WVWI

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WVWI
City of license Charlotte Amalie, U. S. Virgin Islands
Branding Radio One AM 1000
Frequency 1000 AM (kHz)
First air date October 6, 1962
Format News/Talk
Power 5000 watts (day)
1000 watts (night)
Class B
Facility ID 66976
Transmitter coordinates 18°20′11″N 64°56′41″W / 18.33639°N 64.94472°W / 18.33639; -64.94472
Former callsigns WBNB (1962-1970)
Affiliations CBS Radio, ESPN Radio, Atlanta Braves Radio Network
Owner Ackley Media Group
(GARK LLC)
Sister stations WVJZ, WWKS, WIVI
Webcast Listen Live
Website www.amg.vi

WVWI (1000 AM) is a radio station licensed to serve Charlotte Amalie, U. S. Virgin Islands. The station is licensed to GARK LLC which is wholly owned by Gordon P. Ackley. It airs a News/Talk format.[1]

Programming[edit]

In addition to its regular programming, this station airs the "dLife Diabetes Minute" health advisory program[2] and Major League Baseball games as an affiliate of the Atlanta Braves radio network.[3]

Ownership[edit]

The station began operations in October 1962 as WBNB, co-owned with the now-defunct WBNB-TV, the Virgin Islands' first television station.[4] After founding owners Island Teleradio Service, Inc. sold the TV outlet in 1970, WBNB's call letters were changed to the present WVWI.[5][6] The station's co-founder, Robert Noble, acquired sole control of WVWI that same year, renaming his new company Thousand Islands Corporation. After its facilities were destroyed by Hurricane Marilyn in September 1995, Noble sold the station in 1996 to Randolph Knight, who proceeded to rebuild the station.[7]

Local businessman Gordon Ackley purchased WVWI and its FM sister station, WWKS, from Knight in 2006. The two men were partners in another radio station, WVJZ, and Ackley also bought out Knight's 50 percent interest in that outlet.[8][9]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Fall 2007 Station Information Profile". Arbitron. 
  2. ^ "dLife Radio Affiliates". LifeMed Media. 2006-01-20. 
  3. ^ "Affiliate Radio Stations". The Official Site of the Atlanta Braves. 
  4. ^ "Radio stations: Virgin Islands-Charlotte Amalie". Broadcasting Yearbook (Washington, D.C.: Broadcasting Publications, Inc.): B–208. 1963. Retrieved 2013-03-20. 
  5. ^ "For the Record: Existing FM stations-Call letter actions." Broadcasting, June 1, 1970, pg. 62.
  6. ^ "Cable group moves into broadcast." Broadcasting, May 11, 1970, pg. 43.
  7. ^ "Radio stations: Virgin Islands-Charlotte Amalie". Broadcasting & Cable Yearbook (New Providence, New Jersey: Reed Elsevier.) 1: B–515. 1997. Retrieved 2013-03-20. 
  8. ^ BIA Financial Networks (2006-05-01). "Deals". Broadcasting & Cable. 
  9. ^ Pennington, Shaun A. (2006-04-28). "Knight to Sell Radio One, KISS and JAMZ". St. Thomas Source. Retrieved December 25, 2007. 

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