|Broadcast area||Chincoteague, Virginia|
Pocomoke City, Maryland
|Branding||96.5 & 101.5 CTG|
|Slogan||The Variety Station|
|First air date||August 29, 2016 (as WOWZ)|
|Format||Adult hits (WCTG simulcast)|
|HAAT||72 meters (236 ft)|
|Former callsigns||WOWZ (2016-2017)|
|Affiliations||CBS Radio News|
|Owner||GSB Broadcasting |
(Jackman Holding Company, LLC)
|Sister stations||WCTG, WICO-FM|
WVES (101.5 FM) is a broadcast radio station licensed to Chincoteague, Virginia, serving Chincoteague and Accomac in Virginia and Pocomoke City in Maryland. WVES is owned and operated by GSB Broadcasting.
WVES' programming is also heard on the audio feed of WOWZ-LP, a low-power television station in the market. The two stations run an adult hits format branded as "96.5 & 101.5 CTG".
WVES signed on for the first time on August 29, 2016 as WOWZ and began stunting with a "wheel of formats". At 10 AM the next day, the station officially launched with a country music format, branded as "Wow 101-5". The first song on "Wow" was "Gone Country" by Alan Jackson. The station changed its call sign to WIEZ on April 3, 2017, and to WOWZ-FM on May 5, 2017.
On November 28, 2017, WOWZ-FM and WOWZ-LP dropped the "Wow" country format (which moved to WVES 99.3 FM Accomac, Virginia; and WICO-FM 101.1 FM Snow Hill, Maryland) and began stunting with Christmas music as "Christmas 101.5". On December 12, 2017, the station assumed the WVES call sign as part of a call sign swap. On December 26, 2017, WVES flipped to Rhythmic Adult Top 40 as "101.5 The Mix," with a emphasis on current Rhythmic contemporary hits and upbeat recurrents from the 1990s and 2000s.
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- "Arbitron Station Information Profiles". Nielsen Audio/Nielsen Holdings. Retrieved August 30, 2016.
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- "WVES Facility Record". Federal Communications Commission, audio division. Retrieved August 30, 2016.
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- Format Musical Chairs in Delmarva Radioinsight - November 28, 2017
- WCTG Completes Salisbury Move-in; Adds New Virginia Simulcast Radioinsight - October 26, 2018
- Query the FCC's FM station database for WVES
- Radio-Locator information on WVES
- Query Nielsen Audio's FM station database for WVES