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Wnwr

WNWR
City of license Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Frequency 1540 kHz
First air date 1948
Format News/Talk (simulcast of China Radio International)
Power 50,000 watts daytime only
Class D
Facility ID 1027
Transmitter coordinates
Callsign meaning W New World Radio
Former callsigns WJMJ (1948 - 1967)
WRCP (1967 - 1985)
WSNI (1985 - 1987)
WPGR (1987 - 1995)
Owner Global Radio, LLC
Webcast Listen Live
Website www.wnwr.com

WNWR (1540 kHz AM) is a radio station in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania owned by Global Radio, L.L.C. Its studio is located at 200 Monument Road, Suite 6, Bala Cynwyd, Pennsylvania and its transmitter is located in the Roxborough section of Philadelphia.

The station simulcasts English language programming from China Radio International for its entire broadcast day. It was formerly branded as New World Radio prior to June 2011 which carried brokered programming.

History

The station was founded in the 1948 as WJMJ ("Jesus, Mary, Joseph"), which broadcast middle-of-the-road music and religious programming. In the mid-1960s it was acquired by Rust Craft Greeting Cards, which changed the call sign to WRCP and in 1967 changed the format to country music. In 1981, after WFIL adopted a country format, WRCP switched to oldies. Later in 1985, the call sign was changed to WSNI to match a co-owned FM station; for a time, WSNI broadcast an all-Beatles-and-Motown format. After 2 years a more conventional oldies mix returned and the station became WPGR ("Philly Gold Radio"). In 1995, when the station was sold to new set of owners operating as Global Radio LLC, it became WNWR and switched to mostly ethnic brokered programming. On June 13, 2011, WNWR's entire brokered program schedule moved to WWDB.[1]

former logo of WNWR

References

  1. ^ http://www.fybush.com/nerw.html

External links

  • WNWR-AM
  • Query the FCC's AM station database for WNWR
  • Radio-Locator Information on WNWR
  • Query Nielsen Audio's AM station database for WNWR
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