|City of license||Colonial Heights, Virginia|
|Broadcast area||Richmond Metropolitan area|
|Branding||"AM1290 The Word"|
|Frequency||1290 kHz (also on HD Radio)|
|First air date||1955|
|Power||25,000 Watts daytime
41 Watts nighttime
|Callsign meaning||W DiZneY
|Former callsigns||WPVA (1955-1989)
|Owner||Wilkins Radio Network, Inc.
(Richmond Christian Radio Corporation)
The station went on the air as WPVA in 1955. On November 13, 1989, the station changed its call sign to WSTK. On March 19, 1997, it changed to WZOD. On February 19, 1998, it changed to the current WDZY.
Sale and falling silent
On September 29, 2013, WDZY dropped the Radio Disney affiliation and went Silent. In November, Disney filed to sell WDZY to the Richmond Christian Radio Corporation, a subsidiary of Wilkins Radio Network, Inc.
The sale was "consummated" on December 31, 2013 and "accepted" by the FCC on January 10, 2014.
WDZY resumed operations on January 17, 2014.
- "Arbitron Station Information Profiles". Nielsen Audio/Nielsen Holdings. Retrieved February 4, 2014.
- "WDZY Facility Record". Federal Communications Commission, audio division. Retrieved February 4, 2014.
- Corbin, Robert F. "VARTV.com Richmond". VARTV.com. Retrieved September 30, 2013.
- "WDZY Call Sign History". United States Federal Communications Commission, audio division.
- Graser, Marc (June 4, 2013). "Radio Disney Stations Up for Sale (EXCLUSIVE)". Variety. Retrieved June 4, 2013.
- Venta, Lance (September 30, 2013). "Radio Disney Places Stations On The Market". Radio Insight. Retrieved September 30, 2013.
- "Application for Consent to Assignment of Broadcast Station Construction Permit or License". CDBS Public Access. Federal Communications Commission. November 20, 2013. Retrieved November 20, 2013.
- "Consummation Notice - WDZY". CDBS Public Access. Federal Communications Commission. January 10, 2014. Retrieved January 10, 2014.
- "Resumption of Operations - WDZY". CDBS Public Access. Federal Communications Commission. January 21, 2014. Retrieved February 4, 2014.
- AM1290 The Word Online
- Query the FCC's AM station database for WDZY
- Radio-Locator Information on WDZY
- Query Nielsen Audio's AM station database for WDZY
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