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WNAS
Broadcast areaLouisville, Kentucky
Frequency88.1 FM
Programming
FormatHigh School
Ownership
OwnerNew Albany/Floyd County Consolidated Schools
History
First air date
May 28, 1949
Call sign meaning
New Albany High School
Technical information
Facility ID48372
ClassA
ERP2,950 watts
HAAT1 meter (3.28 ft)
Transmitter coordinates
38°17′56″N 85°48′45″W / 38.29889°N 85.81250°W / 38.29889; -85.81250
Links
Websitewnas.org

WNAS (88.1 FM) is the student-run high school radio station of New Albany High School and Floyd Central High School in southern Indiana, (along with WNAS-TV). The station's call letters, WNAS, reflect the ownership by the New Albany Floyd County School Corporation. The first FM student-run high school radio station to be licensed by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC),[1] WNAS has been broadcasting live since May 28, 1949.[2]

History

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WNAS (88.1 FM) has been broadcasting live since the spring of 1949, when its first broadcast was of the New Albany High School commencement ceremony.[2][3] It was the first FM student-run high school radio station to be licensed by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC).[1] WNAS is the student-run high school radio station of New Albany High School and Floyd Central High School in southern Indiana. The station's call letters reflect the ownership by the New Albany Floyd County School Corporation. In 1980, the corporation also began broadcasting WNAS-TV.[3]

Management

Assistant Principal Marvin Oakes guided WNAS through its formative years. Robert Willman, an English teacher, assumed the management role in 1954. Jerry Weaver served as the general manager from 1960 to 1969, followed later by Lee Kelly who held this post from 1973 to 2013. Jason Flener, former assistant principal for NAHS, and a former WNAS student staff member, replaced Kelly beginning in the 2013–2014 school year. Since the beginning of the 2017–18 school year, Brian Sullivan has been the general manager. Floyd Central's program is currently headed by Brian Shaw, now in his first year.

Studio

Recently,[when?] Floyd Central completed entire renovations of its TV and radio studios. These studios are considered by many local TV and radio personalities to be better than their own. Sarah Jordan of 99.7 WDJX even told students at Floyd Central, "Become a part of the Radio/TV program because the stuff you all are using is a lot better than what I have."[citation needed]

Programming

WNAS can be picked up throughout all of the Louisville metropolitan area and is known for its eclectic programming. The station broadcasts music 24 hours a day when it's not covering boys and girls basketball, football, baseball, and volleyball for both New Albany and Floyd Central. The station provides streaming audio from its website (wnas.org). WNAS-New Albany can also be heard online through their (TuneIn) TuneIn feed, which can also be downloaded for free on any smartphone.

References

  1. ^ a b Steve Warren (12 October 2004). Radio: The Book: The Book. Taylor & Francis US. pp. 16–. ISBN 978-0-240-80696-9. Retrieved 17 December 2012.
  2. ^ a b John E. Kleber (2001). The Encyclopedia of Louisville. University Press of Kentucky. pp. 988–. ISBN 978-0-8131-2100-0. Retrieved 17 December 2012.
  3. ^ a b "About Us - WNAS". wnas.org. 25 August 2015.