Original Report 5/7: Southern Wabash Communications Of Middle Tennessee has revealed that it will soon be bringing Sports 560 WNSR Nashville to the FM dial.
The company has gained a CP to relocate its recently acquired 95.9 W240CA Reubensville, TN to a tower south of Nashville near the Davidson/Williamson County line. From there the 250 watt signal will cover the southern portions of the Nashville market. Southern Wabash acquired W240CA earlier this year for $1 from Venture Broadcasting, LLC run by the father of WNSR VP/GM Ted Johnson.
The Press Release from WNSR follows:
Nashville’s original Sports Station, WNSR, will begin broadcasting on 95.9 FM early this summer. The station will continue to broadcast on 560 AM as well and will position itself as “Nashville’s SportsRadio 560 on 95.9 FM“. The new FM signal will be located near the Davidson/Williamson County line, providing excellent 24 hour coverage of WNSR’s programming.
WNSR’s daytime programming features the nationally syndicated “Steve Czaban Show” in the morning, and “The Jim Rome Show” in the Mid Day, as well as local talk shows “The Upper Deck with Matt Segal and Joe Anthony” and “The Thom Abraham Show” in the afternoon drive. Play by Play properties include the Atlanta Braves and Memphis Grizzlies, along with Vanderbilt Baseball and Woman’s Basketball. The school will also broadcast Lipscomb Academy Football this fall, with Thom Abraham, Al Smith and Joe Anthony behind the mics.
“Before the Predators and Titans, WNSR brought sports programming to the airwaves in Nashville”, said GSM and afternoon host Thom Abraham. “This station has stayed true to the format for over 15 years and we are now excited to make it available on the FM band”, said Abraham. “The new logo puts the emphasis on WNSR, which has stood for Nashville’s Sports Radio since 1997, something we are very proud of, and something I have come to appreciate since coming here in 4 years ago.”
GM and co-founder Ted Johnson added, “We recently moved into new offices and built a new studio and this move shows the commitment of our ownership group to provide the best product we can for our listeners and advertisers. Along with our digital platforms, WNSR is now available just about every way imaginable. We believe in the AM band, yet recognize the benefits of FM as well.” Construction of the new signal is schedule to be complete by early July.