Monday, November 20, 2023

Nashville Radio: WENO The Flames Adds Talk Programming

The John Fredericks Media Network (JFMN), now the third largest independent News/Talk Radio Network in America, announces the launch of its newest radio affiliate, iconic WENO 760 AM in Nashville.

Rebranded as News/Talk AM 760 The Flame, WENO is operated by the Fredericks Media Network while the final sale of the station and its license application is reviewed by the FCC, a process that normally takes about 90 days.

The Nashville expansion comes on the heels of Fredericks’ pending acquisition of two radio stations in the Pittsburgh, PA market earlier this year, branded as Pittsburgh News/Talk. The new Pittsburgh network includes WCNS AM 1480 and 107.5 FM and WXJX AM 910 and 98.7 FM. Both are managed by JFRN and operate under an LMA while awaiting final FCC approval.

Stephen K. Bannon, who along with Fredericks carries four hours of daily live programming on the network, launched his now number-one show in America – War Room on JFMN in October 2019.

“War Room is honored to launch in Nashville with the John Fredericks Radio Network on WENO 760 “The Flame,” General Andrew Jackson is one of America’s greatest field commanders and Presidents and his spirit lives at The Hermitage and in the hearts of The Volunteers of Tennessee.”

“War Room looks forward to doing its role in igniting a new cultural Renaissance that emanates from this great city’s entertainment industry built upon Christian and American Values,” said Bannon.

John Fredericks, who hosts the 6-10:00 AM EST morning show on his network, issued the following statement: “As our stations in Philadelphia have thrived and shown stunning growth, we thought it was critical to bookend the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania with Pittsburgh, giving us robust reach in both dense population centers.”

“We offer listeners in Pittsburgh’s Westmoreland County and now Nashville, Tennessee an exciting news-talk alternative that breaths oxygen into a stale and boring ring of warmed-over RINO syndicated hosts on the conservative news/talk syndication circuit.”

“Our Nashville acquisition gives us a base of operations in the mid-south as we expand along the spine of the Atlantic coast. Nashville is a high-growth city and an important cultural center of our movement. We will be competing there with the biggest talk station conglomerates in the nation, including Cumulus and iHeart. We will offer Nashville listeners a dynamic alternative choice,” added Fredericks. “Our combination of live talk and live major sports have built a very vibrant and loyal audience across our platforms.”

The terrestrial radio network of JFMN now includes:
  • WENO AM 760 – Nashville, TN
  • WCNS AM 1480, 107.5 FM and WXJX AM 910, 98.7 FM – Pittsburgh, PA
  • WJFP AM 740 and 103.3 FM – Philadelphia, PA and Wilmington, DE
  • WJFN AM 820, 107.7 FM and 92.7 FM – Richmond, VA
  • WJFN FM 100.5 FM – Richmond-Charlottesville, VA
  • WJFV AM 1650 – Norfolk-Hampton Roads, VA
  • WMLB AM 1690 – Atlanta, GA

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