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WNTA (1330 AM) is a radio station licensed to Rockford, Illinois, United States. It serves the Rockford area. The station's programming is focused on Spanish news/talk and music and branded "La Movida." It is owned by Mid-West Family Broadcasting.[1][2]

WNTA
WNTA SportsfanRadio1330 logo.png
CityRockford, Illinois
Broadcast areaRockford, Illinois
BrandingSportsfan Radio 1330
Frequency1330 kHz
FormatSports talk radio
Power1,000 watts day
91 watts night
ClassD
Facility ID671
Transmitter coordinates42°13′32″N 89°2′49″W / 42.22556°N 89.04694°W / 42.22556; -89.04694
Former callsignsWXTA (1982-1987)
WYBR (1987-1988)
WRRR (1988-1995)
OwnerMid-West Family Broadcasting
(Mid-Way Radio, Inc.)
Sister stationsWGFB, WRTB, WXRX, WLMV
Websitehttp://www.sportsfanradio1330.com/

HistoryEdit

 
WNTA's logo when it was news/talk
 
Logo as "La Movida"

The station was assigned the call letters WXTA on September 23, 1982. On March 1, 1987, it changed its call sign to WYBR and on September 1, 1988 to WRRR. On September 18, 1995, the station became the current WNTA.[3]

On November 11, 2011, WNTA rebranded as "100.5 NTA FM".

On July 26, 2012, WNTA changed its format from news/talk to comedy, branded as "Funny 1330".[4]

In April 2013, WNTA was sold to Mid-West Family Broadcasting along with its sister stations by Maverick Media. WNTA was promptly flipped to Spanish news & talk/full-service programming as "La Movida" on June 10 at 10 a.m. Much of the programming and personalities originate from sister station WLMV in Madison, Wisconsin.[5]

On July 21, 2016, Midwest Family Broadcasting announced that WNTA would flip to sports talk as "Sports Fan 1330" on August 1. The station utilizes Fox Sports Radio, as well as the syndicated Bill Michaels Show from WSSP in Milwaukee. It airs local high school sports as well as Wisconsin Badgers, Chicago Bears football,[6] as well as most football games for the Northern Illinois Huskies.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "WNTA Facility Record". United States Federal Communications Commission, audio division.
  2. ^ http://radioinsight.com/blog/headlines/81641/maverick-media-sells-eau-claire-rockford-clusters/
  3. ^ "WNTA Call Sign History". United States Federal Communications Commission, audio division.
  4. ^ http://radioinsight.com/blog/headlines/59056/comedy-comes-to-rockford/
  5. ^ http://radioinsight.com/blog/headlines/83747/la-movida-moves-to-rockford/
  6. ^ WNTA Rockford To Flip To Sports

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