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CityGulf Breeze, Florida
Broadcast areaPensacola area
BrandingChoice 106.9
Frequency980 kHz
Translator(s)106.9 W295AP (Bay Minette, AL)
First air date1956 (as WBOP)[1]
FormatUrban Adult Contemporary
Power4,000 watts day
1,000 watts night
Facility ID41010
Transmitter coordinates30°29′0.00″N 87°5′0.00″W / 30.4833333°N 87.0833333°W / 30.4833333; -87.0833333
Callsign meaningW Rhythm Nine Eighty
Former callsignsWBOP (1956[1]-1985)
WCHZ (1985-1986)[2]
WFXP (1986-1990)[2]
OwnerMedia One Communications, Inc.

WRNE (980 AM) is a radio station broadcasting an urban adult contemporary format. Licensed in Gulf Breeze, Florida, the station serves the Pensacola area. It is owned by Media One Communications, Inc.[3] Its studios are in Ensley, Florida (with a Pensacola address), and its transmitter is near Avalon Beach, Florida.

The station was first licensed, as WBOP, on November 27, 1956.[1] The station's call sign was changed to WCHZ on July 18, 1985.[2] On July 3, 1986, the station changed its call sign to WFXP and, on December 28, 1990, to WRNE.[2]


  1. ^ a b c History Cards for WRNE, fcc.gov. Retrieved May 31, 2018.
  2. ^ a b c d Call Sign History, fcc.gov. Retrieved May 31, 2018.
  3. ^ "WRNE Facility Record". United States Federal Communications Commission, audio division.

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