WNAW
Broadcast areaBerkshire County
Frequency1230 kHz
BrandingNew Country 94.7
Programming
FormatCountry
AffiliationsABC News Radio, Boston Red Sox Radio Network
Ownership
Owner
WBEC, WBEC-FM, WSBS, WUPE, WUPE-FM
History
First air date
November 23, 1947 (1947-11-23) (as WMNB)[1]
Former call signs
WMNB (1947–1988)
Call sign meaning
North
Adams
Williamstown
Technical information
Facility ID4823
ClassC
Power1,000 watts unlimited
Transmitter coordinates
42°41′3.00″N 73°6′23.00″W / 42.6841667°N 73.1063889°W / 42.6841667; -73.1063889
Translator(s)94.7 W234DD (North Adams)
Links
WebcastListen live
Websitewnaw.com

WNAW (1230 AM, "New Country 94.7") is a radio station broadcasting a country music format. Licensed to North Adams, Massachusetts, United States, the station serves northern Berkshire County. The station is owned by Townsquare Media (through licensee subsidiary Townsquare Media Pittsfield License, LLC), and features programming from ABC News Radio.[2]

In August 2013, Gamma Broadcasting reached a deal to sell its Berkshire County radio stations, including WNAW, to Reed Miami Holdings;[3] the sale was canceled on December 30, 2013.[4] In October 2016, Gamma agreed to sell its stations to Galaxy Communications;[5] that sale also fell through, and in 2017 the stations were acquired by Townsquare Media.[6]

On March 1, 2021, WNAW changed their format from adult contemporary to country, branded as "New Country 94.7" (simulcast on FM translator W234DD 94.7 FM North Adams).[7]

References

  1. ^ Broadcasting & Cable Yearbook 1999 (PDF). 1999. p. D-212. Retrieved August 29, 2013.
  2. ^ "WNAW Facility Record". United States Federal Communications Commission, audio division.
  3. ^ "Western Massachusetts Cluster Sold". All Access. August 23, 2013. Retrieved August 29, 2013.
  4. ^ Venta, Lance (January 14, 2014). "Pittsfield Cluster Sale Withdrawn". RadioInsight. Retrieved March 30, 2014.
  5. ^ Venta, Lance (October 17, 2016). "Galaxy Communications Acquires Pittsfield Cluster". RadioInsight. Retrieved April 19, 2017.
  6. ^ Venta, Lance (July 18, 2017). "Townsquare Media Acquires Six In Massachusetts". RadioInsight. Retrieved November 14, 2017.
  7. ^ Townsquare Brings New Country To Western Massachusetts Radioinsight - March 2, 2021