WSVO

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WSVO
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City Staunton, Virginia
Broadcast area Staunton, Virginia
Harrisonburg, Virginia
Augusta County, Virginia
Branding "Mix 93-1"
Slogan "The 80's to Now"
Frequency 93.1 MHz
First air date May 29, 1959[1]
Format Adult Contemporary[2]
ERP 2,800 watts
HAAT 103 meters
Class A
Facility ID 11665
Transmitter coordinates 38°10′32.0″N 79°4′12.0″W / 38.175556°N 79.070000°W / 38.175556; -79.070000
Callsign meaning W Shenandoah Valley Oldies
former format
Former callsigns WSGM (1959-1992)
WKDW-FM (1992-1996)
WSVO (1996-present)[3]
Owner iHeartMedia
(CC Licenses, LLC)
Sister stations WACL, WAZR, WKCI, WKCY, WKCY-FM, WKDW
Webcast WSVO Webstream
Website WSVO Online

WSVO (93.1 FM) is an Adult Contemporary formatted broadcast radio station licensed to Staunton, Virginia and serving Staunton and Augusta County, Virginia. WSVO is owned and operated by iHeartMedia.[4]

History[edit]

WSVO first launched with the callsign WSGM on May 29, 1959.

The station became Country on February 13, 1992, and changed the callsign to WKDW-FM, becoming a sister station of WKDW-AM at 900 AM, which was also carrying a Country format. WKDW-FM remained a sister station of WKDW-AM until March 28, 1994 when the callsign for 900 AM was switched to WBGT. It was also around this time that the station's format was switched from a Country format to Oldies, branded as "Oldies 93.1".

On January 31, 1996, the WKDW callsign was reassigned to 900 AM, while 93.1 FM became WSVO. The station continued to carry its Oldies format[5] until 11:00 P.M. on April 3, 2005, when the format was changed to Adult Contemporary, branded as "Mix 93.1; The 80s to Now".[6]

The station broadcasts in an all-Christmas format from mid-November through Christmas day.

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