Since 1947, WGNS has mainly focused on news and sports. Of course we aired music a number of years in the 40’s, 50’s and all the way up into the 80’s, but news and sports have been our staple. We have aired thousands of MTSU, high school and Braves games throughout that period. We have also reported thousands of news stories and even aired interviews that you would otherwise have never heard.
Something we don’t highlight that often is the fact that we strive to help others. Sometimes that help comes in the form of a program that is on the air for only 20-minutes each day… a program called Swap and Shop.
WGNS has aired Swap and Shop for the past 66-years. The program is on the air each Monday through Friday morning at 7:50am. While we sometimes laugh at the more humorous items that are called in each morning – some folks really depend on the air time to sell their goods or services. Listening to the program is almost like turning back the clock. It gives listeners a chance to experiance what radio was like int the 1940's and 1950's. You could almost say, it was the CraigsList of the era during that time frame. It gave folks a chance to instantly sell their car, their house, their bike, etc. Today, the form of communication still works great for some.
Take Bevis Shipp for example… The Murfreesboro man told us that he has never even turned on a computer. Shipp cuts and delivers firewood to help others...
Shipp, like many of the other callers, cares greatly about his work. If he tells you he will be at your home to deliver wood at 7, you should plan for him to arrive at 6:45.
By the way, Shipp can be reached at 895-6195.