WIVI

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WIVI
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
(GARK LLC)
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.

Ownership[edit]

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]

References[edit]

  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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