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WVBX 993 MHz "Live 993" is a commercial FM radio station licensed to Spotsylvania, Virginia and serving the Metro Fredericksburg area WVBX is owned and operated by Alpha Media LLC, through licensee Alpha Media Licensee LLC[2] It airs a Contemporary Hit Radio format[3]


Logo used for WYSK-FM from March 4, 2002 to January 7, 2008

The station first launched on January 26, 1988, with the call sign WYND-FM[4] It aired a smooth jazz/new age music format and was owned by Richard J Hayes and Associates On April 10, 1989, WYND-FM changed to WPLC, simulcasting the Urban Contemporary format of then-WPLZ in Petersburg, also on 993 It became WYSK on September 30, 1994

In 1994, the station was purchased by The Free Lance–Star, a daily newspaper in Fredericksburg On July 16, 1996, WYSK modified its call letters to WYSK-FM, switching to an Adult Contemporary format On March 4, 2002, WYSK-FM flipped to Alternative Rock, branded as "993 WYSK – The Rock Alternative"

At noon on January 7, 2008, WYSK-FM dropped its Alternative format and switched to Rhythmic Contemporary Hit Radio with the station's first song being Justin Timberlake's "SexyBack" The call letters were changed from WYSK to WWVB-FM on January 11, 2008 to go along with the new moniker "The Vibe"

Logo used until 2018

On August 13, 2009, the call sign was changed from WWVB-FM to WVBX[5]

On January 23, 2015, Alpha Media "entered into a definitive agreement" to purchase WVBX and sister stations WFLS-FM, WNTX, and WWUZ from Free Lance-Star License, LLC[6] The purchase was consummated on May 1, 2015, at a price of $81 million

On June 1, 2018, WVBX rebranded as "Live 993"[7] The station is now airing a more traditional contemporary hit radio playlist, moving away from the rhythmic format[8]


  1. ^ "Call Sign History" FCC Media Bureau CDBS Public Access Databasemw-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. ^ "WVBX Facility Record" Federal Communications Commission, audio division
  3. ^ Inside Radio "Format Flips" June 12, 2018
  4. ^ Broadcasting Yearbook 1989 page B-314
  5. ^ "WVBX 993 257A" VARTVcom June 5, 2010
  6. ^ "Alpha Media To Purchase Free Lance-Star Radio Stations" All Access Music Group January 23, 2015 Retrieved January 23, 2015
  7. ^ WVBX Relaunches as Live 993 Radioinsight - June 1, 2018
  8. ^ http://wwwalphamediausacom/alpha-media-fredericksburg-launches-live-99-3/

External links

  • Live 993 Online
  • Query the FCC's FM station database for WVBX
  • Radio-Locator information on WVBX
  • Query Nielsen Audio's FM station database for WVBX

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