|Slogan||"Life Changes Here"|
|Frequency||780 AM kHz|
|First air date||November 7, 1946|
12,000 watts day (main)|
9,800 watts critical hours (main)
5,000 watts day (auxiliary)
4,000 watts critical hours (auxiliary)
|Callsign meaning||Washington Arlington VirginiA|
Salem Media Group |
(Salem Communications Holding Corporation)
|Sister stations||WAVA-FM, WRCW, WSPZ|
WAVA is a Religious Talk formatted broadcast radio station licensed to Arlington, Virginia, serving the Washington, D.C. and Baltimore, Maryland metro areas. WAVA is owned and operated by Salem Media Group. In its early history, the station sported pop, country and news/talk formats. As WARL, it was the first station to brand itself as playing "country western music." 
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- "Arbitron Station Information Profiles". Nielsen Audio/Nielsen Holdings. Retrieved July 6, 2015.
- "History Cards for WAVA". Federal Communications Commission, audio division. Retrieved July 7, 2015.
- "Call Sign History". Federal Communications Commission, audio division. Retrieved July 6, 2015.
- "WAVA Facility Record". Federal Communications Commission, audio division. Retrieved July 6, 2015.
- WETA. "When Washington was Nashville North". weta.org. Retrieved 22 April 2018.
- AM780 WAVA Online
- Query the FCC's AM station database for WAVA
- Radio-Locator Information on WAVA
- Query Nielsen Audio's AM station database for WAVA
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