Broadcast areaPensacola area
Frequency980 kHz
BrandingChoice 106.9
FormatUrban Adult Contemporary
OwnerMedia One Communications, Inc.
First air date
1956 (as WBOP)[1]
Former call signs
WBOP (1956[1]-1985)
WCHZ (1985–1986)[2]
WFXP (1986–1990)[2]
Call sign meaning
W Rhythm Nine Eighty
Technical information
Facility ID41010
Power4,000 watts day
1,000 watts night
Transmitter coordinates
30°29′0.00″N 87°5′0.00″W / 30.4833333°N 87.0833333°W / 30.4833333; -87.0833333
Translator(s)106.9 W295AP (Pensacola)

WRNE (980 AM) is a radio station broadcasting an urban adult contemporary format. Licensed to Gulf Breeze, Florida, the station serves the Pensacola area. It is owned by Media One Communications, Inc.[3] Its studios are in Ensley, Florida (with a Pensacola address), and its transmitter is near Avalon Beach, Florida.

The station was first licensed, as WBOP, on November 27, 1956.[1] The station's call sign was changed to WCHZ on July 18, 1985.[2] On July 3, 1986, the station changed its call sign to WFXP and, on December 28, 1990, to WRNE.[2]


  1. ^ a b c History Cards for WRNE, fcc.gov. Retrieved May 31, 2018.
  2. ^ a b c d Call Sign History, fcc.gov. Retrieved May 31, 2018.
  3. ^ "WRNE Facility Record". United States Federal Communications Commission, audio division.