WNIS is a news and talk radio station broadcasting at 790 AM in Norfolk, Virginia. It is owned by Sinclair Broadcast Group and is a sister station to Fox affiliate WVEC-TV. WNIS’s studios are located in Norfolk’s Waterside District, and its transmitter is located in Chesapeake.
WNIS signed on the air in 1947 as WHBG. The station was originally owned by the Hampton Roads Broadcasting Company and aired a variety of programming, including news, talk, music, and sports. In 1957, WHBG was purchased by the Norfolk Journal and Guide, a local African-American newspaper. The station was renamed WNIS in 1960.
WNIS has been a leader in the news and talk radio format in Hampton Roads for decades. The station features a lineup of local and national hosts, including Tony Mauro, Kerry Conley, and Mike Wise. WNIS also carries a variety of news and talk programming from Fox News Radio.
WNIS is a popular station in Hampton Roads, with a reach of over 500,000 people. The station is known for its strong local news coverage and its commitment to providing listeners with the information they need to make informed decisions.
In addition to its news and talk programming, WNIS also airs a variety of sports programming. The station is the flagship station for the Norfolk Tides, the Triple-A affiliate of the Baltimore Orioles. WNIS also carries college football and basketball games, as well as NASCAR races.
WNIS is a valuable resource for the Hampton Roads community. The station provides listeners with the news, information, and entertainment they need to stay informed and engaged.