FM Technical Profile: WVNN

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Station Name:
News Talk WVNN
Talk, News
Transmitter Location:
[map] [bird's eye] [street view]Southwest of the city of Athens. Located on the southern side of CR-20 (Nuclear Plant Road), about halfway between Cowford Road and the Benford Cemetery.
Power (ERP):
3.1 kW
Antenna HAAT:
423 feet
Other Information:
60 dBu protected contour map, from the FCC.
More Information:

[Studio] Street View of the Huntsville market Cumulus studios on Lee Highway in Athens.
Cumulus Broadcasting LLC
Noted Personalities:
Rush Limbaugh, Neal Boortz, Mark Levin, Sean Hannity.
Put on the air in 1950 as WMSL-FM by WMSL-AM. Became WHOS-FM in the late 50's. For a long time, the station was part of a simulcast with another lower power local FM licesened to Meridianville. The calls were WWXQ (the other station was WXQW), oldies formatted as "WXQ, Cool 92/94".
This station was sold to Cumulus from Clear Channel in 2005 as part of a big shake up of the radio dial in the Tennessee Valley. WWXQ began simulcasting WVNN-AM after WLAY-FM (now WQRV) moved to Huntsville, from Tuscumbia, in April 2006. The calls also changed to WVNN-FM.
WVNN-FM went off air after the storms and tornadoes of 27 April 2011 moved through the area.  It's unknown if it's storm damage or just no backup power keeping them off.