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 » Northern Neck & Middle Peninsula
This page list ALL of the home stations in the Northern Neck/Middle Peninsula area. Note that some stations considered out-of-market and/or fringe (rimshot) are also included. This type of station will put in a listenable signal to certain parts of the area and sometimes will garner enough listener-/viewership to register in ratings "books"...

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The Spot Factory

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FM Radio [87.7MHz~107.9MHz]

WHRG
88.5
203B1
NPR, Speakeasy, AltRadio Format: News/Public Affairs/NPR // WHRV Norfolk VA
On-Air Positioning: 89.5 WHRV
Community Of License: Gloucester Point VA
Owner: Hampton Roads Educational Telecommunications Association
HD Radio™: HD1 - Format: News/Public Affairs/NPR
          On-Air Positioning:
89.5 WHRV
HD2 - Format: Talk
          On-Air Positioning:
SpeakEasy
HD3 - Format: Adult Album Alternative
          On-Air Positioning:
AltRadio
RDS: PS (Program Service) WHRV HD | 89-5 NPR
TA (Traffic Announcement): No
PTY (Program Type): Public
Website: whro.org/home/publicradio/whrv
Internet Audio Streams: LISTEN LIVE! LISTEN LIVE!
Facilities: 400.16' 8kW / Directional Antenna
Service Designation: FM — Full Service FM Station / Class B1
Transmitter Site: 37° 43' 0" N 77° 38' 2" W
FCC Facility ID: 173962
EMAIL CHANGES TO VARTV.com Frequency Background:

Started broadcasting HD Radio in April 2012. Signed-on Saturday 4/2/2011 at 2:30 p.m. Took the call letters WHRG on 6/18/2010. Construction Permit granted on 6/9/2010.


WCNV
89.1
206A
WCNV Format: Classical/Jazz/Public Affairs//WCVE-FM Richmond VA
On-Air Positioning: 88.9 WCVE
Community Of License: Heathsville VA
Owner: Commonwealth Public Broadcasting Corporation
Website: ideastations.org/wcvefm
Internet Audio Stream: LISTEN LIVE! LISTEN LIVE!
Facilities: 305' 5 kW / Directional Antenna
Service Designation: FM — Full Service FM Station / Class A
Transmitter Site: 37° 54' 22" N 76° 29' 9" W
FCC Facility ID: 90292
EMAIL CHANGES TO VARTV.com Frequency Background:

Was to be on the air June 2006 but delays pushed back the sign-on date until late 2/2007. The station said, "One big reason for the delay is the actual build of the antenna. The steel that goes into the construction of the antenna comes from overseas, and there is presently a steel shortage. That situation will be remedied shortly. We are also waiting on approval from the FCC regarding alterations we have made with the signal pattern that will allow us to increase our over-land coverage so we can reach as many listener as possible in the Northern Neck." The original CP (Construction Permit) was granted on 4/13/2004. Took the call letters WCNV on 4/27/2004. The station is directional to the SE somewhat to protect sister station WCVE. This is a satellite station for WCVE-FM/88.9 Richmond.


WHRJ
89.9
210A
Classical, Connoisseur Classics, The 1920's Radio Network Format: Classical // WHRO-FM Norfolk VA
On-Air Positioning: 90.3 WHRO
Community Of License: Gloucester Court House VA
Owner: Hampton Roads Educational Telecommunications Association
HD Radio™: HD1 - Format: Classical
          On-Air Positioning:
90.3 WHRO
HD2 - Format: Classic Classical
          On-Air Positioning:
Connoisseur Classics
HD3 - Format: Big Band/Nostalgia/Old Time Radio
          On-Air Positioning:
The 20's Radio Network
RDS: PS (Program Service) WHRO90-3|NPR HD
TA (Traffic Announcement): No
PTY (Program Type): Classical
Website: whro.org/home/publicradio/whro
Internet Audio Streams: LISTEN LIVE! LISTEN LIVE!
Facilities: 274.28' .75 kW / Directional Antenna
Service Designation: FM — Full Service FM Station / Class A
Transmitter Site: 37° 24' 36" N 76° 32' 52" W
FCC Facility ID: 173971
EMAIL CHANGES TO VARTV.com Frequency Background:

Started broadcasting HD Radio in April 2012. Increased power to 750 watts in early Spring 2012. Signed-on Tuesday 4/19/2011 at 4:30 p.m. Changed the call letters from WHRX to WHRJ on 1/17/11. Took the call letters WHRX on 11/30/2009. Construction Permit granted on 7/9/2009.


