WANM began broadcasting on January 23, 1976, as WAMF. Its original programming was Jazz until 1998. The change in format included the adoption of “The Flava Station” as its tag line. The station currently has over 40 student workers and volunteers who program, operate and manage the day-to-day operations. The station, which broadcasts with 1600 watts and operates 24 hours a day, 365 days per year, has a large and diverse listening audience comprised of high school and college students, professional and non-professional adults. The station’s format includes Gospel, Jazz, Blues, Soul, R&B, Hip-Hop & Reggae. In addition to music, WANM carries the Associated Press (AP) News Service, produces news- and sportscast, current event/pop culture talk show and sports call-in show. WANM also provides coverage of FAMU convocations, athletic and other important campus events.