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City Charlotte Amalie, U.S. Virgin Islands
Branding Hitz 96
Slogan "The VI's #1 Hit List"
Frequency 96.1 FM (MHz)
Format Pop Contemporary Hit Radio
ERP 2400 watts
HAAT 457 meters (1500 feet)
Class B1
Facility ID 57787
Transmitter coordinates 18°21′33″N 64°58′18″W / 18.35917°N 64.97167°W / 18.35917; -64.97167
Callsign meaning W I Virgin Islands
Owner Ackley Media Group
Sister stations WVJZ, WWKS, WVWI
Website amg.vi

WIVI (96.1 FM, "Hitz 96") is a radio station licensed to serve Charlotte Amalie, U.S. Virgin Islands. The station is owned by Gordon P. Ackley through GARK LLC. It airs a hip hop, R&B, pop, rock music format.[1]

Lonely Planet's 2001 guide to the Virgin Islands described this station as, "probably the most popular rock & roll station" in the USVI.[2]

Pirate Radio logo

The station was assigned the WIVI call sign by the U.S. Federal Communications Commission on May 17, 1988.[3] The station had branded itself as "Pirate Radio" before a flip to the "Hitz 96" moniker on October 1, 2009.


In May 2007, WIVI was sold by Rox Radio Enterprises Inc. (Jason Ackley, president, CEO) to Gordon P. Ackley. Rox Radio, 60% owned by Gordon Ackley, assigned WIVI to GARK LLC, which is 100% owned by Ackley, for a reported $300,000.[4]


  1. ^ "Fall 2007 Station Information Profile". Arbitron. 
  2. ^ Peffer, Randall (2001). Virgin Islands. Oakland, California: Lonely Planet. p. 41. ISBN 0-86442-735-2. 
  3. ^ "Call Sign History". FCC Media Bureau CDBS Public Access Database. 
  4. ^ BIA Financial Networks (2007-05-14). "Deals". Broadcasting & Cable. 

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