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WWTN
WWTN logo.jpg
City of license Manchester, Tennessee
Broadcast area Nashville, Tennessee
Branding SuperTalk 99.7 WTN
Slogan Accurate News and Stimulating Talk
Frequency 99.7 (MHz)
First air date March 29, 1979
Format News/Talk
Power 100,000 watts
Class C
Callsign meaning W-W-TeNnessee
Owner Cumulus Media
Sister stations WNFN, WQQK, WRQQ, WSM-FM, WWTN
Website www.997wtn.com

WWTN is a 100 kW, Class C FM radio station serving the Nashville, Tennessee media market. Its dial position is 99.7 MHz. Home to many local and national talk radio shows, the station is marketed as SuperTalk 99.7 WTN (the first W is eliminated for simplicity). It is owned by Cumulus Media.

WWTN is licensed to the city of Manchester, Tennessee, a city approximately 50 miles (80 km) southeast of Nashville. Its antenna (399 meters above ground level, 604 meters above sea level) is located approximately 25 miles (40 km) SSE of Nashville in Rutherford County, Tennessee, between the cities of Murfreesboro and Franklin. The station first signed on the air as WMSR-FM on March 29, 1979. It began focusing on the Nashville market in the early 1990s. Manchester is nearly halfway between Nashville and Chattanooga, but the Cumberland Plateau prevents a Manchester signal from penetrating Chattanooga, and vice-versa. Currently, its far-reaching signal covers most of Middle Tennessee, even venturing into parts of Northern Alabama and Southern Kentucky. WWTN's studios are currently located in Nashville's Music Row area.

The station was mired in bankruptcy in the early 1990s until being purchased by Gaylord Entertainment Company in 1995. Within three years of its purchase, WWTN was Nashville's highest-billing radio station, a position it continues to hold as of 2005. It, along with sister station WSM-FM, was sold to Cumulus Media in 2003 for $65 million [1].

WWTN is also known for being the station that launched the radio career of nationally-syndicated financial advisor Dave Ramsey and health coach Asa Andrew.

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Market competition

WWTN's primary competition is WLAC, an AM talk radio station owned by Clear Channel Communications.

While formerly known for its sports coverage, WWTN (in reaction to the creation of FM sports station WGFX) has spun off all of its sports programming to a new sister FM station, WNFN [2].

Programming

WWTN airs a steady lineup of political and advice-based talk shows with a conservative perspective.

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Saturday-Sunday

Steve Gill was a morning talk personality until June 29th, 2006 and is now associated with WLAC.

WWTN is also the Nashville market's home for ABC News. WWTN also airs The Twilight Zone Radio Dramas on weekends.

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