WDNG (1450 AM, “My 95 FM”) is a commercial radio service licensed to cover Anniston, Alabama, USA. Owned by Stocks Media, Inc, the station airs an adult contemporary programming. Branded as My 95, the service caters to the crowd above 30. After switching from news/talk format to AC music genre in 2008, the station chose to be the sister station of WFHK. It offers live streaming and is available in the mobile app too for music fans from around the world.
History of My 95 FM:
The station’s news department history is accomplished with many state and regional awards for reporting area news. Below are the glimpses of essential events in the channel’s timeline.
In 1959, WDNG covered local news and had been the only service to offer live coverage of Freedom Riders bus burning in Anniston on May 14, 1961. The station’s transmitter building was bombarded in the 1960s for covering up to the minute updates on the Civil Rights Movement.
From 1983-1990, WDNG gradually changed to a news/talk format. In September 2012, the station’s service discontinued for technical issues for about a month. Soon after the absolute ownership of Charles Fuller, the co-founder of the station. WDNG resumed airing in October 2012.
In 2013, Charles’s daughter, Charlene Fuller-Gossett, founded the news department that not only broadcast news about government but also crimes in Anniston. In early 2014, during winter storms, WDNG was the only radio service to provide top of the hour weather and road updates. Addition to this, the news department also covered primary and general elections. In April 2016 the station sought approval to move the newly purchased translator in the area of Talladega to Anniston to simulcast the service, coming on the air in December 2016.
WDNG is both, AM (1450 kHz) and FM (95.1 MHz) service. W236CQ in at 95.1 FM is its translator in Anniston. Licensed Class C, the station’s facility ID is 71344. Its ERP is 1000, Watts. With a non-directional antenna pattern, its digital status in analogue.
Programs and Presenters:
The station now plays classic hits of the 70s, 80s, and 90s and the present times. Besides playing the hit numbers, the service also covers community happenings, advertisements, and announcements.
Service carries FOX NEWS and the live local news on the morning program Monday-Friday.
On the weekends, the station continues the music, but also have a few 1980s kind of programs:
Saturdays from noon till 4:00 PM, the channel plays “Replay of Casey Kasem’s American Top 40”. The station also has former MTV VJ, Nina Blackwood doing an 80s program called “Retropop Reunion” w/ Joe Cortez. Lisa Cargoes on the air in the morning with classic hits whereas Derek Ford is the midday guy on My 95.
Station address:1115, Leighton Avenue, Anniston, AL 36201
Official Website: https://my95music.com/