WXNA Community Radio Takes to Nashville Airwaves on June 4
“Low Power, High Voltage” freeform station 101.5 FM will reach more than 600,000
Nashville, TN – (May 31, 2016) WXNA-LPFM “Low Power, High Voltage Radio” will make its official on-air debut on June 4, 2016, exactly 18 months to the day since the Nashville-based, non-profit, listener-supported community radio station received its construction permit from the Federal Communications Commission.
The station’s first broadcasting day begins at 10:00 a.m. Central Time with a special opening ceremony followed by the official broadcast debut at 10:15 a.m., in honor of the station’s frequency, 101.5 FM. Special programming featuring commentary from the station’s board of directors and a sampling of WXNA’s freeform music format follows. The festivities continue throughout the weekend as WXNA’s local, volunteer DJs appear on air throughout Saturday and Sunday to discuss and preview the more than 120 hours of locally generated programming that will debut when the regular schedule begins on 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 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.”
WXNA will broadcast at 101.5 MHz FM with an effective power of 100 watts. The station’s signal is expected to reach 425,000 listeners in its primary broadcast area of Nashville’s urban core, an additional 215,000 listeners in its broad coverage area, and a worldwide audience through online streaming and through the TuneIn app.
For more information, visit the WXNA Facebook page. Direct press inquiries to Randy Fox at 615-228-8105 and firstname.lastname@example.org or Heather Lose at 618-319-0460 and email@example.com.