WRVR

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WRVR
City of license Memphis, Tennessee
Broadcast area Memphis, Tennessee
Branding 104.5 The River
Slogan "Continuous Soft Rock for Memphis" (General)
"Continuous Christmas Music for Memphis" (Nov. - Dec.)
Frequency 104.5 MHz (also on HD Radio)
First air date 1968 (as WTCV)
Format Adult Contemporary
ERP 100,000 watts
HAAT 229 meters
Class C1
Facility ID 34375
Callsign meaning The RiVeR
Former callsigns WTCV (1968-?)
WAID (?-1975)
WQUD (1975-1981)
Owner Entercom Communications
(Entercom License, LLC)
Webcast Listen Live
Website wrvr.com

WRVR (104.5 FM, "The River 104.5") is an Adult Contemporary radio station broadcasting in Memphis, Tennessee. It has broadcast this format for over 20 years as of 2007. Owned by Entercom, the station's studios are in Southeast Memphis, and the transmitter tower is in Cordova, Tennessee.

The station plays pop and soft rock music from the 1970s to present. 1960s music is occasionally played, and every year from mid November to December 25, they play varieties of Christmas music temporarily replacing their AC format.

History[edit]

104.5 originally aired religious oriented programs with the call letters WTCV, later they were easy listening with the call letters WAID. On April 23, 1975, they switched formats to MOR with the call letters WQUD and were called Quad 104. It was also the sister station of WDIA (which is where the former WAID call letters -- in reverse -- came from).

"The River" branding is a local reference to the Mississippi River.

The station's license is currently held by Entercom Communications. It is one of six radio properties in the Memphis market held by Entercom; the others are WMC-FM, WMC-AM, WMFS, WLFP, and WMFS-FM. WRVR maintains studios in the Entercom complex in eastern Memphis. Prior to Entercom, the stations were owned by CBS Radio until 2006.

The "WRVR" call letters previously belonged to an FM jazz station in New York City broadcasting at 106.7 FM from 1961 to 1980. (That station is now WLTW.)

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Coordinates: 35°09′18″N 89°49′19″W / 35.155°N 89.822°W / 35.155; -89.822