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City of license Lynchburg, Virginia
Broadcast area New River Valley
Branding "The Journey"
Slogan "Life. Hope. Music."
Frequency 88.3 MHz
First air date 1981
Format Contemporary Christian
Power 50,000 Watts Horizontal
44,000 Watts Vertical
HAAT 330 Meters
Class C1
Facility ID 37249
Transmitter coordinates 37°11′50.0″N 79°21′7.0″W / 37.197222°N 79.351944°W / 37.197222; -79.351944
Callsign meaning W Radio Victory Liberty
former branding
Owner Liberty University
(Liberty University, Inc.)
Webcast WRVL Webstream
Website WRVL Online

WRVL is a Contemporary Christian formatted broadcast radio station licensed to Lynchburg, Virginia, serving the New River Valley. WRVL is owned and operated by Liberty University.[1]


In 2009, WRVL broke ground by forming a partnership with NPR broadcaster WVTF in Roanoke, Virginia, allowing them to repeat Victory FM programming on WVTW's HD-3 channel in Charlottesville, Virginia. This is noteworthy because it makes WVTW perhaps one of the only HD radio stations in the nation funded by the federal Public Telecommunications Facilities Program (PTFP).[2]

On December 26, 2014, WRVL dropped all Religious teaching programming for a Contemporary Christian format. The station's name also changed from "Victory Radio Network" to "The Journey".


In addition to the main station and WVTW HD-3, WRVL is relayed by an additional 25 translators to widen its broadcast area. W236BO at 95.1 served Burlington, North Carolina prior to 2013, when WPCM took it over.

Call sign Frequency
City of license ERP
Class FCC info
W284BC 104.7 Waldorf, Maryland 10 D FCC
W253AZ 98.5 Creedmoor, North Carolina 40 D FCC
W279BW 103.7 Roxboro, North Carolina 10 D FCC
W273BD 102.5 Winston-Salem, North Carolina 4 D FCC
W210BY 89.9 Aquia Harbour, Virginia 5 D FCC
W274AV 102.7 Ashland, Virginia 14 D FCC
W208BL 89.5 Berryville, Virginia 10 D FCC
W245BG 96.9 Cave Spring, Virginia 10 D FCC
W217BR 91.3 Chantilly, Virginia 10 D FCC
W244BP 96.7 Charlottesville, Virginia 10 D FCC
W278BF 103.5 Covington, Virginia 10 D FCC
W237CA 95.3 Culpeper, Virginia 19 D FCC
W282BH 104.3 Danville, Virginia 155 D FCC
W267BA 101.3 Harrisonburg, Virginia 10 D FCC
W286BN 105.1 Marion, Virginia 10 D FCC
W295BF 106.9 Midlothian, Virginia 10 D FCC
W293AS 106.5 Pulaski, Virginia 10 D FCC
W235AI 94.9 Richmond, Virginia 16 D FCC
W293AX 106.5 Roanoke, Virginia 10 D FCC
W279AN 103.7 South Boston, Virginia 10 D FCC
W298AZ 107.5 South Hill, Virginia 19 D FCC
W218CK 91.5 Warrenton, Virginia 10 D FCC
W262BK 100.3 Waynesboro, Virginia 7 D FCC
W270BO 101.9 Wytheville, Virginia 10 D FCC
W255CK 98.9 Front Royal, Virginia 10 D FCC
W271BR 102.1 Winchester, Virginia 99 D FCC

HD Radio[edit]

As of September 2015, The Journey is also carried on WRXL-HD3 in Richmond.


  1. ^ "WRVL Facility Record". Federal Communications Commission, audio division. 
  2. ^ 1n grant year 2007 the PTFP funded a project to increase the power of WVTW, to extend its signal coverage to about 193,000 additional persons.2007 PTFP Radio Awards, retrieved 2010-08-17 

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