Thursday, April 17, 2014

WNRR

This sticker from "Winner 98 FM" is proving to be a tough one to definitively identify.  Someone wrote "WNRR WI" on the back.  This 1973 Wisconsin Blue Book lists a WNRR in Neenah, WI.  This guy's LinkedIn page says that he was a weekend jock on WNRR in Appleton, WI in the late 1960s.  Both the 1968 and 1969 Broadcasting Yearbooks don't show a WNRR in their alphabetical list of all call letters.  A current check for stations licensed to these two cities don't show any that are close to the 98 FM frequency.  Anybody know what frequency, format and city of license this sticker is from? 

UPDATE:  See comments.

5 comments:

  1. Amazng that you unearthed this one Greg. WINNER 98 was a fictitious radio station that was the brainchild of I.R.C.A. member John Rieger from Milwaukee back in the 1970's. John produced professional looking weekly charts for the station, but I wasn't aware that he made a sticker. Not really sure if he actually got the station on the air as a pirate though.

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  2. There was a WNRR in Neenah Menasha back in the late 60's early 70's. I believe it was licensed to Neenah but was actually in an old mobile home (8ft by 30 ft or so) on South Kernan (sp) Rd. I actually visited it... in the middle of a field outside of Appleton Wi. Jox at that time...Terry Thompson, John Rammer, Neil Lorge. It wasn't there for long. I think it was sold. I had left for the military and when I came back it was gone. I want to say the frequency was actually 99. something but it was so long ago... But it was there and I was inside on my visit. Primitive facilities but sounded good, especially for the time.

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  3. In the Fall of 1972 I applied for and was granted the calls WNRR for an fm station at Bellevue, Ohio which I built and operated until sold in 2001. The calls are now WOHF. I had intended to use WNIR and call it "The WINNER" but WNIR was taken months earlier. Bob Ladd

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  4. In the Fall of 1972 I applied for and was granted the calls WNRR for an fm station at Bellevue, Ohio which I built and operated until sold in 2001. The calls are now WOHF. I had intended to use WNIR and call it "The WINNER" but WNIR was taken months earlier. Bob Ladd

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