WMNI (920 AM) is a commercial radio station licensed to Columbus, Ohio, known as "Fox Sports 920" with a sports format. Locally owned by North American Broadcasting Company, Inc., WMNI serves the Columbus metropolitan area. WMNI's studios are located in Marble Cliff, Ohio, using a Columbus address, while the transmitter resides in Grove City. In addition to a standard analog transmission, WMNI is available online.

WMNI
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Broadcast areaColumbus metropolitan area
Frequency920 kHz
BrandingFox Sports 920
Programming
FormatSports
Affiliations
Ownership
OwnerNorth American Broadcasting Company, Inc.
History
First air date
April 26, 1958
(64 years ago)
 (1958-04-26)[1]
Call sign meaning
  • Founder William R. Mnich
  • "Music, News, Information"
Technical information
Licensing authority
FCC
Facility ID49110
ClassB
Power1,000 watts day
500 watts night
Transmitter coordinates
39°53′32″N 83°02′51″W / 39.8922222°N 83.0475°W / 39.8922222; -83.0475
Links
Public license information
WebcastListen live
Websitefoxsports920.com

ProgrammingEdit

In addition to its sports talk format, WMNI carries a number of local and national sports events, including the Indy 500, the Brickyard 400, Notre Dame college football and Columbus Clippers Triple A baseball.

On Saturday and Sunday mornings, WMNI features talk shows such as "Plant Talk with Fred Hower" and "At Home With Gary Sullivan" as well as some paid brokered programming.[2] WMNI carries news updates from Fox News Radio.

HistoryEdit

On April 26, 1958; 64 years ago (1958-04-26), WMNI first signed on the air. For most of its three decades, it had a full service, country radio format. As country music listening started to move from AM to FM in the 1980s, WMNI switched to a satellite-delivered adult standards format from Westwood One. By the late 1990s, much of the music was locally programmed using Columbus-based disc jockeys. As of August 2007, WMNI shifted back to Westwood One's "America's Best Music" format, a mix of soft oldies and standards.

On June 14, 2012 at 6:00 a.m., WMNI switched to a simulcast of WMNI-FM, which had flipped from a classic hits sound as WTDA-FM to a news format.

On July 18, 2013 the AM/FM simulcast ended, with WMNI returning to the soft oldies and adult standards format.

On June 12, 2017 WMNI changed their format from adult standards to soft adult contemporary music, branded as "Easy 95.1 & 920" (simulcast on FM translator W236CZ 95.1 FM Columbus).[3]

On June 14, 2022 WMNI changed their format from soft adult contemporary to sports, branded as "Fox Sports 920", with programming from Fox Sports Radio. The 95.1 translator switched to a relay of sister station WJKR's HD2 subchannel.[4]

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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ History Cards for WMNI, fcc.gov. Retrieved May 26, 2018.
  2. ^ "WMNI AM 920 - Specialty Progamming". www.wmni.com. Archived from the original on 2013-08-12.
  3. ^ WMNI Rebrands as Easy 95.1
  4. ^ NABCO Launches Star 95.1 & Fox Sports 920 Columbus Radioinsight - June 16, 2022

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