On June 4, 2016, the airwaves of Nashville took a step closer to reflecting the exciting musical and cultural diversity of Music City U.S.A. with the launch of WXNA-FM “Low Power, High Voltage” Radio—a new, listener-supported, freeform community radio station that was build from scratch by seven Nashvillians who love music and good radio.
WXNA broadcasts at 101.5 MHz FM with an effective power of 100 watts, audible throughout Nashville's urban core.
WXNA can also be heard via streaming at wxnafm.org.
WXNA is wholly owned and operated by WRVU Friends and Family, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization founded in 2010 by former WRVU-FM DJs to oppose the sale of WRVU-FM’s broadcast license. WRVU-FM was Vanderbilt University's radio station, and was a beloved institution among music fans in Nashville. WRVU Friends and Family fought the sale but were not successful.
Once the sale was completed, our mission shifted to establishing a new independent, freeform radio station.
The WXNA Board of Directors (pictured above) includes DJs Roger Blanton (Delicious Elixir), Ashley Crownover (Set Records to Stun), Randy Fox (Hipbilly Jamboree), Jonathan Grigsby (Set Records to Stun), Heather Lose (Aging Hipster), Laura Powers (Needles + Pins), and Pete Wilson (Nashville Jumps).
WXNA features a freeform radio format similar to freeform radio stations as WFMU-FM Jersey City, NJ, KEXP-FM, Seattle and KALX-FM Berkley, CA.
WXNA aims to produce unusual and eclectic cultural programming that reflects Nashville’s rich history and cultural diversity. Follow us on Facebook or Twitter for updates and information regarding fundraising and volunteering.
July 18, 2016 - We Want the Airwaves, Baby! WXNA Takes Over Music City
July, 2016 - Nashville’s Newest Radio Station is Alive and Beaming
Jun 7, 2016 - WXNA brings freeform radio back to Nashville airwaves
Jun 6, 2016 - WXNA powers up, launching Nashville’s newest independent radio station in five years
Jun 2, 2016 - Five years after WRVU left the airwaves, community radio is back and better than ever on WXNA
May 31, 2016 - WXNA Announces Official Broadcast Debut
May 31, 2016 - “Freeform” Local Radio Station WXNA To Launch In Nashville
May 31, 2016 - WXNA Community Radio Takes to Nashville Airwaves on June 4
Mar 5, 2016 - WXNA brings community-driven radio to Nashville
Nov, 2015 - ROCK & ROLL RADIO, LET’S GO!
Sep 18, 2015 - Sep 3, 2015 - Nashville Five /// WXNA Radio
Feb 23, 2015 - Former Nashville radio station finds new life as low-power FM
Feb 13, 2015 - Pre-Valentine’s, Pre-Fundraiser Fundraiser For WXNA Tonight at Grimey’s Too!
Jun 16, 2011 - Beloved WRVU is no longer on the air. Has Nashville lost an irreplaceable institution, or gained an opportunity?
Jun 7, 2011 - Breaking: WRVU Purchased by WPLN, Will Become Classical Station
WXNA and WRVU Friends and Family have no connection to Vanderbilt University, Vanderbilt Student Media or the current online version of WRVU.