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City Warrenton, North Carolina
Slogan Where the Community Comes Together
Frequency 1520 kHz
Format African American Variety
Power 5,000 watts daytime
1,000 watts Critical Hours
Class D
Facility ID 31897
Transmitter coordinates 36°24′18.00″N 78°8′0.00″W / 36.4050000°N 78.1333333°W / 36.4050000; -78.1333333
Callsign meaning WARRenton
Owner Quad Divisions, Inc DBA Darensburg Broadcasting
Website warr1520.com

WARR (1520 AM) is a radio station broadcasting an African American Variety format to the Warrenton, North Carolina, United States, area. The station is currently owned by Quad Divisions, Inc DBA Darensburg Broadcasting.

WARR went on the air in 1970 in Warren County, North Carolina. Transmitter output was 1000 watts at the time. The station was co-founded by Vernon Steed, owner of the Warren Theater. His partner was Jim Mayers, the owner of WSRC located in Durham, North Carolina at the time.[1] The transmitter power was later increased to 5000 watts during the daytime, but remained at 1000 watts during critical hours. WARR holds a daytime only license.

In 1994, the station was sold to the Johnson Media Group. In 2002, WARR was acquired by Quad Divisions, Inc doing business as Darensburg Broadcasting, headed by Logan James Darensburg, II. Currently, Reverend Dr. Lilipiana D. Darensburg serves as General Manager and President of the station.

During 2011, WARR aired some North Carolina Central University sports events.[2]


  1. ^ WARR Website - History of the Station
  2. ^ "The shots not to be heard around the Triangle," The Herald-Sun, December 1, 2011, p. B1.

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