WTYD
92.3
222A
WTYD Format: Album Adult Alternative
On-Air Positioning: 92.3 The Tide
Community Of License: Deltaville VA
Owner: Davis Media
HD Radio™: Not Licensed
RDS: No
Website: tideradio.com
Internet Audio Stream: LISTEN LIVE! LISTEN LIVE!
Facilities: 525' 2.4 kW
Service Designation: FM – Full Service FM Station / Class A
Transmitter Site: 37° 29' 37" N 76° 26' 30" W
FCC Facility ID: 86175
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Started Internet streaming on Friday 3/10/2006. Moved the WTYD call letters from 107.9 to 92.3 (previously WSRV) on 12/9/2005 in anticipation of the breaking of the simulcast, to a single frequency, with the Triple A formatted 107.9/West Point. Davis Media, whose only station at the time was Triple A "107-9 The Tide" WYTD West Point/Williamsburg, agreed to purchase Bullseye Broadcasting's 50s-70s Oldies "Surf 92.3" WSRV Deltaville/Gloucester in August 2005 for $850,000 and immediately started a LMA (local marketing agreement). Davis Media purchased WWBR/107.9 (now WTYD) from Jim Campana's Winner Broadcasting. Bullseye Broadcasting was another company of Jim's. Jim passed away October 2004. His widow Sherry Campana took over both companies and ends up selling both stations to Davis Media. The 92.3 frequency signed on January 5, 1999 with an oldies format from Westwood One. In May, 2003, they dropped Westwood One in favor of "Local and Live" programming; continuing to program "Oldies" from the late 50s thru early 70s. Late 2002, "The One and Only Oldies Station" slogan was dropped in favor of "The Greatest Hits of All Time." They targeted a 35+ audience on the Mid-Peninsula, Newport News and Williamsburg with music, news, sports, traffic and William & Mary football and Basketball. When Hampton Roads lost their only Oldies station in January of 2001 (regained one in December 2001), this station got noticed, picked up some listeners and started to show up on Arbitron's "radar screens." WSRV built new studios in the Spring of 2003 in historic Gloucester Court House at 6558 Main Street.


WMDM
97.7
249A
WMDM Format: Classic Rock
On-Air Positioning: 97-7 The Rocket
Community Of License: Lexington Park MD
Owner: Somar Communications Inc
Website: 977therocket.com
Internet Audio Stream: LISTEN LIVE! LISTEN LIVE!
Facilities: 298' 3.3 kW
Service Designation: FM — Full Service FM Station / Class A
Transmitter Site: 38° 16' 57" N 76° 33' 35" W
FCC Facility ID: 61314
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On 3/11/2011, WMDM flipped the format to Classic Rock from Soft AC "Easy 97.7" using "97-7 The Rocket." On 11/30/2009 and after doing CHR for just seven months, WMDM changes format to Easy Listening as "Easy 97.7." On 4/21/2009, the "The Rocket" branding was brought back, with the format switched to Contemporary Hit Radio from Hot AC "Magic 97.7." Was Mainstream Rock as "97-7 The Rocket" until late March 2009. Changed call letters back to the station's original calls of WMDM from WYRX on 3/4/2009. Changed call letters back to WYRX from WRKZ on 1/22/2008. Changed call letters from WYRX to WRKZ on 9/12/2007. Changed the long time call letters of WMDM for WYRX on 7/6/2006. In late 5/2006, the station dropped (50-70s) "Oldies 97.7" for Modern Rock/Alternative -- "97-7 The Rocket, Southern Maryland's New Rock Alternative." Somar (the then current owners) picked up "Moondog" to run its stations (WMDM/97.7, WSMD/98.3, WKIK/102.9, WPTX/1690) a couple of months previous to the format flip. In early 6/2006, Moondog said to a local newspaper "What will you hear (on the new 97.7)?... Rage Against the Machine, Butthole Surfers, whatever … There’s no corporate VP telling me to play these 5 songs every week.” Eight days later, the same newspaper reports that the owners had canned Moondog. Quickly in mid-6/2006, 97.7 morphed into Mainstream Rock -- "97-7 The Rocket, Southern Maryland's Rock Station." Provides pretty good coverage on the Northern Neck. Can also be heard in DC's southeastern suburbs. Used to be "Power 97.7" with a Hot AC/CHR format. Then they switched it to Legendary Rock - 97.7 as some sort of classic rock/hits mix. Then to Westwood One's Country "97-7 The Bay".


