Nashville's original sports station, WNSR, is getting an FM signal this summer


Nashville's original sports station, WNSR (560 AM), will begin broadcasting on 95.9 FM early this summer. The station will continue to broadcast on 560 and will brand itself as Nashville's SportsRadio 560 on 95.9 FM. The new FM signal will broadcast from near the Davidson/Williamson County line in middle Tennessee.

WNSR's daytime programming features the nationally syndicated Steve Czaban Show in the morning, and The Jim Rome Show at midday, as well as local talk shows The Upper Deck with Matt Segal and Joe Anthony and The Thom Abraham Show in afternoon drive. The station also broadcasts the Atlanta Braves and Memphis Grizzlies.

"Before the Predators and Titans, WNSR brought sports programming to the airwaves in Nashville," said general sales manager 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."

"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."

WNSR 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.

WNSR programming is simulcast in the southern part of the Tri-State on WNTC (103.9 FM), Drakesboro, Ky.

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