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City Spotsylvania, Virginia
Broadcast area Fredericksburg, Virginia
Spotsylvania County, Virginia
Caroline County, Virginia
Branding "WAMU 88-5"
Slogan "The Mind is Our Medium"
Frequency 89.5 FM MHz (since 2014)
First air date November 6, 2005
Format Public Radio
Power 8,000 Watts
HAAT 151 meters (495 ft)
Class B1
Facility ID 90679
Transmitter coordinates 38°11′48.0″N 77°33′45.0″W / 38.196667°N 77.562500°W / 38.196667; -77.562500
Callsign meaning W SpotsYlvania American University
Former callsigns WWED (2005-2014)
Affiliations National Public Radio
Owner American University
(Board of Trustees of American University)
Sister stations WAMU, WRAU
Webcast WYAU Webstream
Website WYAU Online

WYAU is a Public Radio formatted broadcast radio station licensed to Spotsylvania, Virginia, serving the City of Fredericksburg and Spotsylvania and Caroline counties in Virginia.[1] WYAU is owned and operated by American University.[2]

Station sold[edit]

In June 2014, American University announced a deal to purchase WWED for $375,000, making it a WAMU simulcast.[3] The changeover was made in October 2014, including a call-letter change to WYAU.


  1. ^ "Arbitron Station Information Profiles". Nielsen Audio/Nielsen Holdings. Retrieved November 16, 2014. 
  2. ^ "WYAU Facility Record". Federal Communications Commission, audio division. Retrieved November 16, 2014. 
  3. ^ "American University buys WWED-FM Fredericksburg". Radio+Television Business Report. June 17, 2014. 

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