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Looking back to early days at WGNS (brief step back into history)
Looking back to early days at WGNS (brief step back into history)

WGNS thought we would take a brief look back into local radio history with the wife of Carl Tipton.

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WGNS' Bart Walker interviewed by former State Rep. John Hood - Watch
WGNS' Bart Walker interviewed by former State Rep. John Hood - Watch

City TV has announced the May edition of Murfreesboro Storytellers. This month’s special guests are Bart Walker and Ralph Vaughn.

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WGNS AM and FM Radio Turns 67 Today (Great Audio Clip and Photos)
WGNS AM and FM Radio Turns 67 Today (Great Audio Clip and Photos)

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. 

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Past and current WGNS vehicles used in
Past and current WGNS vehicles used in "Live" remotes
WGNS has pictures of past and current radio station vehicles. The vehicles in these pictures were all used during "LIVE" remote broadcasts over the years in and around Rutherford County. If you have a picture of a WGNS vehicle, please share it with us so we can post it online.
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WGNS Logo's, Shirt's, Design Ideas from the Past
WGNS Logo's, Shirt's, Design Ideas from the Past
WGNS has designed thousands of promotional items over the years. Below are just a small sample of past advertising related logo’s, materials and memorabilia. Again, we STRESS small sample. If you have some old WGNS related pictures, email them to news@wgnsradio.com.
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Community events involving WGNS - Lots of photos from the 90's and 80's
Community events involving WGNS - Lots of photos from the 90's and 80's
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.
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Take a look at WGNS history - We are posting some really cool pictures!
Take a look at WGNS history - We are posting some really cool pictures!
WGNS is in the process of posting hundreds of old photos of our studio's and live remotes online from years past. We invite you to check out our progress so far. Keep in mind, these are real photographs that are scanned in - so the quality is not 100% in some photos. 
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1980's: Several ads and news releases from the 1980's
1980's: Several ads and news releases from the 1980's
In the 1980's, WGNS would send out a daily fax that updated business owners on new topics for the day. Of course, this was before people could simply "log on" to WGNSradio.com to read the daily news. Below are some of the faxes that WGNS sent out in 1986. The below stories were also reported on AM 1450. 
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WGNS Officially Adds Two FM's to our AM for the first time
WGNS Officially Adds Two FM's to our AM for the first time
WGNS was proudly the first AM radio station in the United States to begin this expanded FM translator service to our community. The station began FM coverage at 9:00 o’clock Thursday morning, March 1, 2007. Now, in addition to hearing the Good Neighbor Station at AM 1450, you can now listen on FM 100.5 and FM 101.9. Of course, our over-the-air TV channel 11 coverage will continue.
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The Early Years of WGNS Radio (1940's - 1960's)
The Early Years of WGNS Radio (1940's - 1960's)

As the New Year of 1947 approached, rural Rutherford County had a dramatically different feel than that of today. Approximately 8,000 persons populated the entire county. It was a big thing for the county to get its first radio station! Word is that on the night of December 31, 1946, throughout the county people were tuning their radio dials.

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