“Freeform” Local Radio Station WXNA To Launch In Nashville


WXNA-LPFM, a non-profit, listener-supported community radio station will make its on-air debut in Nashville on June 4 at 10:15 a.m. CT. Special programming will include WXNA’s local, volunteer DJs appearing on air on Saturday and Sunday to preview the station’s programming.

The freeform format will include more than 120 hours of locally generated programming, which will debut when the station’s regular schedule begins Monday, June 6.

“WXNA will feature more than 80 programs designed to be as exciting, varied and unique as Nashville’s music, art and cultural scenes,” programming director Randy Fox says. “There will be individual specialty shows focusing on the many flavors of rock’n’roll, soul, country, funk, jazz, blues, electronica, traditional pop vocals, movie soundtracks and much more. We’ll also feature a variety of talk shows that will examine community issues and culture, food, health issues, Nashville’s stand-up comedy scene and many other topics.”

The “Low Power, High Voltage Radio” station will broadcast at 101.5 FM, with effective power of 100 watts. The station is expected to reach 425,000 listeners in Nashville’s urban core, with an additional 215,000 listeners in its coverage area, as well as additional listeners through online streaming and the TuneIn app.

“The letter X signifies many things,” WXNA board president Heather Lose says. “I like to see it as a physical symbol of a meeting place or a crossing point. We want WXNA to be a cultural meeting place for all the voices in our city, dedicated to free expression, community-building and preservation of all genres of music. WXNA’s success is not guaranteed. We have gotten this far—which is a big accomplishment—and we are grateful to everyone who has helped. From this point forward, we will need Nashville’s continued love and support to maintain, grow, and allow WXNA to reach its full potential.”


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