WSMD
98.3
252A
WSMD Format: Mainstream AC
On-Air Positioning: Star 98.3
Community Of License: Mechanicsville MD
Owner: Somar Communications Inc
Website: star983.com
Internet Audio Stream: LISTEN LIVE! LISTEN LIVE!
Facilities: 328' 3 kW
Service Designation: FM — Full Service FM Station / Class A
Transmitter Site: 38° 24' 49" N 76° 46' 31" W
FCC Facility ID: 60776
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Changed formats from Classic Hits to Mainstream AC on 4/22/2006. Best heard on the Northern Neck. Originally signed on as WQMR as "98.3 Star FM" as a very odd mix of classic hits/'70s and '80s pop with current CHR. For weeks a format change was planned back in the early '90s then became "Star 98.3" - same music but new jingles and dumped the jocks for automation. In the late 90s, WSMD played the song "Macarena" over and over again for almost the entire weekend which prompted tons of calls to the Charles/St. Mary's 911 system (listeners thought their was trouble at the station). It was a stunt - and format was switched to all classic hits. Also broadcasts the Baltimore Ravens football. Owned by Somar Communications along with WKIK 1560 AM and 102.9 WKIK-FM.


WXGM
99.1
256A
WXGM Format: Adult Contemporary
On-Air Positioning: Xtra 99.1
RDS: PS (Program Service) XTRA99-1
TA (Traffic Announcement): No
PTY (Program Type): SOFT
Community Of License: Gloucester VA
Owner: WXGM Inc
Website: xtra99.com
Internet Audio Stream: LISTEN LIVE! LISTEN LIVE!
Facilities: 328' 6 kW
Service Designation: FM — Full Service FM Station / Class A
Transmitter Site: 37° 24' 36" N 76° 32' 52" W
FCC Facility ID: 74209
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Carries the Washington Redskins football games and is the flagship station for CNU football and basketball. WXGM is LIVE 6-11AM and from 2-7PM Monday thru Friday (with Harvey King there 30+ years) with the area's only local station that has a full-time news department; headed up by Reese Williams. Local newscasts can be heard at the top of every hour from 6-9AM following ABC News and live newscasts at the bottom of every hour during that same time period. The rest of the dayparts are filled with ABC Radio Networks satellite feed - "Starstation." Xtra has a heavy community involvement in all of their listening area which includes all of the Middle Peninsula, West Point, York County, Williamsburg and James City County. WXGM is the official Coleman Bridge connection station. Even though WXGM primarily serves the Middle Peninsula and Northern Neck, it garners listeners on the Lower Peninsula and shows-up in the Arbitron ratings. They used to simulcast on their AM side (WXGM-AM) but that was dropped on 8/1/03. Signed-on in July 1991 with an AC format currently heard.


