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City Colonial Heights, Virginia
Broadcast area Petersburg, Virginia
Branding "Air1"
Slogan "Positive Hits"
Frequency 90.1 FM MHz
First air date 2009[1]
Format Contemporary Christian
Power 560 Watts
HAAT 86 meters (282 ft)
Class A
Facility ID 176832
Transmitter coordinates 37°15′2.0″N 77°18′23.0″W / 37.250556°N 77.306389°W / 37.250556; -77.306389
Callsign meaning W AiR1 Virginia
Former callsigns WKYV (2009-2017)[2]
Affiliations Air1
Owner Educational Media Foundation
Sister stations WNVU, WLRB, WLFV, WKYV
Webcast WARV-FM Webstream
Website WARV-FM Online

WARV-FM is a Contemporary Christian formatted broadcast radio station licensed to Colonial Heights, Virginia, serving the Petersburg, Virginia area.[3] WARV-FM is owned and operated by Educational Media Foundation,[4] and relays EMF's Air1 network.


WARV-FM signed on as WKYV in 2009, relaying EMF's K-Love network. In the spring of 2017, EMF moved K-Love to its recently acquired stations on 98.9 FM (WLFV) and 100.3 FM (WKYV). On April 24, 2017, WKYV exchanged call letters with its sister station WARV-FM,[5] and started relaying EMF's Air1 network.[6]


  1. ^ Broadcasting Yearbook 2010 (PDF). ProQuest, LLC/Reed Publishing (Nederland), B.V. 2010. p. D-562. Retrieved November 27, 2015. 
  2. ^ "Call Sign History". Federal Communications Commission, audio division. Retrieved November 27, 2015. 
  3. ^ "Arbitron Station Information Profiles". Nielsen Audio/Nielsen Holdings. Retrieved November 27, 2015. 
  4. ^ "WARV-FM Facility Record". Federal Communications Commission, audio division. Retrieved November 27, 2015. 
  5. ^ "FCC Public Notice: Media Bureau Call Sign Actions April 2017" (PDF). FCC. Retrieved 8 May 2017. 
  6. ^ "EMF's Air1 "Petersburg's Positive Hits" is on the air". Retrieved 24 April 2017. 

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