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Will longtime AM station WNSR's move into FM better equip them for battle against 104.5 The Zone and 102.5 The Game?

Nashville's sports radio market may become even more competitive this year as WNSR announced this morning that they are adding a new FM radio signal at 95.9, which could provide a significant boost to their visibility within the local market. The new channel will nestle right between two of the more popular music stations in Nashville, WSM and WCJK, and could answer a major complaint many listeners have had of WNSR over the years, that of poor audio quality relative its FM rivals, 104.5 The Zone and 102.5 The Game (broadcast partner of the Nashville Predators).

The battle for Nashville's sports radio audience has grown increasingly intense since the Cromwell Group set up 102.5 as a competitor for 104.5 on the FM dial in 2011. After launching with an all-sports format, back on January 1st of this year 102.5 added The Dave Ramsey Show to its afternoon lineup, but that hasn't provided much of a boost to The Game's overall numbers, which trail market-leader 104.5 The Zone by a long way:

Source (WNSR data not available)

Signal strength can play a significant role in these kinds of ratings battles, as listeners can pick up the Zone at 104.5 throughout the greater Nashville area, while The Game fades out as you head east or southeast of the city. Recently, The Game partnered with stations in outlying cities like Murfreesboro (97.5) where local stations provide dual coverage, but that's far from an ideal situation.

What makes WNSR's move into the FM space interesting is that they don't have the broadcast partnerships with teams like the Preds, the Tennessee Titans or the University of Tennessee Volunteers that immediately bring a sizable audience with them. WNSR will have its work cut out for it to woo listeners from the competition, and perhaps that "independent" stance might allow them to position themselves as being different from the rest of the pack.

The following press release came out this morning from WNSR:

Nashville's original Sports Station, WNSR, will begin broadcasting on 95.9 FM early this summer. The station will continue to broadcast on 560 AM as well and will position itself as "Nashville's SportsRadio 560 on 95.9 FM". The new FM signal will be located near the Davidson/Williamson County line, providing excellent 24 hour coverage of WNSR's programming.

NSR's daytime programming features the nationally syndicated "Steve Czaban Show" in the morning, and "The Jim Rome Show" in the Mid Day, as well as local talk shows "The Upper Deck with Matt Segal and Joe Anthony" and "The Thom Abraham Show" in the afternoon drive. Play by Play properties include the Atlanta Braves and Memphis Grizzlies, along with Vanderbilt Baseball and Woman's Basketball. The school will also broadcast Lipscomb Academy Football this fall, with Thom Abraham, Al Smith and Joe Anthony behind the mics.

Month WGFX 104.5 WPRT 102.5 2012/08 4.4 0.8 2012/09 6.0 1.0 2012/10 6.8 1.5 2012/11 6.5 1.3 2012/12 6.0 1.3 2013/01 4.7 1.5 2013/02 4.7 1.2 2013/03 4.9 0.9

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*nappy* imus finds a racist home at fox...LOL

Thu Sep 3, 1:08 pm ET
NEW YORK – Don Imus is moving to Fox Business Network.
The young cable network, which has been struggling to find viewers, has agreed to simulcast Imus' radio show on weekdays from 6 to 9 a.m. It will start on Oct. 5.
RFD-TV, a Nashville-based cable and satellite network, recently stopped showing Imus after two years.
Imus will add more business reports to his mix of news, sports, commentary and comedy. FBN reporters will also contribute.
Imus' radio show was seen on MSNBC for several years before he was fired in 2007 for offensive remarks about Rutgers women basketball players

2008-04-16 09:35:29 by JJJ

Ok, I don't get it, why is Pacman

Delaying filing for reinstatement? Wouldn't his gaining reinstatement only help his potential trade? The Cowboys should call the trade off, this guy obviously still thinks the NFL revolves around him.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP)—Suspended Tennessee Titans cornerback Pacman Jones said Tuesday he’s delayed filing for reinstatement with the NFL until a possible trade is worked out.
Jones told the Michael Irvin Show on ESPN Radio that he had planned to seek reinstatement but changed his mind for now.
NFL commissioner Roger Goodell suspended Jones for the 2007 season for his off-field conduct, which includes six arrests since being drafted

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