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City Tappahannock, Virginia
Broadcast area Northern Neck
Branding "105-5 WRAR"
Slogan "The Best Of The 80's, 90's & Today"
Frequency 105.5 MHz
First air date 1971
Format Hot Adult Contemporary
Power 6,000 Watts
HAAT 100 Meters
Class A
Facility ID 55172
Transmitter coordinates 37°52′27.0″N 76°43′37.0″W / 37.874167°N 76.726944°W / 37.874167; -76.726944
Callsign meaning W RAppahannock River
Affiliations ABC Radio News
Owner Real Media, Inc.
Sister stations WNNT-FM
Webcast WRAR-FM Webstream
Website WRAR-FM Online

WRAR-FM is a Hot Adult Contemporary formatted broadcast radio station licensed to Tappahannock, Virginia, serving the Northern Neck. WRAR-FM is owned and operated by Real Media, Inc.[1]


The station signed on in 1971, as a sister station to WRAR-AM, and has been a contemporary music station since its beginning. The station used live air personalities during the 1970s and 1980s, but relied on syndicated programming during the 1990s. In the last several years, the station has returned to the use of live local announcers once again.

Notable alumni[edit]

  • Mike Friend: one of the founders of non-commercial WNRN in Charlottesville, VA.
  • Steve "Mr. Beach" Leonard: after stops at WMXB and WRCL, is now at WLRB.
  • Jim Payne: later Operations Manager and Middays at WRVQ in Richmond, VA.


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