WSNV

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WSNV
WSNV-FM 2014.png
City of license Salem, Virginia
Broadcast area Metro Roanoke
Branding "Sunny 93-5"
Slogan "70's and 80's Hits"
Frequency 93.5 MHz
First air date 1969
Format Oldies/Classic Hits
Power 5,800 Watts
HAAT 30 Meters
Class A
Facility ID 73956
Transmitter coordinates 37°16′47.0″N 79°59′29.0″W / 37.279722°N 79.991389°W / 37.279722; -79.991389
Callsign meaning W SuNny Virginia
Former callsigns WJLM (1969-2002)
WSNV (2002-present)[1]
Owner Clear Channel Communications
(Capstar TX, LLC)
Sister stations WJJS, WJJX, WROV-FM, WROV-HD2, WSFF, WSNZ, WYYD
Webcast WSNV Webstream
Website WSNV Online

WSNV (93.5 FM) is an Oldies and Classic Hits formatted broadcast radio station licensed to Salem, Virginia, serving Metro Roanoke. WSNV is owned and operated by Clear Channel Communications.[2]

WSNV broadcasts in an all-Christmas format from mid-November through Christmas Day.

History[edit]

Logo used for WSNV from March 25, 2011 to late 2012.

WSNV launched in 1969 with the callsign WJLM and carried a Country format, branded as "J-93.5", with the slogan "Today's Hot Country". Clear Channel purchased the station and at midnight on December 26, 2002, The format was flipped from Country to Light Adult Contemporary under the callsign WSNV, branded as "Sunny 93.5".[3]

Just after noon on March 10, 2005, WSNZ at 102.7 FM became a simulcast of WSNV and changed the branding to "Sunny FM". WSNZ moved to 101.7 FM frequency at noon on December 17, 2007.[4] In March 2011, it was announced that WSNV would no longer be permitted to carry the station on more than one frequency due to broadcast laws.[5] Therefore, at 5:00pm on March 25, 2011, WSNZ split from its simulcast with WSNV and began simulcasting WSFF at 106.1 FM.[6] In late 2012, WSNV switched to an Oldies/Classic Hits format with the slogan "Hits of the 60's, 70s and 80s" and slightly changed the branding back to "Sunny 93.5" as it did from 2002 to 2005. On August 25, 2014, the branding changed to "70's and 80's Hits".

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Call Sign History". FCC Media Bureau CDBS Public Access Database. 
  2. ^ "WSNV Facility Record". Federal Communications Commission, audio division. 
  3. ^ "A dawn of a new station...". VARTV.com. December 31, 2002. 
  4. ^ "Clear Channel Roanoke doing the shuffle". VARTV.com. December 14, 2007. 
  5. ^ http://www.mysunnyfm.com/pages/lettertolynchburg.html/
  6. ^ "101.7 Lynchburg drops a simulcast for a new one". VARTV.com. March 25, 2011. 

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