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City Front Royal, Virginia
Broadcast area Front Royal, Virginia
Warren County, Virginia
Branding "Sports Radio 1450 WFTR"
Frequency 1450 AM kHz
First air date September 19, 1948[1]
Format Sports[2]
Power 1,000 Watts day and night
Class C
Facility ID 63530
Transmitter coordinates 38°54′31.0″N 78°10′37.0″W / 38.908611°N 78.176944°W / 38.908611; -78.176944
Callsign meaning Warren FronT Royal
Former callsigns WFTR (1948-Present)[3]
Affiliations NBC Sports Radio
Washington Nationals
Owner Royal Broadcasting, Inc.
Sister stations WZRV

WFTR is a Sports formatted broadcast radio station licensed to Front Royal, Virginia, serving Front Royal and Warren County, Virginia.[2] WFTR is owned and operated by Royal Broadcasting, Inc.[4]


WFTR began broadcasting September 19, 1948, as a Mutual affiliate on 1450 kHz, with 250 watts of power. The station was, at the time, licensed to the Sky-Park Broadcasting Corporation.[5]


  1. ^ Broadcasting Yearbook 2010 (PDF). ProQuest, LLC/Reed Publishing (Nederland), B.V. 2010. p. D-564. Retrieved July 16, 2015. 
  2. ^ a b "Arbitron Station Information Profiles". Nielsen Audio/Nielsen Holdings. Retrieved July 16, 2015. 
  3. ^ "Call Sign History". Federal Communications Commission, audio division. Retrieved July 16, 2015. 
  4. ^ "WFTR Facility Record". Federal Communications Commission, audio division. Retrieved July 16, 2015. 
  5. ^ "WFTR Debuts as New Virginia MBS Outlet" (PDF). Broadcasting. September 27, 1948. Retrieved January 10, 2015. 

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