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City Galax, Virginia
Broadcast area Southwestern Virginia
Southside Virginia
Piedmont Triad
Branding "Classic Country 98-1"
Slogan "Playing 50 Years of Country"
Frequency 98.1 FM MHz
First air date December 15, 1961[1]
Format Classic country
Power 100,000 Watts horizontal
96,000 watts vertical
HAAT 535 meters (1,755 ft)
Class C
Facility ID 5986
Transmitter coordinates 36°33′34.0″N 80°49′25.0″W / 36.559444°N 80.823611°W / 36.559444; -80.823611
Callsign meaning W Blue Ridge Family (Radio)
Former callsigns WBOB-FM (1961–1985)
WBRF (1985-Present)[3]
Affiliations CBS Radio News
MRN Radio
PRN Radio
Virginia News Network
Owner Blue Ridge Radio, Inc.
Webcast WBRF Webstream
Website WBRF Online

WBRF is a Classic country, Bluegrass and Americana formatted broadcast radio station licensed to Galax, Virginia, serving Southwestern Virginia, Southside Virginia and the Piedmont Triad.[2] WBRF is owned and operated by Blue Ridge Radio, Inc.[4]


WBRF-FM broadcasts the classic country music show, "Blue Ridge Back Roads", live from the Rex Theater in Galax weekly.[5] It also broadcasts from the Old Fiddler's Convention every August in Felt's Park, also in Galax.


  1. ^ Broadcasting Yearbook 2010 (PDF). ProQuest, LLC/Reed Publishing (Nederland), B.V. 2010. p. D-564. Retrieved July 7, 2015. 
  2. ^ a b "Arbitron Station Information Profiles". Nielsen Audio/Nielsen Holdings. Retrieved July 7, 2015. 
  3. ^ "Call Sign History". Federal Communications Commission, audio division. Retrieved July 7, 2015. 
  4. ^ "WBRF Facility Record". Federal Communications Commission, audio division. Retrieved July 7, 2015. 
  5. ^ Rex Theater: About the Venue

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