WDMV

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WDMV
City of license Walkersville, Maryland
Broadcast area Metro Washington, D.C.
Branding "La Jefe"
Frequency 700 kHz
First air date 1995
Format Spanish
Power 5,000 watts (daytime only)
Facility ID 19235
Transmitter coordinates 39°46′22″N 77°11′34″W / 39.7727°N 77.1927°W / 39.7727; -77.1927
Callsign meaning W District Maryland Virginia
Owner Birach Broadcasting Corporation
Website radiolajefa.com

WDMV is a broadcast radio station licensed to Walkersville, Maryland, serving the Metro Washington area. WDMV is owned and operated by Birach Broadcasting Corporation.

History[edit]

Until 2002, AM 700 had been WWTL with an Arabic music/talk format, but in the aftermath of 9/11 a quick change to conservative talk "WGOP" happened. This lasted for a few years when the WGOP calls moved to sister station AM 540 on the Maryland eastern shore, and AM 700 became WDMV. Since then WDMV's has gone brokered featuring various formats over the years including ethnic programming, business talk and Spanish programming.

Technical information[edit]

WDMV shuts down at sundown to protect clear channel WLW, which also broadcasts on AM 700. AM 700 has applied to increase power to 50,000 watts and move the transmitter site to Poolesville (along with sister station AM 540, which is currently on the eastern shore). But due to red tape, the application is still sitting and another application has been submitted to increase WDMV to 50,000 watts from its current Walkersville site. Nothing has happened on either application to date.

Shutdown[edit]

WDMV went off the air on February 6, 2009. Its operator, National Radio Corporation, has filed for bankruptcy in the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Eastern District of Virginia. WDMV came back on the air on January 11, 2010 with a Classic Oldies format. On January 26, 2010 the station switched to a Spanish Oldies format. On March 23, 2010 WDMV went silent (off the air). In April 2011 WDMV returned to the air with Spanish programming as "La Jefe".

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