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.