WWDE-FM

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WWDE-FM
WWDE-FM 2014.png
City Hampton, Virginia
Broadcast area Hampton Roads
Branding "101-3 2WD"
Slogan "More Music For Your Workday!"
Frequency 101.3 MHz (also on HD Radio)
First air date June 1, 1962
Format Adult Contemporary
Christmas music (Nov.-Dec.)
ERP 50,000 Watts
HAAT 152 Meters (499 ft)
Class B
Facility ID 40753
Transmitter coordinates 36°49′41.0″N 76°15′5.0″W / 36.828056°N 76.251389°W / 36.828056; -76.251389
Former callsigns WVHR
Owner Entercom Communications
(Entercom License, LLC)
Sister stations WNVZ, WPTE, WVKL
Webcast WWDE-FM Webstream
Website WWDE-FM Online

WWDE-FM (101.3 MHz) is a commercial FM radio station licensed to Hampton, Virginia, serving the Norfolk/Hampton Roads media market. WWDE-FM airs an adult contemporary radio format. The station is owned and operated by Entercom Communications.[1]

WWDE-FM has studios and offices on Clearfield Avenue in Virginia Beach.[2] The transmitter is off East Indian River Road in Portsmouth.[3]

WWDE-FM broadcasts in HD. The station calls itself "2WD" referring to the two Ws in its call letters, followed by a D and an E that can be pronounced as "DEE." WWDE-FM is one of two Hampton Roads FM radio stations to play all-Christmas music from mid-November to December 25th, with the other being 107.7 WMOV-FM, owned by iHeartMedia. AM 1230 WJOI, owned by Saga Communications, also plays all-holiday music starting a couple of weeks before Christmas.

History[edit]

Original Logo used until April 2013.

The station first signed on the air on June 1, 1962 Owned by Dick Lamb, Larry Saunders and Gene Loving..[4] During the 1970s, it was co-owned with AM 1490 WVEC (now WXTG) and Channel 13 WVEC-TV. Its call letters were WVHR and it aired a middle of the road music format, sometimes simulcast with its AM sister station. Its current Format started on July 31, 1978 with Lamb and sidekick Paul Richardson hosting the 2WD Breakfast Bunch until January 28th 2005. Both have moved to rival WVBW. [5]

On December 26th 2006, The Station tried a Soft Adult Contemporary format but Kept the 2WD Name but Reverted back to Adult Contemporary on April 1st 2013, now calling themselves "The New 101.3 2WD". [6]

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