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Campus Radio - WNSB 91.1


Memberfest 2018

WNSB on-air Membership Campaign, April 16-23 - Give Now


Our students gain valuable broadcasting experience through our radio station, which is sponsored by our corporate sponsors, grants, state appropriations and the Hot 91 members. Listen live to "Hot 91" on your computer or web capable mobile device. 


WNSB first signed on the air February 22, 1980 from Norfolk State University's James Hugo Madison Hall. The 1,000 watt non-commercial radio station broadcasted only five hours per day, mostly instructional programming.

The radio station was the dream of Dr. Wilbert D. Edgerton the first Chair of the Department of Mass Communications & Journalism (deceased), Dr. Georgia Ryder, Dean of what is now the College of Liberal Arts and former Chair of the Music Department (deceased) and Dr. Melvin Smith, NSU Administrator (deceased). Dr. Stanley Tickton was a consultant on the legal aspects of forming a station. read more

Station Information

Call Letter: WNSB
Market: Norfolk, VA
Format: Urban
Frequency: 91.1 FM
Power: 8.1 kW 
Owner: Norfolk State University
General Manager: Edith J. Thorpe
Program Director: Douglas Perry
Traffic Dir.: Benita Debreaux

Office Ph: (757) 823-9672
Contest / Request Line: (757) 823-9110