WNXT (AM)

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For the FM radio station in Portsmouth, Ohio, United States, see WNXT-FM.
WNXT
City Portsmouth, Ohio
Branding Fox Sports Radio 1260
Frequency 1260 kHz
First air date 1951
Format Sports
Power 5,000 watts day
1,000 watts night
Class B
Facility ID 62328
Transmitter coordinates 38°48′38.00″N 82°59′21.00″W / 38.8105556°N 82.9891667°W / 38.8105556; -82.9891667
Affiliations ABC Radio
Fox Sports Radio
Ohio State IMG Sports Network
Owner Hometown Broadcasting of Portsmouth, Inc.
Sister stations WNXT-FM, WZZZ
Website wnxtradio.com

WNXT (1260 AM) is a radio station broadcasting a sports format. Licensed to Portsmouth, Ohio, United States, the station is currently owned by Hometown Broadcasting of Portsmouth, Inc. and features programming from ABC Radio and Fox Sports Radio.[1][2]

History[edit]

WNXT went on the air in 1951. The history began when the original owner of WSAZ radio left to start a radio station in Portsmouth after WSAZ, as a radio station, became defunct.

Today's Format[edit]

Today much of WNXT is dominated by Fox Sports Radio and local sports. The station dumped much of its country music in 2004 for ESPN Radio. The station has a major variety of both local and professional sports. Roger Gray and Jim Smith are some of the local sports personalities. During the fall and winter, Jim Smith does the local sports show, the Saturday Morning Sports-line, talking to local coaches via telephone line. WNXT is also an affiliate for Cincinnati Reds baseball and Ohio State University football and basketball.

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