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City New York City
Broadcast area New York City area
Frequency 1330 kHz
First air date 1926
Format Spanish Christian music and teaching
Power 10,000 watts day
5,000 watts night
Class B
Facility ID 54874
Owner Radio Vision Cristiana
Website www.radiovision.net

WWRV 1330 is a Spanish Christian music and teaching station and serves the New York area. It is owned by Radio Vision Cristiana Management.

For years 1330 was WEVD, named after the Socialist Party leader Eugene V. Debs. The Socialists purchased radio station WSOM/1220, transmitting from Woodhaven in the New York City borough of Queens in August 1927 as a means of reaching a mass audience with socialist ideas.[1] Owing to the party's financial difficulties station was taken over by the publishing association of the left wing Yiddish-language daily newspaper The Jewish Daily Forward in 1932.

In 1952, The Forward purchased FM station WGYN, renaming it WEVD-FM (now WSKQ-FM). The AM station shared its frequency with another station, also licensed to New York City, WPOW (formerly called WBBR, no relation to the current station with those call letters on 1130). In 1981 The Forward sold 1330 to Salem Communications, now known as the Salem Media Group, a large owner of religious radio stations. Salem renamed the station WNYM and made it a Christian formatted station from 6 AM to 4:30 PM while running foreign language religious shows after 4:30 PM.

In 1983 Salem leased the entire broadcast day except from 6 AM to 9 AM to Radio Vision. The station at that time shifted to its current Spanish Religious format. In 1989 Salem bought 570 WMCA and sold WNYM to Radio Vision. The Spanish religious format was expanded to broadcast all day, every day, and the station call sign was changed to WWRV to reflect the station's new identity.

WWRV studios are at 419 Broadway in Paterson, New Jersey and share transmitting towers with WNYM in North Hackensack, New Jersey.

On May 29, 2016 WWRV was granted a Federal Communications Commission construction permit to move to the WZRC transmitter site and reduce night power to 3,800 watts.[2]

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  1. ^ "Broadcasting is to Begin Soon: Socialist, Labor and Liberal Group is Now Owner of WSOM," The New Leader, vol. 4, no. 7 (August 6, 1927), pg. 3.
  2. ^ "Application for Construction Permit for Commercial Broadcast Station". CDBS Public Access. Federal Communications Commission. May 29, 2016. Retrieved May 9, 2017. 

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Coordinates: 40°54′39″N 74°01′42″W / 40.91083°N 74.02833°W / 40.91083; -74.02833