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. 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 Darensburg.