WGMN launched as WROV, which was a Mutual affiliate owned by Radio Roanoke Incorporated. Originally broadcasting on 1490 kHz, it moved to 1240 kHz in 1948. Radio Roanoke also operated WROV-FM on 103.7 MHz.
It was the leading Top 40 station in Roanoke during the 60s and 70s and was owned by Burt & Muriel Levine.
WGMN and WVGM would be sold to 3 Daughters Media.