WNSP became the country’s first all-sports station to broadcast on FM when it went on the air on Sept. 13, 1993. The station was founded by Tim Camp while under the ownership of Faulkner Media.
The station began with programming from the American Sports Radio Network before eventually becoming an affiliate of ESPN, broadcasting the first drive-time afternoon program, The Fabulous Sports Babe. Local programming started immediately with “The Morning Sports Center Show” hosted by Ron Anthony and Scott Harrison. WNSP became a Dallas Cowboys Affiliate in 1993 before switching to the New Orleans Saints by mid-season. That year WNSP also served as a Chicago Cubs affiliate.
“Talkin’ Football,” which is still on the air today, began airing in 1994. That same year WNSP became and Auburn affiliate and Mobile’s home for Tiger football and basketball.
WNSP became a part of Capitol Broadcasting in 1995 as part of a local marketing agreement between Capitol and Faulkner Media. Also in 1995, WNSP began its affiliation with the South Alabama Jaguars, with Lee Shirvanian joining the staff.
WNSP was purchased in 1997 by Dot Com Plus and moved from 555 Broadcast Drive to 1100 Dauphin Street (The former Smith Bakery Building). WNSP originates all local broadcasts from Dauphin Street to this day along with sister station WZEW 92.1 FM.
In March 2015, veteran journalist Randy Kennedy was hired as program director of WNSP and web editor of wnsp.com.
WNSP covers a variety of local sports including play by play of high school athletics, college football and the NFL.