The Rutherford County Historical Society held its monthly meeting at 7:00 o'clock Monday night and WGNS' Bart Walker shared the history of Murfreesboro's first radio station.
The Walker family would like to extend a heartfelt thanks to the Rutherford County community for their thoughts, prayers, calls of condolences and concern after the passing of Angie Walker in the Tuesday tornado.
WGNS' Bart Walker commented, "From covering elections here in Rutherford County for almost 35-years, there were several exciting incidents in this particular race."
Radio broadcasters from across Tennessee honored twelve persons this past Saturday night (5/14/2016) by inducting them into the Tennessee Radio Hall of Fame. One was from Murfreesboro.
On Wednesday's morning's radio broadcast, Doug Combs and Skip Woolwine surprised Bart Walker with news that he would be inducted into the Tennessee Radio Hall of Fame at their annual awards ceremony in May.
Four familiar voices to listeners of NewsRadio WGNS have been honored. Station owner Bart Walker and Dick Palmer of the Blue Raider Network have been nominiated for induction into the Tennessee Radio Hall of Fame. Dave Ramsey & Clark Howard inducted into National Radio Hall of Fame.
Hundreds of people turned out for the Rutherford Heart Walk over the weekend. The annual event was once again hosted by St. Thomas Rutherford Hospital, which is the biggest fundraiser for the American Heart Association.
City TV has announced the May edition of Murfreesboro Storytellers. This month’s special guests are Bart Walker and Ralph Vaughn.
A lot has changed over the years, but one thing in our community has remained constant. While Jan. 1st rang in a new year, it also rang in the 67th anniversary for WGNS.
WGNS has years and years of history within our walls. Much of our old equipment is either in storage or on display within the station today.
The 1980's and 1990's were a fun time for WGNS. It was a time of CONSTANT growth in Rutherford County. With growth came radio remote after radio remote. These are a few of the pictures we gathered over the years.
Citizens who own outbuildings should keep the units locked and move expensive equipment inside a home or garage, the detective recommended. People who have alarms should set the device since an alarm deters burglars.
Read To Succeed will be hosting a volunteer tutor training on February 5 and 26th from 6-8 pm at the Lon Nuell Literacy Center in First Baptist Church. Dinner will be provided.
An in-state battle with Memphis on September 14 will see the Blue Raiders back at Floyd Stadium. MT has won four of the last five against the Tigers, including five straight in Murfreesboro.
After over 5 years of deliberations, federal grants will finally be applied to construct a sewer system for the City of Eagleville...
The victim had just made a delivery of food when he was robbed as he was walking back to his vehicle.
Smyrna Police need the public's help in apprehending a man who passed several counterfeit fifty dollar
bills. The crimes occurred on Sunday, January 20th, at the Game Stop.
“I am very excited about the new workforce training center that the Governor has proposed today in partnership with Nissan in Smyrna."
About 4,600 bills are presented every two years in the Tennessee General Assembly. Local State Senator Bill Ketron told us that lawmakers will be limited on what they can file during this session…
At the Murfreesboro store, the individual left the store with a $400 nail gun that he ended up paying $.57-cents for. It is suspected that the same man has pulled a similar scam at other Home Depot stores.
The dog was advertised by the victim on CraigsLists.org for $650. The culprit who was purchasing the animal told the victim to take $650 out of the check to cover the cost of the dog and mail the rest back. She did. The bank later told the woman that the check was no good and that she was responsible for the money deposited.
The clinic in Nashville that was one of the two victims in this case will have to report the suspect to the Metro Police Department, which means charges, may be filed in both jurisdictions. A copy of the forged MRI, which likely belongs to another patient, has been seized by police in Murfreesboro as evidence.
It appears that these notices began arriving in mailboxes around January 22, 2013. Corporate Records Service is not registered, affiliated, or associated with the Tennessee Secretary of State.
There will be several county committee meetings this week of local interest. The commission's Property Management Committee will tackle the loss of the Lascassas convenience center and a proposed judicial building at their Thursday meeting.
Local educators will be meeting with state lawmakers this week. Both the Rutherford Education Association and the Murfreesboro Education Association will meet with with the policy makers this Thursday afternoon at Cason Lane Academy.
A big week of sports coverage on WGNS begins tonight (Monday). The Rick Insell and Kermit Davis Coaches Shows will be broadcast beginning at 6 this (Monday) evening. Tuesday night, it's the much anticipated matchup Blackman at Siegel.
One of Rutherford County's best boys basketball players has decided to stay close to home to play college ball.
The United Way of Rutherford and Cannon Counties formed a partnership with Greenhouse Ministries to provide VITA sites.
You may remember the Tennessee Blue Book, which was a directory of the General Assembly, their contact information and more. That concept has now hit the digital world.
Murfreesboro Fire and Rescue and Safe Kids will conduct a child safety seat inspection Thursday. It will be held at Fire Station number 2, which is on Runnymeade Drive, from 4-6pm.
Baby, it's COLD outside. An arctic front has arrived, putting the brakes on the mild weekend weather. In fact, the colder air may be around for awhile, with several fronts ushering in reinforcing cold air over the coming days and a chance of snow towards the end of the week.
WGNS had an overwhelming response of positive feedback on past post we created that take a look back into Murfreesboro and Rutherford County history. Most of these pictures are from Shacklett's Photography.
This most recent arrest of Richard Bobbitt occurred on Friday, January 18th in Rutherford County. A booking document from the Sheriff’s Office shows that Bobbitt was released 9-hours later after posting bond on Saturday, January 19th. The outline of Bobbitt’s charges state, “Driving on revoked first offense and greater” and “DUI 4th or greater (Felony).”