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WRVL is a Contemporary Christian formatted broadcast radio station licensed to Lynchburg, Virginia, serving the New River Valley. WRVL is owned and operated by Liberty University.[1]

CityLynchburg, Virginia
Broadcast areaNew River Valley
Frequency88.3 MHz
BrandingThe Journey
FormatContemporary Christian
OwnerLiberty University
(Liberty University, Inc.)
Call sign meaning
W Radio Victory Liberty
former branding
Technical information
Licensing authority
Facility ID37249
Power50,000 Watts horizontal
44,000 Watts vertical
HAAT330 meters
Transmitter coordinates
37°11′50.0″N 79°21′7.0″W / 37.197222°N 79.351944°W / 37.197222; -79.351944
Public license information
WebcastWRVL Webstream
WebsiteWRVL Online


WRVL went on the air in July 1981 and faced a series of technical problems in its early years revolving around interference to television reception near the station site.[2] In December 1981, the Federal Communications Commission ordered the station to reduce effective radiated power from 100,000 to 5,000 watts.[3] In 1982, its radio tower was brought down by vandals;[4] while the station was silent, viewers reported better reception of WDBJ (channel 7).[5]

In 2009, WRVL broke ground by forming a partnership with NPR broadcaster WVTF in Roanoke, Virginia, allowing them to repeat Victory FM programming on WVTW's HD-3 channel in Charlottesville, Virginia. This is noteworthy because it makes WVTW perhaps one of few HD radio stations in the nation funded by the federal Public Telecommunications Facilities Program (PTFP).[6]

On December 26, 2014, WRVL dropped all religious teaching programming for a Contemporary Christian format. The station's name also changed from "Victory Radio Network" to "The Journey".


"The Journey" is carried on several stations and digital subchannels in Virginia and North Carolina.

Call sign Frequency City of license State Facility ID Class ERP
WVRL 88.3 FM Elizabeth City North Carolina 86560 C2 50,000
WVRA 107.3 FM Enfield North Carolina 164202 A 4,100
WVRH 94.3 FM Norlina North Carolina 1208 A 6,000
WVRP 91.1 FM Roanoke Rapids North Carolina 85603 A 2,000
WVRD 90.5 FM Zebulon North Carolina 41094 A 1,200
WBOP 95.5 FM Buffalo Gap Virginia 68304 A 6,000
WVTW-HD3 88.5-3 FM[a] Charlottesville Virginia 63547 B1 1,000
WVRI 90.9 FM Clifton Forge Virginia 177072 B 1,000
WVTR-HD3 91.9-3 FM[a] Marion Virginia 70340 C2 4,500
WHRO-HD3 90.3-3 FM[a] Norfolk Virginia 25940 B 8,800
WRXL-HD3[b] 102.1-3 FM[a] Richmond Virginia 11961 B 20,000
WVTF-HD3 89.1-3 FM[a] Roanoke Virginia 70338 C 100,000


  1. ^ a b c d e HD Radio subchannel
  2. ^ Added September 2015


"The Journey" is relayed by additional translators to widen its broadcast area. W236BO at 95.1 served Burlington, North Carolina prior to 2013, until WPCM took it over.

Call sign Frequency
City of license State Facility ID Class ERP
W246DD 97.1 Charlottesville Virginia 142781 D 99 WVTW-HD3
W234CT 94.7 Marion Virginia 142574 D 99 WVTR-HD3
W293AS 106.5 Pulaski Virginia 139561 D 10 WVTF-HD3
W235AI 94.9 Richmond Virginia 150414 D 16 WKHK-HD3
W293AX 106.5 Roanoke Virginia 150414 D 10 WVTF-HD3
W297BH 107.3 Suffolk Virginia 155036 D 25 WHRO-HD3
W270BO 101.9 Wytheville Virginia 139560 D 10 WVTR-HD3


  1. ^ "WRVL Facility Record". Federal Communications Commission, audio division.
  2. ^ "FCC threatens Falwell station". Kingsport Times-News. UPI. July 15, 1981. p. 9A. Retrieved October 3, 2019.
  3. ^ "FCC orders station to reduce power". The Leader. Associated Press. December 17, 1981. p. 11. Retrieved October 3, 2019.
  4. ^ "Vandals Fell Rev. Falwell's 138-Foot-Tall Radio Tower". Clarion-Ledger. Associated Press. June 1, 1982. p. 5A. Retrieved October 3, 2019.
  5. ^ "TV reception improves since WRVL tower down". The Leader. June 4, 1981. p. 9. Retrieved October 3, 2019.
  6. ^ 1n grant year 2007 the PTFP funded a project to increase the power of WVTW, to extend its signal coverage to about 193,000 additional persons.2007 PTFP Radio Awards, retrieved 2010-08-17

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