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CityNorfolk, Virginia
Broadcast areaHampton Roads
Frequency90.3 FM MHz
(also on HD Radio)
First air date1990[1]
FormatAnalog/HD1: Public Radio[2]
Classical music
HD2: Big Band/old time radio
HD3: Christian Contemporary (The Journey)
Power8,800 Watts
HAAT350.3 meters (1,149 ft)
Facility ID25940
Transmitter coordinates36°48′31.0″N 76°30′13.0″W / 36.808611°N 76.503611°W / 36.808611; -76.503611
Callsign meaningW Home Room One
W Hampton Roads O
Former callsignsWHRV (1989-1990)
WHRO-FM (1990-Present)[3]
AffiliationsAmerican Public Radio
National Public Radio
Public Radio International
OwnerHampton Roads Educational Telecommunications Association
WebcastWHRO-FM Webstream
WebsiteWHRO-FM Online

WHRO-FM is a Public Radio broadcast radio station, broadcasting a classical music format. WHRO is licensed to Norfolk, Virginia, serving Hampton Roads.[2] WHRO-FM is owned and operated by the Hampton Roads Educational Telecommunications Association.[4]

Radio reading service[edit]

WHRO Voice, a radio reading service for the blind, is broadcast on a subcarrier of WHRO. In addition, WHRO Voice is streamed online.[5]

WHRO HD Radio[edit]

WHRO-FM's HD Radio Channels on a SPARC Radio with PSD .

WHRO broadcasts the 1920s Radio Network, a channel dedicated to big band music, nostalgia, and old time radio on its HD-2 channel. The 1920s Radio Network streams online and is simulcast on the main channel of repeater station W257BV-FM.[6][7]

Call sign Frequency
City of license ERP
Class FCC info
W257BV 99.3 Virginia Beach, Virginia 250 D FCC

WHRO broadcasts The Journey, a Christian Contemporary format on its HD-3 channel.


WHRO-FM operates two full-powered repeater stations to serve areas not covered by the main signal.

Call sign Frequency
City of license ERP
Class FCC info
WHRF 98.3 Belle Haven, Virginia 6,000 A FCC
WHRJ 89.9 Gloucester Courthouse, Virginia 750 A FCC


  1. ^ Broadcasting Yearbook 2010 (PDF). ProQuest, LLC/Reed Publishing (Nederland), B.V. 2010. p. D-568. Retrieved July 25, 2015.
  2. ^ a b "Arbitron Station Information Profiles". Nielsen Audio/Nielsen Holdings. Retrieved July 25, 2015.
  3. ^ "Call Sign History". Federal Communications Commission, audio division. Retrieved July 25, 2015.
  4. ^ "WHRO Facility Record". Federal Communications Commission, audio division. Retrieved July 25, 2015.
  5. ^ "The WHRO Voice". Accessed December 10, 2016
  6. ^ "1920s Radio Network". Accessed December 10, 2016
  7. ^ "WHRO: 1920s Radio Network". Accessed December 10, 2016

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