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WREN  HISTORY

 YOUR FAVORITE OLDIES RADIO STATION

WREN Radio went on the air in Lawrence, Kansas, in 1926.

The call letters came from  LaWRENce  city name.

 

The station was owned by Bowersock Mills whose main product was Jenny Wren WREN relocated to Tonganoxie in 1932 (still owned by Bowersock) in a (then) state of the art Studio and transmitter building.Flour, and was the station’s first commercial advertiser.

 

The WREN bird statue that stands on Huntoon & Topeka Blvd. in Topeka was made and stood in front of the WREN Tonganoxie studios.

 

The station returned to Lawrence in the 40s to a magnificent building full of live performance studios. The station was located there until 1952 when it moved to Topeka, KS.

 

The station was purchased by former Kansas Governor and 1936 Presidential candidate, Alf Landon. His son-in-law, Phil Kassebaum, purchased the station from Mr. Landon and operated it until it was purchased by a Kansas City group.  The station went off the air in 1988.

 

Frank Chaffin & Les Glenn resurrected the once famous station as a streaming internet station in January of 2012. Today better known as WREN DIGITAL MEDIA.