WKWI
101.7
269A
WKWI Format: AC
On-Air Positioning: 101-7 Bay FM
RDS: PS (Program Service) WKWI1017
TA (Traffic Announcement): NO
PTY (Program Type): ADULT
Community Of License: Kilmarnock VA
Owner: Two Rivers Communications
Website: middlenecknews.com/pages/8753467.php
Internet Audio Stream: None
Facilities: 400' 2.2 kW
Service Designation: FM — Full Service FM Station / Class A
Transmitter Site: 37° 43' 26" N 76° 23' 27" W
FCC Facility ID: 7773
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The FCC granted WKWI/101.7 Kilmarnock to move its antenna higher up on its tower location in late February 2007 with its antenna diplexed with the newly granted move of sister WIGO/104.9 White Stone in late February 2007 to the same tower.

Was owned by Buffalo Broadcasters, headed up by Joseph Patton, until 2004. Changed to AC at 6PM (“101-7 Bay FM”) August 23, 2004, following sale to Two Rivers Communications Inc from Buffalo Broadcasters. Two Rivers has rebuilt the 30 year old station, with all new electronics and staff. They have increased the community involvement and news commitment, with the addition of local news director Mark Huffman, formerly with CBS Marketwatch, and added CBS Radio News hourly. Middle Peninsula and Northern Neck weather is aired via custom reports from The Weather Channel. Flipped to Oldies (from AC) on January 1, 2002 playing mainly rockin oldies & classic hits from 1960 thru 1982.


DWSUV-LP
102.3
272L1
Format:
On-Air Positioning:
Community Of License: Susan VA
Owner: Antioch Baptist Church
Website: None
Internet Audio Stream: None
Facilities: 196' .024 kW / LPFM stations are considered nondirectional
Service Designation: FL — FM Low Power Application or Authorization / Class L1
Transmitter Site: 37° 23' 9" N 76° 19' 2" W
FCC Facility ID: 127098
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Station din't renew its license and went dark in late 2010. Original CP granted on August 26, 2002. Took the WSUV-LP calls on 3/16/2004. Licensed on 11/4/2004.


WKIK
102.9
275A
WKIK Format: Country
On-Air Positioning: Country 102.9
Community Of License: California MD
Owner: Somar Communications Inc
Website: country1029wkik.com
Internet Audio Stream: LISTEN LIVE! LISTEN LIVE!
Facilities: 394' 4 kW
Service Designation: FM — Full Service FM Station / Class A
Transmitter Site: 38° 22' 3" N 76° 36' 55" W
FCC Facility ID: 60777
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Best heard on the Northern Neck. Used to sport the WRFK calls. Also has an AM side WKIK 1560 but isn't really receivable in this area.


WESR
103.3
277B
WESR Format: Hot AC
On-Air Positioning: 103.3 The Shore
Community Of License: Onley-Onancock VA
Owner: Eastern Shore Radio
Website: wesr.net
Internet Audio Stream: None
Facilities: 321' 50 kW
Service Designation: FM — Full Service FM Station / Class B
Transmitter Site: 37° 43' 2" N 75° 41' 1" W
FCC Facility ID: 18386
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WESR carries local news and weather with an hot / adult contemporary format. WESR has been on the air since July 17, 1968 and can also be received in the northern parts of Hampton Roads and for some reason on I-95 between Richmond and Fredericksburg. WESR is a RDS radio station (call letters only...'WESR') and is owned by Eastern Shore Radio Inc.


WIGO-FM
104.9
285A
WIGO Format: Country
On-Air Positioning: 104.9 WIGO Country
Community Of License: White Stone VA
Owner: Two Rivers Communications
Website: middlenecknews.com/pages/8753476.php
Internet Audio Stream: None
Facilities: 400' 4.1 kW
Service Designation: FM — Full Service FM Station / Class A
Transmitter Site: 37° 41' 12" N 76° 25' 47" W
FCC Facility ID: 72904
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Changed its call letters from WIGO to WIGO-FM on 3/14/2007. The FCC grants WIGO/104.9 White Stone to move its antenna to the same tower (a couple of miles NW of Kilmarnock) as that of sister WKWI/101.7 Kilmarnock in late February 2007. Drops simulcast of AC WKWI/101.7 on 5/8/2006 at 6 a.m. for "104.9 WIGO Country" WIGO. Standards "Great Songs and Great Memories, Windy 105" WNDJ was dumped to start a simulcast with sister station AC "101-7 Bay FM" WKWI Kilmarnock on 4/29/2006 in anticipation of a format flip on 104.9. Requested the call letters WIGO when then sale from Windmill Communications was complete (3/2006). Two Rivers Communications (Bill Sherard, President) agreed to acquire WNDJ/104.9 from Windmill Communications (Millard Younts, President) for $700K in February 2006. Windy 105 programed a Nostalgia American Classic Sound, reaching primarily an adult age 25+ demographic. When WNDJ, it was voted most listened to radio station in the area (Lancaster, Northumberland, Middlesex and Mathews Counties) in 2001 and 2002 by the Arbitron Company (subject to limitations of source © 2002 the Arbitron Company, 2001 Radio County Coverage, Monday-Sunday 6A-Mid, non-metro counties 12+, AQH, and Cume). They have a transmitter located in Lancaster County.


