Since 1947, WGNS has been taken seriously our commitment to Rutherford County. The "GNS" in Good Neighbor Station is something we work each day to uphold.
CBS News Radio Coming
With that, we are constantly looking for ways to better keep you informed on what's happening here and around the world. That's why we will soon become an affiliate of CBS News Radio. The network is the oldest unit of the CBS Corporation. It was founded in 1927 with 47 affiliates. Now, there are over 1,000 affiliates across the country. NewsRadio WGNS was actually an affiliate of CBS in the 1970's. Along with hourly newscasts, features like the Osgood File with Charles Osgood and Dave Ross will become part of the WGNS family. The network's oldest program, the CBS World News Roundup, will also air each weekday at 7am. It's been on the air since the network began in 1927 with names like Edward R. Murrow and Walter Cronkite anchoring the program in the past. Steve Kathan is the current and longtime anchor.
Along with a change to CBS, we have unveiled a new logo. It represents a continuing commitment to Rutherford County. We have incorporated the most recognizable photo of the county as part of the logo. The Rutherford County Courthouse cupola adorns the logo, along with all of the station's frequencies and website. In addition, the logo's colors are MTSU blue and white. WGNS has partnered with MTSU to promote not only academics and community involvement but also athletics as the flagship station for football, men's and women's basketball.
Because of YOU, our wonderful listeners and online viewers, you've made WGNS the fastest growing name in Rutherford County news. As we continue to grow, we'll do so as NewsRadio WGNS. Bringing NewsRadio to our name means furthering our commitment to giving you the most local information possible. Whether it's online, on-air, on your phone or all three, we feel honored that you trust us to deliver the most accurate news.
From Murfreesboro Post Contributor Dan Whittle's article:
In addition to affiliating with CBS, the station also broadened its regional news coverage by announcing cooperative news-sharing agreements with Murfreesboro's Post newspaper.
"With these new affiliations, WGNS listeners can be assured of knowing what's going on in our home county, the region, state, nation and world," Barrett added. "This makes us a more complete information station, whether it's prep, college and professional sports coverage, to local government and important social events, such as informing the community that the family of a 5-year-old leukemia victim needs help with medical costs."
The Post President and Publisher Ron Fryar added: "It is really exciting to be able to be included in this new partnership. To bring a truly independent and local voice with local news coverage from an independently owned local newspaper as well as an independently owned local radio station, in addition to the broadcast power of CBS and Channel 5, bodes well for the area we serve."
READ THE STORY ABOUT THE CHANGES AT NEWSRADIO WGNS IN THIS MURFREESBORO POST ARTICLE
More News Coming
We're not through. We are working each day to broaden affiliations with partners across Middle Tennessee to make sure NewsRadio WGNS listeners and WGNSRadio.com viewers are completely informed. Be sure to stay tuned for new, exciting announcements from YOUR Rutherford County radio and information station. We're growing to better serve you!