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This article is about the radio station. For the video codec, see VC-1.
City Martinsville, Virginia
Broadcast area Martinsville, Virginia
Henry County, Virginia
Branding "Great Radio AM 1450"
Frequency 1450 kHz
First air date 1941
Format News/Talk
Power 1,000 Watts day and night
Class C
Facility ID 40510
Transmitter coordinates 36°42′0.0″N 79°51′7.0″W / 36.700000°N 79.851944°W / 36.700000; -79.851944
Callsign meaning W Martinsville VirginiA
Owner Martinsville Media, Inc.
Sister stations WHEE
Website WMVA Online

WMVA is a News/Talk formatted broadcast radio station licensed to Martinsville, Virginia, serving Martinsville and Henry County, Virginia. WMVA is owned and operated by Martinsville Media, Inc.[1]


In October 2005, William D. Wyatt, Jr. purchased WMVA, which had an adult contemporary and sports radio format, from Billy D. Wilson and Linda R. Wilson. whom purchased it from founder and Creator Hans Peter Blume [2]

Past personalities[edit]

  • Charles F. Adams, newscaster (1942-1947, 1948, 1955)[3]


  1. ^ "WMVA Facility Record". Federal Communications Commission, audio division. 
  2. ^ "Deals," Broadcasting & Cable, Vol. 135, October 3, 2005, p. 25.
  3. ^ Sies, Luther F. (2014). Encyclopedia of American Radio, 1920-1960, 2nd Edition, Volume 1. McFarland & Company, Inc. ISBN 978-0-7864-5149-4. P. 11.

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