About CHOICE 106.9 FM & 980 AM WRNE
Everybody in Northwest Florida agrees that if you want to know what’s going on in the community, you listen to CHOICE 106.9 FM & 980 AM WRNE. The stations’ DJs, advertisers, announcers and program hosts will let you know about all of the important news and area events.
CHOICE 106.9 FM & 980 AM WRNE has a twenty-four year committed community history in serving Escambia, Santa Rosa, Okaloosa and Walton Counties in Northwest Florida. Serving the Northwest Florida community is possible since 980 AM WRNE has the largest coverage of any AM station in the area with an audible signal in portions of Panama City, Florida to Mobile, Alabama.
The stations have one of the oldest formats: Urban Adult music with some Gospel music and News, Talk and Information to the adult African American population along with three hours of Hispanic programming on weekends from 7:00 pm-10:00 pm.
The stations are an affiliate of Culumus programming in Dallas, Texas, which provide satellite music, and Sheridan Broadcasting Network/American Urban Information Radio from Pittsburg, Pennsylvania that carries the nationally syndicated Doug Banks Show and national news.
Hill, a forty-year veteran who has worked at stations throughout the Southeastern parts of the United States and oversees, hosts the morning show, Hill in the Morning. Additionally, the stations have niched out a loyal audience with several hours of daily gospel programming and local and national news and talk.
Over forty people appear weekly on the airwaves of CHOICE 106.9 FM & 980 AM WRNE covering issues of community interest such as health, politics, social issues, finance and general talk subjects.
Over the years, individuals such as former President Bill Clinton, former Vice President Al Gore, Reverend Jessie Jackson, Reverend Al Sharpton and former politician and now talk show host Joe Scarborough, along with many members of congress, authors, and celebrities have been distinguished guests of CHOICE 106.9 FM & 980 AM WRNE.
In 2014, to continue to meet the needs of the community, CHOICE 106.9 FM & 980 AM WRNE started to work with area employers to air over 2000 local job openings.
Every year, CHOICE 106.9 FM & 980 AM WRNE raises over $50,000 for area charities and helps to feed the homeless and hungry. These are just some of the things that CHOICE 106.9 FM & 980 AM WRNE is about – so listen, advertise with us, or be our guest and join us in serving our community with commitment.