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City Warrenton, Virginia
Broadcast area Warrenton, Virginia
Fauquier County, Virginia
Branding "1260 The Answer"
Slogan "News. Intelligent Talk. Insight."
Frequency 1250 AM kHz
First air date November 21, 1957
Format Talk (WWRC simulcast)
Power 3,000 Watts daytime
125 Watts nighttime
Class D
Facility ID 53368
Transmitter coordinates 38°43′52.0″N 77°46′42.0″W / 38.731111°N 77.778333°W / 38.731111; -77.778333
Callsign meaning WRC Warrenton
Former callsigns WEER (1957-1982)
WPRZ (1982-2007)
WKDL (2007-2014)
Owner Salem Media Group
(Salem Media of Virginia, Inc.)
Sister stations WAVA, WAVA-FM, WWRC
Webcast WRCW Webstream
Website WRCW Online

WRCW is a Talk formatted broadcast radio station licensed to Warrenton, Virginia, serving Warrenton and Fauquier County, Virginia.[1] WRCW is owned and operated by Salem Communications.[2]


Former logo of WPRZ.

On September 30, 2007, WPRZ signed off having been sold to Metro Radio, Inc. on August 15, 2007 for $1.1 Million, according to DCRTV.com. On October 12, 2007, WPRZ became WKDL with a Spanish format. The Christian format of WPRZ continues to broadcast at WPRZ.org.

The WKDL calls were previously used by the current WBQH in the mid 1990s, which at the time was co-owned with WKDV as an affiliate of the children-oriented radio network Radio AAHS.

The station broadcast a Spanish talk format until May 21, 2008 when the station switched to Classic Country. In Mid-November, the country format was abruptly dropped for brokered programming.

From January 31, 2011 until February 2012, WKDL simulcast WTNT (730 AM) in Alexandria on a full-time basis. Its programming lineup consisted mostly of Talk Radio Network offerings, particularly America's Morning News, The Laura Ingraham Show, America's Radio News Network, The Jerry Doyle Show, The Savage Nation, The Rusty Humphries Show and The Phil Hendrie Show.

WKDL was sold to Salem Communications in February 2012 for $10,000 [1]. This purchase was mainly so Salem could increase the daytime power of WWRC to 10,000 watts daytime; WKDL would have its daytime power lowered from 5,000 watts to 3,000 watts, and aimed away from the Washington D.C. metro. WRCW is a full-time relay of sister station WWRC in Washington, D.C., which operates on the first-adjacent 1260 kHz frequency.

On July 23, 2014, the station changed its callsign from WKDL to WRCW.


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