WRAR
105.5
288A
WRAR Format: Hot AC
On-Air Positioning: 105-5 WRAR
RDS: PS (Program Service) WRAR1055
TA (Traffic Announcement): NO
PTY (Program Type): NO
Community Of License: Tappahannock VA
Owner: Real Media Inc
Website: wrarfm.com
Internet Audio Stream: None
Facilities: 328' 6 kW
Service Designation: FM — Full Service FM Station / Class A
Transmitter Site: 37° 52' 27" N 76° 43' 37" W
FCC Facility ID: 55172
EMAIL CHANGES TO VARTV.com Frequency Background:

Rappahannock Communications, headed up by Danny Wadsworth, agreed to sell his station to Real Media Inc in March 2006 for $2.08 million. Wadsworth donated the AM side of WRAR, Gospel "Rejoice 1000," to the non-commercial outfit A.C.T.I.O.N. At the same time of the WRAR announcements, Northern Neck & Tidewater Communications (headed up by Wadsworth's brother Linwood) "River Country 100.9" WNNT Warsaw agreed to sell to Real Media for $1.58 million. Features ABC News on the top of every hour, carries Paul Harvey and has a Saturday night all-80s show. First started broadcasting in 1970.


WUSH
106.1
291A
WUSH Format: Country
On-Air Positioning: US106, America's Country
Community Of License: Poquoson VA
Owner: Sinclair Communications
HD Radio™: Not Licensed
RDS: PS (Program Service - Dynamic) US106
TA (Traffic Announcement): No
PTY (Program Type): Country
Website: us1061.com
Internet Audio Stream: LISTEN LIVE! LISTEN LIVE!
Audio Clips:
3/7/2004 - WPYA: Adult Hits: "106-1 BOB FM" :31 (WMA)
3/7/2004 - WPYA: Adult Hits: "106-1 BOB FM" :30 (WMA)
3/8/2004 - WPYA: Adult Hits: "106-1 BOB FM" :31 (WMA)
3/9/2004 - WPYA: Adult Hits: "106-1 BOB FM" 3:45 (WMA)
2/2/2005 - WKCK: Country "Kick 106" drops format for CHR 1:00 (WMA)
2/4/2005 - WZNR: CHR: "The Zone@106.1" debuts after a stunt in a stunt 2:00 (WMA)
9/21/2005 - WNRJ: Rhythmic AC: "Energy 106-1" debuts after CHR "The Zone@106-1" is dropped 7:06 (WMA)
12/14/2007 - WNRJ: Hot AC: "Energy 106-1" drops format to stunt Country as "Garth 106" 0:45 (WMA)
12/18/2007 - WUFH: Country "US106, America's Country" formally debuts at 5 p.m. 2:10 (WMA)
Facilities: 502' 1.7 kW
Service Designation: FM – Full Service FM Station / Class A
Transmitter Site: 37° 04' 24" N 76° 17' 33" W
FCC Facility ID: 78447
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Call letters changed from WUFH to WUSH on 1/2/2008 due to a mistake (the FCC or station owners?). Changed the calls letter from WNRJ to WUFH on 12/20/2007. Formally introduced the Country format on Tuesday 12/18/2007 at 5 p.m. as "US106, America's Country." The first track was Alan Jackson's (ft Jimmy Buffett) "It's Five O'Clock Somewhere. "Dropped Adult CHR on Friday 12/14/2007 just before 2 p.m. to stunt with a Country format using "Garth106." That weekend the station played long sets of Garth Brooks, Kenny Chesney, Martina McBride, George Strait, etc. Segued from a Rhythmic CHR to a Adult CHR in the early morning hours of 8/27/2007, dumping all on-air personalities but keeping the Energy 106-1 moniker. Segued from a Rhythmic AC to Rhythmic CHR near the end of January 2007; about the same time Urban "Hot 102.1" WWHV Virginia Beach was dropped for Sports. Call letters changed from WZNR to WNRJ on 9/29/2006. Dropped