble in the Morning
(Tidewater Communications, LLC)
|Sister stations||WAFX, WJOI|
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.
- "WNOR Facility Record". Federal Communications Commission, audio division.
- http://hdradio.com/station_guides/widget.php?id=40 HD Radio Guide for Norfolk, Virginia Beach and Newport News