WNTA

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For the Newark, New Jersey television station that held the call sign WNTA-TV at channel 13 from 1958 to 1962, see WNET.
WNTA
WNTA SportsfanRadio1330 logo.png
City Rockford, Illinois
Broadcast area Rockford, Illinois
Branding Sportsfan Radio 1330
Frequency 1330 kHz
Format Sports talk radio
Power 1,000 watts day
91 watts night
Class D
Facility ID 671
Transmitter coordinates 42°13′32″N 89°2′49″W / 42.22556°N 89.04694°W / 42.22556; -89.04694
Former callsigns WXTA (1982-1987)
WYBR (1987-1988)
WRRR (1988-1995)
Owner Mid-West Family Broadcasting
(Mid-Way Radio, Inc.)
Sister stations WGFB, WRTB, WXRX, WLMV
Website http://www.wxrx.com/sportsfan1330.aspx

WNTA (1330 AM) is a radio station licensed to Rockford, Illinois, United States. The station serves the Rockford area. The station's programing is focused on Spanish news/talk and music and branded "La Movida." The station is owned by Mid-West Family Broadcasting.[1][2]

History[edit]

WNTA's logo when it was news/talk.
Logo as "La Movida"

The station was assigned the call letters WXTA on September 23, 1982. On March 1, 1987, the station changed its call sign to WYBR and on September 1, 1988 to WRRR. On September 18, 1995, the station became the current WNTA.[3]

On November 11, 2011, WNTA rebranded as "100.5 NTA FM".

On July 26, 2012, WNTA changed their format from news/talk to comedy, branded as "Funny 1330".[4]

In April 2013, WNTA was sold to Mid-West Family Broadcasting along with its sister stations by Maverick Media. WNTA was promptly flipped to Spanish news & talk/full-service programming as "La Movida" on June 10 at 10 a.m. Much of the programming and personalities are originated from sister station WLMV in Madison, Wisconsin.[5]

On July 21, 2016, Midwest Family Broadcasting announced that WNTA will flip to sports talk as "Sports Fan 1330" on August 1. The station will utilize Fox Sports Radio, as well as the syndicated Bill Michaels Show from WSSP in Milwaukee. The station will also air local high school sports as well as Wisconsin Badgers and Chicago Bears football.[6]

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