WVXX

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WVXX
WVXX-AM 2009.PNG
CityNorfolk, Virginia
Broadcast areaHampton Roads
Branding"Selecta 1050"
Frequency1050 kHz
First air date1954
FormatSpanish Contemporary
Power5,000 Watts daytime
358 Watts nighttime
ClassB
Facility ID71286
Transmitter coordinates36°49′44.0″N 76°12′26.0″W / 36.828889°N 76.207222°W / 36.828889; -76.207222
Former callsignsWCMS (1954-2001)
WFOG (2001-2003)
WXMM (2003)
WCMS (2003-2004)
OwnerDavidson Media Group
(Davidson Media Station WVXX Licensee, LLC)
WebcastWVXX Webstream
WebsiteWVXX Online

WVXX is a Spanish Contemporary formatted broadcast radio station licensed to Norfolk, Virginia, serving Hampton Roads. WVXX is owned and operated by Davidson Media Group.[1]

History[edit]

This station had been country music formatted WCMS during the 1950s, 1960s, 1970s, and 1980s. In the late 1990s, the station used to simulcast with urban gospel WXEZ-FM 'Star 94.1'. On April 22, 2002, the station became easy listening "AM 1050 The Fog" WFOG. On November 25, 2003, WFOG dropped the standards format to simulcast classic country WCMS-FM 100.5. Three days later, the simulcast ended when WCMS-FM flipped to Mainstream Rock and the classic country format was kept on 1050. Because of an error, the WXMM calls were assigned to 1050 and the WCMS calls stayed on 100.5 until the calls were finally swapped on December 18th. On May 1, 2004, the station flipped to FOX Sports Radio.[2]

In November 2004, Barnstable Broadcasting sold the station to Davidson Media and later changed the calls to WVXX on December 6, 2004. FOX Sports Radio was dropped on February 9, 2005 in anticipation of a Spanish format known as "Selecta 1050".[3][4] Due to technical problems with Verizon, WVXX simulcasted WFOG until "Selecta" was launched at 2 p.m. on February 26, 2005.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "WVXX Facility Record". Federal Communications Commission, audio division.
  2. ^ HighBeam
  3. ^ HighBeam
  4. ^ a b "News Archives—January/February 2005". VARTV. Retrieved May 10, 2012.

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