|Broadcast area||Annapolis, MD|
|First air date||1994|
|Callsign meaning||W-Rock N Roll|
WRNR-FM is a commercial radio station located in Grasonville, Maryland, broadcasting mainly to the Annapolis / Anne Arundel County area on 103.1 FM. WRNR-FM airs an adult album alternative music format.
WRNR-FM has its studios in Annapolis on Admiral Cochrane Drive and they transmit from Grasonville, on the Eastern Shore of the Chesapeake Bay. They are a "Class-A" radio station, meaning that they transmit at 6,000 watts from a 300-foot tower. Normally that signal would go approximately 28 miles in a circle, but due to the location of WRNR's transmitter site, they cover a much larger area shooting across the open Chesapeake Bay. WRNR-FM mainly focuses on the Annapolis area, as well as the rest of Anne Arundel, Queen Anne's, and Talbot Counties, although the signal covers Baltimore, Annapolis, the Eastern Washington D.C. suburbs, and many other densely populated areas.
The official music format for WRNR-FM is "Adult Album Alternative", but the station adds a lot to that format musically with deep tracks of classic rock, new alternative rock, vintage alternative rock, reggae, roots rock, and more. They are credited as one of the radio stations that helped launch the bands "Wilco" and many others. WRNR-FM is owned by Empire Broadcasting and is one of the few independent radio stations in the Baltimore-Washington area.
WRNR-FM afternoons are hosted by Carrie and feature the "Main Street Cafe'". Afternoon Drive is hosted by longtime radio personality (WHFS and New York's "K-Rock" and WDRE) Bob Waugh. Mornings are hosted by WHFS veteran Rob Timm. Weekends include specialty shows like "Little Steven's Underground Garage," Craig Bailey's "Floydian Slip" Pink Floyd program, and local music show "Voices of the Chesapeake Bay" with Michael Buckley. Longtime 98 Rock personality Mike Ondayko can be heard weekends as well.
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- Radio-Locator information on WRNR
- Query Nielsen Audio's FM station database for WRNR
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