|City of license||Murfreesboro, Tennessee|
|Branding||Talk Radio AM 1450 WGNS|
|Slogan||"Your Good Neighbor Station!"|
|Frequency||AM 1450 (kHz)|
|First air date||January 1, 1947|
|Callsign meaning||Good Neighbor Station|
|Owner||The Rutherford Group, Inc.|
WGNS is a radio station based in Murfreesboro, Tennessee, United States operating at 1450 kHz on the AM dial. It signed on the air on January 1, 1947. The call letters are an acronym representing the phrase, "Good Neighbor Station". The station covers Murfreesboro, Tennessee proper as well as the surrounding counties! WGNS also operates class A television station WETV-LP channel 11, which simulcasts the audio from WGNS and local talk programming.
WGNS was initially a popular music station, having served in this capacity until the early 1990s, when the station, like many former AM music outlets, switched to a talk radio format. It is currently an ABC radio affiliate in addition to carrying various syndicated talk shows. The station has served as an Atlanta Braves baseball radio affiliate since 1981.
On March 1, 2007, WGNS began simulcasting its signal over two FM translators, at 101.9 MHz (call sign, W270AF) and 100.5 MHz (call sign, W263AI). WGNS was the first AM radio station in the United States to broadcast with this new type of FM translator. WRHI in Rock Hill, SC became the second AM broadcaster in the nation to begin this service. Their first broadcast was on the next day (March 2, 2007).
Bart Walker has owned the station since 1984.
- "Affiliate Radio Stations". The Official Site of the Atlanta Braves.
- Bill Jakes Murfreesboro, (TN) 2006 p127 "The popular AM radio station was broadcast for many years from the mezzanine of Cecil Elrod's French Shop at 120 ... Bart Walker has owned the station since 1984."
- WGNS official website
- Query the FCC's AM station database for WGNS
- Radio-Locator Information on WGNS
- Query Arbitron's AM station database for WGNS
- Query the FCC's FM station database for W270AF
- Radio-Locator information on W270AF
- Query the FCC's FM station database for W263AI
- Radio-Locator information on W263AI