CHR "The Zone @ 106-1, All The Hits, Not Just Some Of Them" for Rhythmic AC "Energy 106-1, Music That Makes You Move" at 12:04 p.m. on Thursday 9/21/2006. Dropped the Country format as "Kick 106" WKCK at 5PM on 2/2/05 for CHR -- "The Zone @ 106-1." The station looped Snoop Dogg's "Drop It Like It's Hot" until 2PM two days later on 2/4/05. Swapped formats and call letters with sister station KICK FM (93.7) just after midnight on Thursday 9/23/04. When they moved from 93.7, they started using "Kick 106" instead of "106-1 Kick FM." The brand new frequency signed-on at 6PM March 7, 2004 as "106-1 BOB FM" from Poquoson VA. BOB FM played music from the 70’s, 80’s, 90’s and today and some from the 60’s, with little repetition. Was known as WEXM until 12/2003 and very briefly as WKOC for January/February 2004. Changed calls to WPYA on 2/27/2004. This frequency was also home to Sinclair's translator for WROX/96.1. In 1995, they fired up the translator which was to help eliminate signal dropout in the downtown area on 96.1. The on-air positioning statement was "106-1 Downtown, 96-1 All Around - 96X." Tidewater Communications, which owned rocker 'FM99' WNOR and '106.9 The Fox' WAFX at the time, filed a petition with the FCC to deny WROX a construction permit. WROX collected more than 3,000 signatures from listeners requesting 96X be granted the go-ahead which it was by the FCC. The translator signed-off on March 7, 2004.


WNNT
107.5
298A
WNNT Format: Mainstream Country
On-Air Positioning: River Country 107.5
Community Of License: Warsaw VA
Owner: Real Media Inc
Website: wnntfm.com
Internet Audio Stream: None
Facilities: 328' 6 kW
Service Designation: FM — Full Service FM Station / Class A
Transmitter Site: 37° 56' 39" N 76° 45' 5" W
FCC Facility ID: 49025
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Moved to 107.5 from 100.9 on Thursday 10/16/2008 and shortly afterwards increased it's power from 3kW to 6kW. Agreed and adopted by the FCC on 10/11/2006 to move to 107.5, still as a Class A (up 6kW / 328ft), so that Cox Radio could move Alternative "Y101" WDYL/101.1 Chester to a new COL (community of license) -- Lakeside, move to a new frequency -- 100.9 and to increase its power/antenna height to 25kW and 328 feet (or any combination of). Station owners were compensated for the "move." More on the frequency changes at FCC.gov.

Northern Neck & Tidewater Communications, headed up by Linwood Wadsworth, "River Country 100.9" WNNT Warsaw agreed to sell to Real Media Inc in March 2006 for $1.58 million. At the same time of the WNNT announcement, Rappahannock Communications (headed up by Wadsworth's brother Danny) agreed to sell his station WRAR-FM/105.5 Tappahannock to Real Media 2006 for $2.08 million. Danny Wadsworth donated the AM side of WRAR, Gospel "Rejoice 1000," to the non-commercial outfit A.C.T.I.O.N. WNNT's format is "Today's Hot New Country and Your All Time Favorites." Station features include a live morning show from 6-9 a.m., The Swap Shop from 9-9:30 a.m., live mid-mornings, The Midday Drive from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. and a live afternoon show from 3-6 p.m. This station has been on the air since 1949.


