People are talking about WNIX. With the most powerful AM signal between Jackson and Memphis and some of the biggest names in Talk Radio – including Dana Loesch, Todd Starnes, Larry Elder, Brian Kilmeade, Doug Stephan, Jim Bohannon, and Kim Komando, WNIX appeals to the better-educated, more upscale listeners who enjoy stimulating talk programming and the latest news. WNIX features CBS and FOX News, up-to-date weather forecasts and the Delta’s only daily local news broadcasts from the Delta Radio Newsroom. If you want to sell your product or service in the Delta, you should be advertising on WNIX.
Call Letters: WNIX
Frequency: 1330 AM and 101.1 FM in Greenville and 102.7 FM in Cleveland
Power: 3800 watts AM, 250 watts FM
Format: Talk and News
Coverage: Washington, Bolivar, Sharkey, Humphreys, Issaquena, and Sunflower Counties in Mississippi; plus Chicot and Desha Counties in Arkansas.
Audience: WNIX appeals primarily to adults 35+
Streaming: Worldwide streaming via the TuneIn app, Amazon Echo (Alexa), Google Play, and the desktop player at www.wnixradio.com.
News: Hourly newscasts from CBS and FOX Radio, plus local news from the Delta Radio Newsroom.
Features: Business News from CNBC and more! Daily Ag Programming from the Yancey Ag Network.
Contact: 830 Main Street, Greenville MS 38701
Phone 662-394-8865; Fax 888-704-4762
E-mail [email protected]
WNIX, the oldest radio station in Greenville, signed-on October 18, 1939 as WJPR. The station was located at 107 S. Poplar Street in Greenville and operated on 1310 kHz with a power of 250 watts. The station was owned by John R. Pepper. The General Manager was Paul Thompson and the Program Director was Bert Furgason.
On February 29, 1941, the station moved to 1340 kHz, still operating with 250 watts. On May 26, 1946, the station was sold to Radio Services Company. In the early 1950s, WNIX moved to 1330 kHz, the frequency on which the station operates today. At the time, power was increased to 1000 watts daytime and 500 watts at night.
In the late 40s and early 50s, the station had an FM sister station, WJPR-FM, operating on 101.9 mHz. However, that was long before the popularity of FM stations and the FM was eventually turned off some time in the early 50s. The station has had a variety of formats over the years and is currently the only News-Talk station in the Greenville area. An FM simulcast on 101.1 was added in 2011. In 2015, WNIX-AM increased power to 3800 watts, making it the most powerful AM station in the Mississippi Delta.