WYNF
WYNF BIN 1340 logo.webp
Frequency1340 kHz
BrandingAugusta's BIN 1340
Programming
FormatBlack-oriented news
AffiliationsBlack Information Network
Ownership
Owner
WBBQ-FM, WKSP, WLUB, WPRW-FM
History
First air date
1947; 75 years ago (1947) (as WBBQ)
Former call signs
WBBQ (1947–2002)
WINZ (2002–2004)
WSGF (2004–2010)
Technical information
Facility ID59248
ClassC
Power1,000 watts day
990 watts night
Transmitter coordinates
33°29′37″N 81°59′52″W / 33.49361°N 81.99778°W / 33.49361; -81.99778Coordinates: 33°29′37″N 81°59′52″W / 33.49361°N 81.99778°W / 33.49361; -81.99778
Links
WebcastListen Live
Websiteaugusta.binnews.com

WYNF (1340 AM) is a radio station licensed to Augusta, Georgia, United States. The station is owned by iHeartMedia, and serves as Augusta's affiliate for the Black Information Network. Its studios are located at the Augusta Corporate Center near the I-20/I-520 interchange in Augusta, and the transmitter tower is west of Paine College in Augusta.

Up until September 2010, this station, as WSGF, carried a gospel format as "Hallelujah 1340". In September 2010, WYNF and its sports format moved to 1340; the call sign and format were previously on 1380, which was sold off and later became WNRR.

On June 29, 2020, fifteen iHeartMedia stations in markets with large African American populations, including WYNF, began stunting with African American speeches, interspersed with messages such as "Our Voices Will Be Heard" and "Our side of the story is about to be told," with a new format slated to launch on June 30.[1][2] That day, WYNF, along with the other fourteen stations, became the launch stations for the Black Information Network, an African American-oriented all-news network. Prior to the change, WYNF was a Fox Sports Radio affiliate.[3]

See also

References

  1. ^ Fifteen iHeartMedia Stations Stunting Ahead Of New Network Launch
  2. ^ "Several iHeartMedia Stations Stunting With Speeches, New Format To Be Announced Tomorrow". All Access. June 29, 2020. Retrieved June 30, 2020.
  3. ^ Cline, Damon (June 30, 2020). "Broadcaster drops Augusta's Fox Sports Radio for Black news format". The Augusta Chronicle. Retrieved July 1, 2020.