WVBX

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WVBX
WVBX-FM 2014.png
City Spotsylvania, Virginia
Broadcast area Metro Fredericksburg
Branding "99–3 The Vibe"
Slogan "Fredericksburg's #1 Hit Music Station"
Frequency 99.3 MHz
First air date January 26, 1988 (as WYND-FM)
Format Rhythmic Contemporary Hit Radio
ERP 3,000 watts
HAAT 100 meters
Class A
Facility ID 22484
Transmitter coordinates 38°08′30.0″N 77°41′34.0″W / 38.141667°N 77.692778°W / 38.141667; -77.692778
Callsign meaning W ViBe X
Former callsigns WYND-FM (1988–1989)
WPLC (1989–1994)
WYSK (1994–1996)
WYSK-FM (1996–2008)
WWVB (2008–2009)[1]
Owner Alpha Media LLC
(Alpha Media Licensee LLC)
Sister stations WFLS-FM, WNTX, WWUZ
Webcast WVBX Webstream
Website WVBX Online

WVBX is a Rhythmic Contemporary Hit Radio formatted broadcast radio station licensed to Spotsylvania, Virginia and serving the Metro Fredericksburg area. WVBX is owned and operated by Alpha Media LLC, through licensee Alpha Media Licensee LLC.[2]

History[edit]

Logo used for WYSK-FM from March 4, 2002 to January 7, 2008.

The station first launched on January 26, 1988 with the callsign WYND-FM.

On April 10, 1989, WYND-FM changed it callsign to WPLC, and yet again to WYSK on September 30, 1994. On July 16, 1996, WYSK modified to WYSK-FM with an Adult Contemporary format. On March 4, 2002, WYSK-FM flipped to Alternative Rock, branded as "99.3 WYSK – The Rock Alternative".

At noon on January 7, 2008, WYSK-FM dropped its Alternative Rock format and switched to Rhythmic Contemporary Hit Radio with the station's first song being Justin Timberlake's "SexyBack". The calls were changed from WYSK to WWVB-FM on January 11, 2008.

On August 13, 2009, the callsign was changed from WWVB-FM to WVBX.[3]

On January 23, 2015, Alpha Media "entered into a definitive agreement" to purchase WVBX and sister stations WFLS-FM, WNTX, and WWUZ from Free Lance-Star License, LLC for an unknown sum.[4] The purchase was consummated on May 1, 2015, at a price of $8.1 million.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Call Sign History". FCC Media Bureau CDBS Public Access Database. 
  2. ^ "WVBX Facility Record". Federal Communications Commission, audio division. 
  3. ^ "WVBX 99.3 257A". VARTV.com. June 5, 2010. 
  4. ^ "Alpha Media To Purchase Free Lance-Star Radio Stations". All Access Music Group. January 23, 2015. Retrieved January 23, 2015. 

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