WNRS-FM

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WNRS-FM
WNRS-FM 2009.PNG
City Sweet Briar, Virginia
Broadcast area Amherst, Virginia
Amherst County, Virginia
Branding "89-9 WNRS-FM"
Frequency 89.9 MHz
First air date February 13, 1980
Format Public Radio
Modern Rock
Power 30 Watts
HAAT 592 Meters
Class A
Facility ID 74157
Transmitter coordinates 37°33′50.0″N 79°11′34.0″W / 37.563889°N 79.192778°W / 37.563889; -79.192778
Callsign meaning play on WNRN's calls
Former callsigns WUDZ (1980-2000)
WNRS-FM (2000-present)
Affiliations WNRN simulcaster with limited local programming
Owner Sweet Briar College
Webcast WNRS-FM Webstream
Website WNRS-FM Online

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.[1]

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.

Power increase[edit]

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.

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