WBQK
107.9
300A
W-Bach Format: Classical
On-Air Positioning: W-Bach, Williamsburg's Classical Station
Community Of License: West Point VA
Owner: Davis Media
HD Radio™: Not Licensed
RDS: PS (Program Service) W BACH
TA (Traffic Announcement): No
PTY (Program Type): Classical
Website: wbach.net
Internet Audio Stream: None
Facilities: 328' 6 kW / Directional Antenna
Service Designation: FM – Full Service FM Station / Class A
Transmitter Site: 37° 27' 2" N 76° 48' 48" W
FCC Facility ID: 73906
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After a two month delay, Classical "W-Bach" debuted on 5/1/2006. Changed call letters to WBQK (from WTYD) on 12/9/2005 in anticipation of the format change to Classical as "Williamsburg's Classical, W-Bach" on 3/1/2006. Became "107.9 & 92.3 The Tide" when the owners agreed to purchase Bullseye Broadcasting's 50s-70s Oldies "Surf 92.3" WSRV Deltaville/Gloucester in August 2005 for $850,000 and immediately started a LMA (local marketing agreement). Changed call letters from WWBR to WTYD 5/6/05. Sold to Davis Media, headed up by Thomas G Davis, for $1.125M. WWBR, in the Virginia Beach/Norfolk market, is the first station for Davis Media. Previous owner was Winner Broadcasting, headed by Jim Campana, who passed away. The station was run briefly by his widow Sherry; simulcasting sister station (Bullseye Broadcasting) 50s-70s Oldies "Surf 92.3" WSRV Deltaville. Jim Campana started the station back in 1989, first with Country as WPTG then satellite-fed Soft AC "107.9 FM The Breeze - Hit Music, Light as The Breeze" WWBR in April 2000. Simulcasted urban WWHV-FM/102.1 Virginia Beach VA (a TSA for $11,000/mo) from 2/2/03 to 1/7/05 and was known as "Hot 102.1 & 107.9." Best heard SE of Richmond and on the Peninsula of Hampton Roads.

NOTE: Depending on what part of the Northern Neck/Middle Peninsula area a person is located in, one can also receive stations from Richmond (southeast), Hampton Roads (south)
and Fredericksburg (east).
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AM Radio [530KHz~1710KHz]


WRAR
1000
Format: Gospel
On-Air Positioning: Rejoice 1000
Community Of License: Tappahannock VA
Owner: A.C.T.I.O.N.
Website: None
Internet Audio Stream: None
Facilities: .5 kW daytime only
Domestic Station Class: D
Transmitter Site: 37° 57' 8" N 76° 48' 57" W
FCC Facility ID: 55170
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Rappahannock Communications, headed up by Danny Wadsworth, agreed to donate WRAR, Gospel "Rejoice 1000," to the non-commercial outfit A.C.T.I.O.N. in March 2006. He maintained a "right of first refusal" if A.C.T.I.O.N decided to resell within a certain time. If A.C.T.I.O.N. took the station commercial, they would owe Wadsworth $100K. At the same time of the WRAR-AM announcement, Wadsworth agreed to sell WRAR-FM to Real Media Inc for $2.08 million and Northern Neck & Tidewater Communications (headed up by Wadsworth's brother Linwood) "River Country 100.9" WNNT Warsaw agreed to sell to Real Media for $1.58 million. Was doing Standards until March 2003. First started broadcasting in 1971.


WXGM
1420
Format: Standards
On-Air Positioning: Timeless Classics
Community Of License: Gloucester VA
Owner: WXGM Inc
Website: None
Internet Audio Stream: None
Facilities: .74 kW day | .058 kW night / ND1 - Non-directional Antenna: Same constants day and night
Domestic Station Class: D
Transmitter Site: 36° 51' 29" N 76° 0' 28" W
FCC Facility ID: 74208
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Picked up Standards format on 8/1/03 using ABC's "Stardust." Previously simulcast with FM sister "Xtra 99.1" WXGM/99.1 Best heard on the Middle Peninsula... south of Kilmarnock and SE of West Point and most of the Lower Peninsula. Since 1957.


