Friday, January 6, 2017

WRNI

A static cling postcard sticker from WRNI in Providence, Rhode Island.  1290 AM went on the air in 1947 as WDEM and was a Top-40 station in the 1960s and 70s as WICE.  In 1998, Boston University's WBUR bought what was then Portuguese-language WRCP for almost $2 million and switched call letters to WRNI.  A very controversial sale of the station a few years later resulted in investigations and resignations triggered by the local donors who contributed money to buy both WRNI and sister station WXNI from their previous owners.
WRNI is currently owned by Rhode Island Public Radio and carries Spanish-language public radio programming.

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