WNAA-FM was established in 1979 as a direct outgrowth of A&T’s first radio station, WANT-AM, which was built in 1966 by electronics students (including current General Manager Tony Welborne) "as a class project. WNAA operated from 1979 to 1985 as a local Greensboro station, serving the campus and small areas of the city with 10 watts of power. In 1985, the station was granted permission to upgrade to a full power noncommercial FM stereo station.
WNAA now operates with 10,000 watts at 90.1 MHz on the FM dial, and has a licensed coverage area of 35 to 45 miles (56–64 km). The station experiences an actual coverage area of 35 to 55 miles (56–88 km) in most directions. WNAA is licensed to serve the Greensboro, High Point, Winston-Salem metropolitan radio market. This area, coupled with the secondary coverage area allows WNAA to cover a 14 county area in Northern Piedmont North Carolina and Southwestern Virginia.
Mark T. Gibson is the Senior Pastor of Redeeming Love Missionary Baptist Church of Raleigh, NC.
Born and educated in Washington, DC, he holds a B.A. in Political Science from Johnson C. Smith University in Charlotte, NC; a M.A. in Student Personnel Services from Indiana University of Pennsylvania; a M.Div from Shaw University and is currently working on his D.Min in Pastoral Leadership at Campbell University. He retired from higher education as a Student Affairs professional after 32 years of service.
He is the loving husband of Margo Rice Gibson, proud father of four sons: the late Mark Thomas Gibson, II; Lamont Junious (Atlanta, GA); Myles Tyler and Matthew Trenton (“Trent”) and one daughter, Chelsey. Grandfather of two grandchildren: Malachi Joshua and Nola Grace. He is the fourth of five sons, and had an identical twin brother, Paul.
Mark spent 25 years as Volunteer Announcer with the First Light at 90.1 WNAA and has now returned after 17 years away from the microphone to host Tuesday Mornings “Gospel According to Mark” 6AM to 10AM. Mark previously worked for 97.1 WQMG’s Sunday Morning Gospel Flight for 2 years before leaving to pastor.