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City Grafton, West Virginia
Broadcast area Grafton, West Virginia
Taylor County, West Virginia
Branding "Light of Life Ministry"
Frequency 1190 kHz
First air date 1948
Format Catholic Religious
Power 4,500 Watts daytime
22 Watts nighttime
Class D
Facility ID 64661
Transmitter coordinates 39°21′1.0″N 80°2′40.0″W / 39.350278°N 80.044444°W / 39.350278; -80.044444
Callsign meaning West Virginia United States
Former callsigns WVVW (1948–1950?)
WTCS (1950?–1957)
WVVW (1957–1982)
WKGA (1982–1986)
WTBZ (1986–2008)
Owner Light of Life Community, Inc.
Sister stations WLOL-FM
Website WVUS Online

WVUS is a Catholic Religious formatted broadcast radio station licensed to Grafton, West Virginia, serving Grafton and Taylor County, West Virginia. WVUS is owned and operated by Light of Life Community, Inc.


WVUS began broadcasting as WVVW in 1948. The station switched calls to WKGA in July 1982.

WVUS would become country formatted WTBZ and begin simulcasting then co-owned WTBZ-FM (now WKTZ-FM).

Logo used until May 2008.

In August 2002, WTBZ-FM was sold to Educational Media Foundation (becoming a K-LOVE affiliate), while WTBZ dropped country for a Rhythmic Contemporary Hit Radio format.

Logo used until March 8, 2010.

On May 6, 2008, WTBZ became WVUS in the first step as becoming a "new station". Then owner Appalachian Radio filed an application to move the station from AM 1260 to AM 1190 and increase the station's daytime power to 4,500 watts.

On August 8, 2008, WVUS officially began broadcasting on AM 1190.

It was announced on November 6, 2009 that owner Steven Tocco was attempting to sell the station at an asking price of $59,000. Tocco cited low ad revenue and high operating costs as reasons for the sale, and gave a shutdown date of December 31.[1] On December 23, 2009, WVUS was sold to Light of Life Community, Inc. for $62,550.[citation needed]

On March 8, 2010, WVUS dropped its Adult Standards format for Catholic Religious programming.

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  1. ^ "Grafton, West Virginia AM will sell, or go dark". Radio-Info.com. November 6, 2009. Retrieved May 27, 2011. 

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