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WWVA is an AM radio station that broadcasts on a frequency of 1170 khz with studios in Wheeling, West Virginia, USA and owned by Clear Channel Communications. WWVA began broadcasting in 1926. In its first year of operation it broadcast to listeners with crystal sets principally from the home of its founder, physics teacher and inventor John Stroebel. WWVA is the radio station that was the original source of Paul Harvey's broadcasts. WWVA is the strongest AM station in the entire state of West Virginia with 50,000 watts of power. To meet Wikipedias quality standards and appeal to a wider international audience, this article may require cleanup. ... Events December 29: Assassination of Thomas Beckett, Archbishop of Canterbury, in Canterbury cathedral City of Dublin captured by the Normans Wang Anshi of Song China started to carried out reforms in three main structures, education, economy and political system. ... Downtown Wheeling Different architectural styles, from Mansard to Italianate, make up these townhouses in Wheeling. ... Clear Channel Communications (NYSE: CCU) is a media company based in the United States of America. ... 1926 (MCMXXVI) was a common year starting on Friday (link will take you to calendar). ... The crystal radio receiver (also known as a crystal set) was first built circa 1900 by Greenleaf Whittier Pickard, who used crystalline minerals to detect radio signals. ...   Physics (from the Greek, φυσικός (physikos), natural, and φύσις (physis), nature) is the science of the natural world, dealing with the fundamental constituents of the universe, the forces they exert on one another, and the results produced by these forces. ... For the Stuckist artist, see Paul Harvey (artist). ...


Format

In 1997, WWVA abandoned the country western format it had introduced with a show called "Jamboree" in 1933, in favor of news/talk/information. WWVA still runs its Jamboree country music program on Saturday evening. 1997 (MCMXCVII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... country music, see Country music (disambiguation) In popular music, country music, also called country and western music or country-western, is an amalgam of popular musical forms developed in the Southern United States, with roots in traditional folk music, Celtic music, blues, gospel music, and old-time music that began... 1933 (MCMXXXIII) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will take you to calendar). ...


Current programming

  • Jim Quinn, 6-9am
  • Glenn Beck, 9-11:45am
  • Paul Harvey
  • Rush Limbaugh, 12n-3pm
  • Steve Novotney, 3-6pm
  • Michael Savage, 6-8pm
  • Roy Masters Advice Line, 11pm-1am
  • America's Trucking Network with Steve Sommers, 1-5am
    • WWVA is one of only three stations that still carries the Sommers program, formerly hosted by the the Truckin' Bozo. The other two are WLW in Cincinnati and KWKH in Shreveport.
  • Rick Jackson's Country Hall of Fame, Saturdays 3-6pm
  • Jamboree USA, Saturdays 7-10pm

WWVA relies on a fairly large amount of paid and religious programming during the evening and weekend hours. Jim Quinn (Born 1943) is a popular Conservative/Libertarian radio talk show host based in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. ... Glenn Beck appears on the cover of his 2003 book, The Real America: Messages from the Heart and Heartland. ... For the Stuckist artist, see Paul Harvey (artist). ... Rush Limbaugh. ... Michael Savage can refer to several different people: Michael Joseph Savage, Prime Minister of New Zealand from 1935 to 1940. ... Roy Masters Roy Masters is a British-born American controversial talk radio personality and author of the books How Your Mind Can Keep You Well, The Hypnosis of Life, The Secret Power of Words, The Adam and Eve Sindrome, How to Survive Your Parents, Eat No Evil, Finding God in... WLW is a radio station located in Cincinnati, Ohio, run by Clear Channel Communications and is located at 700 AM. The station runs under the talk format and is the flagship station for Americas Trucking Network (formerly The Truckin Bozo), a popular nationwide, overnight program especially for truckers. ...


External Links

  • In-house history of WWVA published on the station's 50th anniversary
  • WWVA.com

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History of WWVA, Wheeling, West Virginia (8185 words)
WWVA remained in its hometown and on March 19, 1931 was bought by Storer Broadcasting Company, originally known as Fort Industry Company, with George B. Storer, president and J.M. Ryan, vice-president and treasurer.
WWVA kept Ohio Valley listeners abreast of events as they developed and the station was the primary source of news bulletins concerning the Pacific holocaust.
WWVA would become an "all modern country station" and this move, coupled with the enormous, legendary popularity of the Jamboree, would unite the two in an unprecedented country music promotion and provide all-round exposure in a rapidly growing segment of the music industry which would soon sweep the country.
WWVA (AM) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (224 words)
WWVA is an AM radio station that broadcasts on a frequency of 1170 khz with studios in Wheeling, West Virginia, USA and owned by Clear Channel Communications.
WWVA is the radio station that was the original source of Paul Harvey's broadcasts.
WWVA is the strongest AM station in the entire state of West Virginia with an erp of 50,000 watts.
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