WGNS Radio turns 70 years old!

(Editor’s note from Frank Caperton): No one who is a bigger fan of WGNS Radio than me.  I moved to Murfreesboro in 1984 and instantly fell for the sounds of the 50’s and 60’s coming from 1450AM.  I learned how WGNS Radio contributes to the sense of community we’ve all…

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Daylighting of Murfreesboro’s Town Creek to begin Summer, 2017

WGNS Radio (www.wgnsradio.com), December 16, 2016 The Murfreesboro City Council voted Thursday to authorize Griggs & Maloney Engineering to conduct planning and design phase of “daylighting” Town Creek from Murfree Springs to South Church Street. Phase 1 of the Town Creek remediation project would not exceed $128,550. Construction could begin…

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Oaklands Candlelight Tour of Homes was a Hit

Sunday, December 4, 2016 Last night saw approximately 250 visitors to the Ransom School House as part of the 33rd Oaklands Candlelight Tour of Homes.  All were warmly greeted, serenaded with Christmas carols by the Middle Tennessee Christian School choir; many visitors left as brand new members of the Rutherford…

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Rutherford County Christmas Tree Lighting

Call it what you will but the Christmas tree lighting at the historic Rutherford County Courthouse is magical.  To see thousands of citizens from our community gather around our 1859 Courthouse, sing carols, enjoy local business around the Square and come together as – wait, here’s that term again –…

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Past, future meet The Bottoms, Simmons Alley

Nancy De Gennaro, The Daily News Journal, November 27, 2016 MURFREESBORO — Gracie Turner knew when it “rained real hard,” she and her family would have to leave their home in the area known historically as The Bottoms for higher ground. “My daddy, he was resourceful. He would put our…

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A day at Oaklands Mansion

A Day at Oaklands Mansion, Frank Caperton, November 26, 2016 I visited Murfreesboro’s Oaklands Mansion on this beautiful afternoon.  Oaklands offers some of the finest Italianate architecture  I enjoy ‘gee-whiz’ facts including (thank you Oaklands Mansion for these incredible facts!): 1.  Wealthy Memphis widow Elizabeth Swope purchased Oaklands Mansion and the property…

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A day at the Sam Davis Home

A Day at the Sam Davis home, Frank Caperton, November 25, 2016 When was the last time you visited the Sam Davis Home and Plantation?  I’ll be the first to admit – it has been far too long since my last visit.  I spent a beautiful November afternoon at Smyrna’s…

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Murfreesboro’s SportsCom

Who remembers the day SportsCom opened? Many thanks to WGNS Radio, 1450AM or 101.9FM (www.wgnsradio.com) for documenting the opening of Murfreesboro’s  SportsCom! June, 1987: Joe B. Jackson was Murfreesboro Mayor; E.C. Fite, Jr. was City manager and such as John Pittard and Mary Hutta were on the City Council. Take…

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