|City||Sweet Briar, Virginia|
|Broadcast area||Amherst, Virginia
Amherst County, Virginia
|First air date||February 13, 1980|
|Callsign meaning||play on WNRN's calls|
|Former callsigns||WUDZ (1980-2000)
|Affiliations||WNRN simulcaster with limited local programming|
|Owner||Sweet Briar College|
WNRS-FM is a Public Radio and Modern Rock formatted broadcast radio station licensed to Sweet Briar, Virginia, serving Amherst and Amherst County, Virginia. WNRS is owned and operated by Sweet Briar College.
WNRS simulcasts WNRN-FM full-time except during Sweet Briar College sessions. When the college is in session local shows are aired Sunday through Thursday from 7:00 pm to midnight.
VARTV.com reports that WNRS-FM has requested the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) allow it to become a "Class B" station, move to 89.5 on the FM dial, and increase its power to 20,000 watts. "The new request for the antenna location would be 25 miles to the east of Lynchburg. Currently, it is 12 miles north of the city."
According to the Commission, WNRS-FM has received a construction permit to 89.5 as a class B station with antenna located near Appomattox. No word on when the station will make the move, although the new signal will put a city-grade signal from Forest to Farmville and cover much of Southside Virginia.
- 89-9 WNRS-FM Online
- Query the FCC's FM station database for WNRS
- Radio-Locator information on WNRS
- Query Nielsen Audio's FM station database for WNRS
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