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WFVA, wfva 1230
WFVA 1230 kHz is a commercial AM radio station in Fredericksburg, Virginia[2] WFVA is owned and operated by Centennial Broadcasting[4] It airs a talk radio format The studios, offices and transmitter are on Mimosa Street in Fredericksburg[5] The call sign stands for Fredericksburg, VirginiA It has kept the same call letters for its eight decades of broadcasting

The station has a local talk and information show in weekday morning drive time The rest of the day is made up of nationally syndicated talk shows from Glenn Beck, Michael Savage, Laura Ingraham, Mark Levin, John Batchelor, "Coast to Coast AM with George Noory," and "This Morning, America's First News with Gordon Deal" Most hours begin with ABC Radio News

WFVA will broadcast all Fredericksburg Nationals baseball games in the 2020 baseball season[6]


On September 8, 1939, WFVA first signed on[7] It was originally owned by the Fredericksburg Broadcasting Company The station was powered at 250 watts and broadcast at 1260 kHz It was the first radio station in Fredericksburg

By the late 1940s, it had moved to its current dial position, 1230 kHz It was a network affiliate of ABC

In the 1950s, Richard Field Lewis Jr bought 60% and added it to his Richard Field Lewis Jr Stations network[8][9][10][11]

In 1960, it signed on an FM radio station at 1015 MHz, WFVA-FM[12] Now known as WBQB, it is still WFVA's sister station

Through the 1960s, 70s and 80s, WFVA carried a full service format, airing Middle of the Road music, news and talk But by the 1990s, it transitioned to a full-time talk format, airing shows from the ABC Talkradio Network[13] WFVA is still affiliated with ABC Radio News


  1. ^ Broadcasting Yearbook 2010 PDF ProQuest, LLC/Reed Publishing Nederland, BV 2010 p D-564 Retrieved July 16, 2015mw-parser-output citecitationmw-parser-output citation qmw-parser-output id-lock-free a,mw-parser-output citation cs1-lock-free amw-parser-output id-lock-limited a,mw-parser-output id-lock-registration a,mw-parser-output citation cs1-lock-limited a,mw-parser-output citation cs1-lock-registration amw-parser-output id-lock-subscription a,mw-parser-output citation cs1-lock-subscription amw-parser-output cs1-subscription,mw-parser-output cs1-registrationmw-parser-output cs1-subscription span,mw-parser-output cs1-registration spanmw-parser-output cs1-ws-icon amw-parser-output codecs1-codemw-parser-output cs1-hidden-errormw-parser-output cs1-visible-errormw-parser-output cs1-maintmw-parser-output cs1-subscription,mw-parser-output cs1-registration,mw-parser-output cs1-formatmw-parser-output cs1-kern-left,mw-parser-output cs1-kern-wl-leftmw-parser-output cs1-kern-right,mw-parser-output cs1-kern-wl-right
  2. ^ a b "Arbitron Station Information Profiles" Nielsen Audio/Nielsen Holdings Retrieved July 16, 2015
  3. ^ "WFVA History Grid" FCCData
  4. ^ "WFVA Facility Record" Federal Communications Commission, audio division Retrieved July 16, 2015
  5. ^ Radio-Locatorcom/WFVA-AM
  6. ^ "Fredericksburg Nationals ink radio deal" Potomac Local Potomac Local Media, LLC February 28, 2020 Retrieved March 16, 2020
  7. ^ Broadcasting Yearbook 1940 page 162
  8. ^ "Lewis, Multiple AM Owner, dies" PDF Broadcasting 28 October 1957 p 74 Retrieved 18 December 2018
  9. ^ "Obituary" PDF Television Digest October 1957 p 6 Retrieved 18 December 2018
  10. ^ "Marion P Lewis" Free Lance-Star 14 April 2001 Retrieved 18 December 2018
  11. ^ "WLXW Purchase: Lewis Buys for $70,000" PDF Telecasting Yearbook 1956 p 340 Retrieved 18 December 2018
  12. ^ Broadcasting Yearbook 1967 page B-170
  13. ^ Broadcasting & Cable Yearbook 1994 page B-386

External links

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