West Virginia Radio Corporation
|Founded||Morgantown, West Virginia (date unknown)|
|Founder(s)||Herbert and Agnes Greer|
|Headquarters||Morgantown, West Virginia, U.S.|
|Area served||Morgantown, West Virginia
Clarksburg, West Virginia
Charleston, West Virginia
Elkins, West Virginia
Buckhannon, West Virginia
Keyser, West Virginia
Beckley, West Virginia
|Total assets||9 AM Stations, 18 FM Stations|
|Owner(s)||Greer Industries, Inc.|
West Virginia Radio Corporation or WVRC is a media corporation comprising exclusively radio stations and two radio networks based in the state of West Virginia.
The company is controlled by Greer Industries and its owners, the Raese family.
West Virginia Radio Corporation owns stations in five separate areas in the state of West Virginia:
At present, the two largest markets in the state what West Virginia Radio does not presently operate are Huntington and Wheeling. West Virginia Radio was also suggested as a likely purchaser of Clear Channel Communications' Wheeling and Huntington clusters which have been for sale for some time, as Clear Channel has a corporate policy of withdrawal from smaller markets.
West Virginia MetroNews
West Virginia Radio Corporation operates the "West Virginia MetroNews" Network, which is owned by parent company Greer Industries.
"West Virginia MetroNews" features on-the-hour news, political and sports talk programs. WVRC held the rights to West Virginia University Mountaineer sports, via the company's DBA name of "Mountaineer Sports Network" or "MSN", through the 2012-13 season. In July 2013 IMG College was awarded WVU's Tier 3 multimedia rights for 12 years, though WVRC is a plaintiff in an ongoing legal challenge to the contract.
All news and programs from "West Virginia MetroNews" are offered to all WVRC stations and to other stations throughout the state whether they are owned by WVRC or not.
Stations owned By WVRC
|WCHS||580 AM||News/Talk/Sports||||Went on the air September 15, 1927|
|WSWW||1490 AM||Sports||carries ESPN Radio|
|WSWW-FM||95.7 FM||Full service||||launched in August 2008|
|WRVZ||98.7 FM||Rhythmic Contemporary|||
|WVAF||99.9 FM||Adult Contemporary|||
|WKAZ-FM||107.3 FM||Classic rock|||
|WAJR||1440 AM||News/Talk/Sports||||WAJR-AM is simulcast on WVAQ-HD2 (101.9-2FM)|
|WFGM-FM||93.1 FM||Classic Top 40|||
|WKKW||97.9 FM||Country||||constant leader in ratings|
|WVAQ||101.9 FM||Contemporary Hit Radio|||
|WAJR-FM||103.3 FM||News/Talk/Sports||||partially simulcasts WAJR (AM)|
|WWLW||106.5 FM||Adult Contemporary|||
|WJLS||560 AM||Southern Gospel||acquired in 2013|
|WJLS-FM||99.5 FM||Country||||acquired in 2013|
|WDNE||1240 AM||Adult Standards|||
|WBUC||1460 AM||Oldies/Classic rock||carries ABC Radio's Classic Hits|
|WBTQ||93.5 FM||Hot Adult Contemporary||||carries ABC Radio's Today's Best Hits|
|WELK||94.7 FM||Classic Top 40|||
|WFBY||102.3 FM||Album Oriented Rock|||
|WCMD||1230 AM||Sports||||carries ESPN Radio|
|WKLP||1390 AM||Sports||||carries ESPN Radio|
|WQZK-FM||94.1 FM||Contemporary Hit Radio|||
|WDZN||99.5 FM||Active Rock||swapped with WVMD on August 10, 2012|
|WVMD||100.1 FM||Country||||swapped with WDZN on August 10, 2012|
|WDYK||100.5 FM||Adult Contemporary||||first WVRC station in Cumberland, first in HD|
- The Times West Virginian. July 12, 2013. Bob Hertzel. "WVU, IMG reach Tier 3 rights deal". Fairmont, WV. http://timeswv.com/wvu_sports/x881896590/WVU-IMG-reach-Tier-3-rights-deal