WNTX
WNTX 1350-96.5 logo.png
Broadcast areaMetro Fredericksburg
Frequency1350 kHz
BrandingWNTX 1350 AM 96.5 FM
Programming
FormatNews/Talk/Sports
AffiliationsESPN Radio
Westwood One
Premiere Radio Networks
Ownership
Owner
WFLS-FM, WVBX, WWUZ
History
First air date
1960 (as WFLS)
Former call signs
WFLS (1960-1996)
WYSK (1996-2011)
Technical information
Facility ID65640
ClassD
Power1,000 watts (day)
37 watts (night)
Transmitter coordinates
38°18′46.0″N 77°26′20.0″W / 38.312778°N 77.438889°W / 38.312778; -77.438889
Translator(s)96.5 W243BS (Fredericksburg)
Links
WebsiteWNTX Online

WNTX is a News/Talk/Sports formatted broadcast radio station licensed to Fredericksburg, Virginia, serving metro Fredericksburg. WNTX is owned and operated by Alpha Media LLC, through licensee Alpha Media Licensee LLC.[1]

History

It was known as WFLS and simulcast with WFLS-FM until 1996, when the calls were changed to WYSK and it started simulcasting WYSK-FM.

On July 5, 2011, WYSK began carrying Glenn Beck, Rush Limbaugh and Sean Hannity talk shows during the day.[2] On July 15, 2011, WYSK changed their call letters to WNTX.

On January 23, 2015, Alpha Media "entered into a definitive agreement" to purchase WNTX and sister stations WFLS-FM, WVBX, and WWUZ from Free Lance-Star License, Inc. for an unknown sum.[3] The purchase was consummated on May 1, 2015, at a price of $8.1 million.

Translator

In February 2010, WYSK began simulcasting on FM translator W243BS at 96.5 FM. On April 16, 2013, W243BS 96.5 dropped its simulcast of sister station WNTX for a simulcast of WFLS-HD2 carrying a Freeform format.[4] The "FredFM" format was dropped in early March 2014, when W243BS resumed simulcasting sister station WNTX.

Broadcast translators of WNTX
Call sign Frequency
(MHz)
City of license Facility
ID
ERP
(W)
Height
(m (ft))
Class FCC info
W243BS 96.5 Fredericksburg, Virginia 142774 250 86 m (282 ft) D FCC LMS

References

  1. ^ "WNTX Facility Record". Federal Communications Commission, audio division.
  2. ^ DeShazo, Steve (September 24, 2010). "Radio's 'Game' fills void for fans". The Free Lance-Star. Fredericksburg, VA.
  3. ^ "Alpha Media To Purchase Free Lance-Star Radio Stations". All Access Music Group. January 23, 2015. Retrieved January 23, 2015.
  4. ^ Jett, Cathy (April 16, 2013). "FredFM hits the airwaves". Fredericksburg.com. Fredericksburg, VA.