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WFNR
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City of license Blacksburg, Virginia
Broadcast area New River Valley
Branding "News/Talk 710 WFNR"
Slogan "The New River Valley's News And Information Station"
Frequency 710 kHz
First air date 1972
Format News/Talk
Power 10,000 Watts daytime only
Class D
Facility ID 67588
Transmitter coordinates 37°8′1.0″N 80°21′18.0″W / 37.13361°N 80.355°W / 37.13361; -80.355
Callsign meaning First in the New River Valley
Affiliations CBS Radio News
Owner Cumulus Media, Inc.
Sister stations WBRW, WNMX, WPSK, WRAD, WWBU
Website WFNR Online

WFNR is a radio station broadcasting a News/Talk format to the Blacksburg, Virginia, USA area. The station is currently owned by Cumulus Media and licensed to Cumulus Licensing LLC.[1]

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History

The station was originally licensed as WQBX "Super 7-Q", a Top 40 formatted AM station) with an on-air staff of Reggie Neel, Barry Michaels, and "The Animal" during the late 1970s and early 1980s. In 1984, owner Ray Childers sold the station, and on August 6 of that year, the the new owner changed the call letters to WNRB and the format to country. The similarity in pronunciation of call letters to nearby WNRV, 990 AM, raised concern with WNRV's owner Megan McWilliams and General Manager Bob Whitehead. The pair was able to persuade WNRB's management to modify their call letters to avoid confusion, and on November 19, 1984, WNRB changed their call letters to WFNR.

Programming

The weekday lineup is anchored by Rush Limbaugh from Noon-3pm, followed by Sean Hannity until 6pm, with hourly CBS news updates.

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