|City||Charlotte Amalie, U.S. Virgin Islands|
|Slogan||"The VI's #1 Hit List"|
|Frequency||96.1 FM (MHz)|
|Format||Pop Contemporary Hit Radio|
|HAAT||457 meters (1500 feet)|
|Callsign meaning||W I Virgin Islands|
|Owner||Ackley Media Group
|Sister stations||WVJZ, WWKS, WVWI|
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.
Lonely Planet's 2001 guide to the Virgin Islands described this station as, "probably the most popular rock & roll station" in the USVI.
The station was assigned the WIVI call sign by the U.S. Federal Communications Commission on May 17, 1988. 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.
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- Radio-Locator information on WIVI
- Query Nielsen Audio's FM station database for WIVI
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