A Glimpse into Murfreesboro’s Past: The History of Oaklands Mansion

May 23, 2024 at 12:41 pm by WGNS News

MURFREESBORO, TN - In the 1800s, Murfreesboro was much smaller than it is today. Looking back to 1818, when the first section of Oaklands Mansion was built, the town had a pop.... Read More

Preserving the Past: Murfreesboro's Benevolent Cemetery and Its Storied Legacy

May 06, 2024 at 08:29 pm by WGNS News

  MURFREESBORO, TN - An almost hidden plot of land along the railroad tracks and next to the bridge on South Church Street near Middle Tennessee Boulevard in Murfreesbor.... Read More

Stories, News and More: MTSU’s School of Journalism and Strategic Media Celebrates 50 Years of History

Apr 12, 2024 at 05:48 pm by WGNS News

  MURFREESBORO, Tenn. — Middle Tennessee State University's School of Journalism and Strategic Media is celebrating its 50th year of teaching students reporti.... Read More

Smyrna Assembly Plant Makes Automotive History: 15 Millionth Vehicle Marks Milestone Moment

Mar 30, 2024 at 12:37 pm by Chandelar Williams

Smyrna, TN - Situated in the heart of Tennessee, the Smyrna Assembly Plant recently marked a significant milestone by reaching the production of its 15 millionth vehicle. This.... Read More

Today's Show: Preserving Rutherford County's History: Uncovering Stories of Resilience and Heritage

Feb 26, 2024 at 09:15 am by WGNS News

  MURFREESBORO, TN - Today on the Action Line podcast (listen above), WGNS' Scott Walker had the pleasure of speaking with Margaret McKinley and Wilma McClain, who are d.... Read More

Today's Topics: Impressive Historic Works, Women’s History and The Power in Positive Aging

Feb 19, 2024 at 09:00 am by WGNS News

  Segment One: Exploring MTSU's Public History Ph.D. Program In the first segment of today's show, host Scott Walker welcomed Dr. Kelly A. Kolar,.... Read More

13th Annual Chili Cook-Off and Cruise-In at Sam Davis Home Promises a Day of History and Flavor

Jan 02, 2024 at 11:20 pm by WGNS News

  Smyrna, TN – This Saturday, the historic Sam Davis Home in Smyrna will be abuzz with activity for the 13th annual chili cook-off, a beloved event orchestrated by.... Read More

MTSU Albert Gore Research Center awarded grant to fund Brown v. Board of Education Oral History Project

Oct 12, 2023 at 03:17 pm by WGNS News

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. — Middle Tennessee State University’s Albert Gore Research Center has been awarded a $213,000 federal grant to fund the Brown v..... Read More

The July 2023 Unemployment Rate Makes History as the Lowest in Nearly 50 Years

Aug 17, 2023 at 04:25 pm by WGNS News

Tennessee made history in July when the state recorded its lowest unemployment rate since the federal government began tracking the statistic in 1976. According to the Departm.... Read More

The Juneteenth National Independence Day and a Step Into History with a 1949 Interview with a Man who was Once Held in Slavery

Jun 19, 2023 at 02:08 pm by WGNS News

  During the first half of the program, CBS news highlights June 19th, known as JuneTeenth - and WGNS' Scott Walker spoke to Vonchelle Stembridge about the historic Brad.... Read More

COMMENTARY: Changes in TV that led to Changes in Television Broadcast History

Jun 12, 2023 at 11:17 pm by WGNS News

Between 1939 and 1948, there were changes that took place on TV that changed television broadcast history. With an interesting commentary on those changes that had an impact o.... Read More

History-making MTSU Equestrian team Wins first Western National Championship

May 26, 2023 at 01:26 pm by WGNS News

Photo Above This Article: Keeping the tradition of biting medals they just received, Middle Tennessee State University equestrian team members include, from left, coach Ariel.... Read More
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Pioneer Days at Cannonsburgh Village - Photos from the Annual Event held on Saturday (04/22/23) in Murfreesboro

Apr 22, 2023 at 08:50 pm by WGNS News

MURFREESBORO, TENN. - Pioneer Days was this past Saturday in Rutherford County. The annual event was held at Cannonsburgh Village on Saturday (April 22 2023). Both young and.... Read More

LGBT+ College Conference Keynote Speaker, Author to Discuss PRIDE Symbol’s Holocaust History at MTSU

Apr 10, 2023 at 02:05 pm by WGNS News

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. — A scholar of American and German LGBTQ+ history will give a public talk during the upcoming LGBT Plus College Conference hosted at M.... Read More

MTSU NAACP president, history professor to headline MLK observance at Student Union Jan. 16

Jan 09, 2023 at 02:55 pm by WGNS News

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. — Middle Tennessee State University will observe the 27th anniversary of Martin Luther King Jr. Day, and a special evening ceremony an.... Read More

OPINION by Mike Sparks: John DeBerry a ‘Rock Star Advocate’ for Patriotism and Loving Thy Neighbor

Oct 12, 2022 at 09:25 am by WGNS Radio News

OPINION: Rutherford County and our state are very rich in history. The recent visits by former Tennessee State Representative John DeBerry of Memphis at both World Outrea.... Read More

The Art of Product Placement Today Vs. the Days of Hamlet - Commentary by Dr. Larry Burriss

Sep 14, 2022 at 07:03 pm by WGNS News

Have you ever thought about product placement advertising in your favorite TV show or movie? Have you ever wondered if there were product placements Hamlet? With more on the.... Read More

Write a Letter to the Future City of LaVergne, TN - To Be Opened in 2072

Jul 14, 2022 at 01:13 pm by WGNS

(La Vergne, Tenn.) Citizens are encouraged to help fill the City of La Vergne's 50th anniversary time capsule by submitting a letter to the future. The time capsule will.... Read More

Flashback Frank - Place Names Part 2

Jun 23, 2022 at 07:35 am by WGNS

This is Flashback Frank of the Rutherford County Historical Society. Place names in Rutherford County…  We drive down a road or through a tiny community or past a.... Read More

Flashback Frank - Place Names Part 1

Jun 16, 2022 at 07:45 am by WGNS

This is Flashback Frank of the Rutherford County Historical Society. We’ve all done it; we’ve all wondered where certain names originated.  Names of communit.... Read More