WVES (101.5 FM) is a broadcast radio station licensed to Chincoteague, Virginia, serving Chincoteague and Accomac in Virginia and Pocomoke City in Maryland.[1] WVES is owned and operated by GSB Broadcasting.[4]

WVES
WCTG-WVES 96.5-101.5 logo.png
CityChincoteague, Virginia
Broadcast areaChincoteague, Virginia
Accomac, Virginia
Pocomoke City, Maryland
Frequency101.5 MHz
Branding96.5 & 101.5 CTG
Programming
FormatAdult hits (WCTG simulcast)[1]
AffiliationsCBS Radio News
Ownership
OwnerGSB Broadcasting
(Jackman Holding Company, LLC)
WCTG, WICO-FM
History
First air date
August 29, 2016 (as WOWZ)[2]
Former call signs
WOWZ (2016-2017)
WIEZ (4/2017-5/2017)
WOWZ-FM (5/2017-12/2017)[3]
Technical information
Facility ID198743
ClassA
ERP5,000 watts
HAAT72 meters (236 ft)
Transmitter coordinates
37°51′15.0″N 75°33′19.0″W / 37.854167°N 75.555278°W / 37.854167; -75.555278
Links
WebcastListen live
WebsiteWVES Online

WVES' programming was also heard on the audio feed of "Franken-FM" WOWZ-LP, VHF analog channel 6, a low-power television station in the market. This could also be heard on an FM radio tuned to 87.7 MHz, since the audio portion of the analog signal lied at 87.75 MHz.[5] WOWZ is currently silent with a permit to switch to digital.

The two stations run an adult hits format branded as "96.5 & 101.5 CTG".

HistoryEdit

WVES signed on for the first time on August 29, 2016 as WOWZ and began stunting with a "wheel of formats".[2] At 10 AM the next day, the station officially launched with a country music format, branded as "Wow 101-5".[2] The first song on "Wow" was "Gone Country" by Alan Jackson.[2][6] The station changed its call sign to WIEZ on April 3, 2017, and to WOWZ-FM on May 5, 2017.

On November 28, 2017, WOWZ-FM and WOWZ-LP dropped the "Wow" country format (which moved to WVES 99.3 FM Accomac, Virginia; and WICO-FM 101.1 FM Snow Hill, Maryland) and began stunting with Christmas music as "Christmas 101.5". On December 12, 2017, the station assumed the WVES call sign as part of a calan bel sign swap. On December 26, 2017, WVES flipped to Rhythmic Adult Top 40 as "101.5 The Mix," with an emphasis on current Rhythmic contemporary hits and upbeat recurrents from the 1990s and 2000s.[7]

On October 26, 2018, WVES changed their format from rhythmic adult top 40 to a simulcast of adult hits-formatted WCTG 96.5 FM West Pocomoke, Maryland.[8]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Arbitron Station Information Profiles". Nielsen Audio/Nielsen Holdings. Retrieved August 30, 2016.
  2. ^ a b c d Venta, Lance (August 29, 2016). "WOWZ To Wow Eastern Shore". RadioBB Networks. Retrieved August 30, 2016.
  3. ^ "Call Sign History". Federal Communications Commission, audio division. Retrieved August 30, 2016.
  4. ^ "WVES Facility Record". Federal Communications Commission, audio division. Retrieved August 30, 2016.
  5. ^ "WOWZ Facility Record". Federal Communications Commission, audio division. Retrieved August 30, 2016.
  6. ^ "Wow 101.5 Debuts". RadioBB Networks. August 30, 2016. Retrieved September 5, 2016.
  7. ^ Format Musical Chairs in Delmarva Radioinsight - November 28, 2017
  8. ^ WCTG Completes Salisbury Move-in; Adds New Virginia Simulcast Radioinsight - October 26, 2018

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