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City of license Exmore, Virginia
Broadcast area Hampton Roads
Eastern Shore of Virginia
Branding "96X"
Slogan "Everything Alternative"
Frequency 96.1 MHz
(also on HD Radio) via WUSH HD2.
First air date 1986
Format Alternative Rock
ERP 23,000 Watts
HAAT 220 Meters
Class B
Facility ID 60479
Transmitter coordinates 37°15′45.0″N 76°0′45.0″W / 37.262500°N 76.012500°W / 37.262500; -76.012500
Callsign meaning W ROX
Owner Sinclair Telecable, Inc.
Sister stations WNOB, WNIS, WTAR, WUSH
Webcast WROX-FM Webstream
Website WROX-FM Online

WROX-FM is an Alternative Rock formatted broadcast radio station licensed to Exmore, Virginia, serving the Norfolk/Virginia Beach (Hampton Roads) metro area and the Eastern Shore of Virginia.[1]

Format Tweak[edit]

On April 8, 2011, WROX tweaked their format moving from Modern Rock to Modern Adult Contemporary.[2] However, the change proved unsuccessful, even though the station still reported as Alternative Rock per Mediabase & Nielsen BDS. They would later revert to their older sound, as a result. The station had been leaning contemporary hit radio mainly due to the fact the Norfolk/Virginia Beach/Hampton Roads did not have a contemporary hit radio station until WVHT launched in 2009. The contemporary hits lean was dropped in August 2011.


In addition to the main station, WROX-FM is relayed by an FM translator to widen its broadcast area.[3][4]

Call sign Frequency
City of license Facility
m (ft)
Class FCC info
W243DJ 96.5 FM Norfolk, Virginia 141072 250 watts 139 m (456 ft) D FCC


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