WPTX
1690
WPTX Format: Talk
On-Air Positioning: Talk 1690
Community Of License: Lexington Park MD
Owner: Somar Communications Inc
Website: None
Internet Audio Stream: None
Facilities: 10 kW day | 1 kW night / ND2 - Non-directional Antenna: Different constants day and night
Domestic Station Class: B
Transmitter Site: 38° 16' 57" N 76° 33' 35" W
FCC Facility ID: 87109
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Was News/Talk until 12/31/2002. Dumped all-sports using SNN (Sporting News Network) to news/talk with CNN Headline News and G Gordon Liddy in July 2002. Carries the Baltimore Orioles baseball games. Provides pretty good coverage on the Northern Neck. The DC area's first expanded band AM station came to life in July 1998 as WMDM. This station used to be on 920 AM, also in Lexington Park. In early 2000, 920 was shut down and the PTX calls were moved to 1690. WPTX broadcasted a talk format with some nostalgic oldies music thrown in up until mid-2001 when it flipped to sports talk. Previously had an adult standards format and known by 'Legends 1690'.

NOTE: Depending on what part of the Northern Neck/Middle Peninsula area a person is located in, one can also receive stations from Richmond (southeast), Hampton Roads (south) and Fredericksburg (east).

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Northern Neck/Middle Peninsula Area
TV Stations


NOTE: Depending on what part of the Northern Neck/Middle Peninsula area a person is located in, one can also receive stations from Richmond (southeast) and Hampton Roads (south).

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Northern Neck/Middle Peninsula Area
NOAA Weather Radio [162.400MHz~162.550MHz]


162.400 WXM57 Heathsville VA
Internet Audio Stream: LISTEN LIVE! LISTEN LIVE!
NOAAThis is the main frequency for the Northern Neck/Middle Peninsula area. Broadcasts at 1,000 watts of power 24 hours/day. The NWS office in Wakefield is responsible for programming. Background on NOAA Weather Radio... NOAA Weather Radio (NWR) is a nationwide network of radio stations broadcasting continuous weather information direct from a nearby National Weather Service office. NWR broadcasts National Weather Service warnings, watches, forecasts and other hazard information 24 hours a day. Working with the FCC’s (Federal Communications Commission) new Emergency Alert System (EAS), NWR is an "all hazards" radio network, making it the single source for the most comprehensive weather and emergency information available to the public. NWR now broadcasts warning and post-event information for all types of hazards - both natural (such as earthquakes and volcano activity) and technological (such as chemical releases or oil spills). Known as the "Voice of the National Weather Service," NWR is provided as a public service by the Department of Commerce's National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). The NWR network has more than 480 transmitters, covering the 50 states, adjacent coastal waters, Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands, and the U.S. Pacific Territories. NWR requires a special radio receiver or scanner capable of picking up the signal. Broadcasts are found in the public service band between 162.400 and 162.550 megahertz (MHz) on seven NWR frequencies which are: 162.400 MHz, 162.425 MHz, 162.450 MHz, 162.475 MHz, 162.500 MHz, 162.525 MHz, and 162.550 MHz. Broadcast range from the weather radio transmitter is approximately 40 miles. The effective range depends on terrain, quality of the receiver, and indoor/outdoor antennas. Before you buy a receiver, make sure your area is covered by one of the transmitters. For the latest list of frequencies and transmitter locations, check the NOAA Weather Radio web site -- nws.noaa.gov/nwr. Believe it or not, several automobile manufacturers (BMW, Mercedes, Range Rover and Saab) equip their cars with radios capable of receiving NWR broadcasts. Several manufacturers of car radios (Audiovox, Clarion, and Panasonic) sell in-dash units capable of receiving NWR broadcasts. Manufacturers of citizen band radios with NWR channels include Cobra, Maxon, Midland, Radio Shack and Uniden.

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