About

WLNI, Lynchburg’s News and Information Station, delivers the latest local news, information, and conversation to the Lynchburg area using a variety of platforms.  

WLNI broadcasts on 105.9 FM in Lynchburg, Amherst, Bedford, and Campbell Counties. It can also be heard at Smith Mountain Lake.   WLNI’s live broadcast is also available on WLNI.comAlexa, and TuneIn.

 

WLNI is the Lynchburg home for many of the nation’s top-rated talk programs, including Brian Kilmeade, Dan Bongino, and Sean Hannity.

The station also offers plenty of local programming, including The Morning Line from 6 to 9am and the Sportsline from 5 to 7pm.  Both local shows feature conversations with listeners and newsmakers about the issues of the day.

WLNI also has large and varied offering of local programs from 7am to 2pm Staurdays as well.

WLNI is also committed to reporting relevant news for the Lynchburg area.  The station is a Fox News affiliate.  In addition to regular national and local newscasts throughout the day, WLNI local news is also distributed via our website, WLNI.com, and social media channels such as Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

History

WLNI has a rich history in the community.  It started in 1994 as Lynchburg’s first full-time talk FM.    3 Daughters Media took over the station in 1998, broadcasting from a studio in Madison Heights.

In 2004, the station was purchased by North Carolina-based Centennial Broadcasting and the studio moved to the midtown Lynchburg near the Plaza Shopping Center.

 

In 2013, Roanoke-based Wheeler Broadcasting purchased WLNI to join its eight-station group based in Roanoke.   The studio moved to its current location in the community of Wyndhurst.

 

Locally-owned James River Media purchased WLNI in August 2020 to operate as a stand-alone station and help restore its focus on Lynchburg-area news and issues. 

 

Awards

WLNI has received numerous awards from the Virginia Association of Broadcasters for its news coverage and programming over the years, including:

2012 Best Human Interest Series for “Living History: the Civil War in Central Virginia”

2010 Best Human Interest Series: “Surviving Summer with your Kids”

2010 Best Morning Show

2010 Best Documentary:  Camille Remembered

2009 Best Morning Show

In the community

WLNI has a history of serving the Lynchburg community, partnering with a variety of local organizations to help worthwhile causes.

Listeners can ask elected officials and community leaders questions directly on WLNI programs.

We also feature the accomplishments of area young people and adults in our regular segments Building Our Community and Heroes at Home.