About us

Where the Community Comes Together

The radio station would not be where it is today, without our WARR 1520 Family, however, the lifeline of WARR 1520 depends heavily on its Listeners, Sponsors, Community Advertisers, and global marketers.  WARR 1520 thrives by the currency brought in by local, corporate, and National accounts.  WARR 1520 prides itself on being a positive, dependable resource for the community through public service and beyond.  WARR 1520 participates in providing quality community servicing by announcing community events, public service announcements and by being active in the community.  WARR 1520 is a community treasure and takes its leadership role in the community very serious.    

Our Company History

  • WARR went on the air in 1970 in Warren County, NC.
    The station started with only 1000 watts of broadcast strength.
    WARR 1520 transmitter power has increased to 5000 watts during the daytime &  Remains 1000 watts during critical hours.
  • Vernon Steed was the local owner and his partner Jim Mayers.
  • In 1994, ownership of the station was transferred to Johnson Media Group.
  • In 1998, Johnson Media Group moved the station to 109 Main St. in the town of
    Warrenton, NC.
  • In 2002, Quad Divisions, Inc. took over ownership of WARR, doing business as,
    Darensburg Broadcasting headed by Logan James Darensburg, II.
  • Logan Darensburg was a visionary that saw the station as an instrument with the potential to aid in community growth in a positive way and he was correct.
  • In 2004, the station increased in popularity and was in a strong growth pattern,
    and relocated to an expanded studio space at 824 US 158 West, in Warrenton, NC.
  • Currently, Rev. Dr. Lilipiana D. Darensburg serves as General Manager and
    President of WARR 1520.
  • During 2011, WARR aired some of North Carolina Central University sports events.
  • In 2019-2020 WARR has officially also become an FM station on 105.3!