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WANM-FM 90.5 renews FCC license

By Sterling Bright

WANM-FM 90.5Florida A&M University’s WANM-FM 90.5 renews its FCC license until February 2028. The FCC requires broadcast radio and television station to renew their licenses every eight years. 90.5 or better known on campus as the Flava station was approved for renewal on January 15th and will continue to broadcast 24/7.

Terrance Ward is the current director of WANM 90.5.

“Our goal is to take advantage of social distancing and see how we can apply it to new forms of media and to our current format while creating content for digital outlets,” said Ward.

WANM broadcasts over Tallahassee, Fl with 1600 watts and reaches a large audience of mostly high school and college students.Student in WANM studio

The station operates on a smooth format of Gospel, R&B, Old School, Soul, Hip-Hop, Reggae, and Jazz. They also show diversity from other college station and produce two newscasts per semester. As well as producing daily news and sports cast five times a week.

The station also incorporates work from University employees and allows students to become a part of the station and produce their own unique shows whether about sports, politics, or pop-culture.

The station has produced award winning shows including an IBS award for “Most Creative Program” with Nathan Vinson’s show “Music Spotlight”.

It also includes the high popular weekly sports talk show known as “The Playmakers” , which highlights the weekly news across the sports world.

For more information on WANM-FM 90.5 follow the station on social media, @905TheFlava on Instagram, Twitter & Facebook.