WDVX

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WDVX
City of license Clinton, Tennessee
Broadcast area Knoxville
Branding East Tennessee's Own
Frequency 89.9 MHz
Format Variety
ERP 200 watts
HAAT 598 meters
Class C3
Facility ID 14724
Transmitter coordinates 36°11′53.00″N 84°13′51.00″W / 36.1980556°N 84.2308333°W / 36.1980556; -84.2308333
Former callsigns WJTD (1993-1993)
Owner Cumberland Communities Communications Corporation
Website wdvx.com
A live performance at WDVX

WDVX is a Knoxville, Tennessee, FM radio station broadcasting at 89.9 and 102.9 MHz.

WDVX plays American roots music, including bluegrass, Americana, classic country, alternative country, Western swing, blues, old-time and traditional mountain music, bluegrass gospel, Celtic, and folk.

Incorporated in 1991, WDVX is licensed by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to the Cumberland Communities Communications Corporation, a not-for-profit organization whose main focus is the music, folklore and arts of the southern Appalachian mountains. It broadcasts at 200 watts from a transmitter on Cross Mountain in Campbell County, just outside Lake City, Tennessee.[1][2]

WDVX was named Bluegrass Radio Station of the Year in 2003, 2005, 2007, 2008 and 2009, and its program hosts have been named Bluegrass DJ of the Year award by the Society for Preservation of Bluegrass Music in America (SPBGMA).

The listener-supported station's signal is streamed on the Web, attracting a following around the world. For example, in 2006 it was featured in the German-language America Journal.[3]

It is one of few American radio stations to feature almost daily live musical performances. The WDVX Blue Plate Special is a lunch-time concert at the Knoxville Visitor's Center on the city's main downtown shopping street. The Knoxville Tourism Alliance recognized the Blue Plate Special as the Attraction of the Year at its annual awards luncheon in 2006.

In August 2005, the Oxford American magazine, a journal of Southern U.S. culture, called WDVX "probably the best radio station in the world."[4][5]

Translators[edit]

In addition to the main station, WDVX is relayed by two additional translators to extend its broadcast area, particularly in the city of Knoxville.[1]

Call sign Frequency
(MHz)
City of license ERP
W
Class FCC info
W275AD 102.9 Knoxville, Tennessee 10 D FCC
W230BR 93.9 Seymour, Tennessee 10 D FCC

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b About Us, WDVX website, accessed October 6, 2010
  2. ^ Tips for Better Reception, WDVX website, accessed October 6, 2010
  3. ^ [1]
  4. ^ Wayne Bledsoe, Station identification for WDVX, Knoxville News Sentinel, October 22, 2007
  5. ^ Amy Blakely, Give Us This Day Our Daily Bluegrass, Tennessee Alumnus Magazine, Fall 2007

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