WNSP was started by Tim Camp while under the ownership of Faulkner Media. The station went on the air on September 11th, 1993 and was the Nation’s first Sports Station to broadcast on the FM. WNSP began with programming from the American Sports Radio Network. Over the years the station aired programming from One-on-One sports and Sporting News Radio.
WNSP eventually became an affiliate of ESPN with the first drive time afternoon program… The Fabulous Sports Babe. Local programming started with “The Morning Sports Center Show” which was hosted by Ron Anthony and Scott Harrison back in 1993. At that time WNSP’s Play-by-Play of various basketball games; Mobile College, Bishop State, Springhill College was handled by Chris Corragio and Randy Tatano. WNSP became a Dallas Cowboys Affiliate in 1993 switching over to The New Orleans Saints by mid-season. That year WNSP also served as a Chicago Cubs affiliate.
WNSP began airing two programs in 1994 that still run today! Talkin’ Football and My Blood Runs Crimson. 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. That same year WNSP began it’s affiliation with the South Alabama Jaguars. This was also the historic day that Lee Shirvanian became a part of “The Family”. What a day that was!
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.
WNSP covers a variety of local sports including play by play of: High School Athletics, NCAA Football, The NFL on NBC and the New Orleans Saints.