WBVB
WBVB B97 logo.png
Broadcast areaHuntington-Ashland
Frequency97.1 MHz
BrandingB97
Programming
FormatClassic hits
Ownership
Owner
WAMX, WKEE-FM, WTCR-FM, WVHU, WZWB
History
First air date
1990 (1990) (as WXVK)
Former call signs
WZTX (1988–1989, CP)
WXVK (1989–1994)
Technical information
Facility ID507
ClassA
ERP3,000 watts
HAAT144 meters (472 ft)
Transmitter coordinates
38°25′27.00″N 82°32′4.00″W / 38.4241667°N 82.5344444°W / 38.4241667; -82.5344444
Links
WebcastListen Live
Websiteb97fm.iheart.com

WBVB (97.1 FM, "B97") is a radio station broadcasting a classic hits radio format. Licensed to Coal Grove, Ohio, United States, the station serves the Huntington-Ashland area. The station is currently owned by iHeartMedia, Inc.[1][2]

History

The station was assigned call sign WZTX on August 18, 1988. On November 29, 1989, the station changed its call sign to WXVK, and then on December 19, 1994, to the current WBVB.[3]

On February 14, 2012, WBVB relaunched as "Oldies 97.1".

On January 1, 2016, WBVB shifted its format from oldies to classic hits, branded as "B97".

In January of 2020, the hosts of WBVB's morning show, the Woody & Professor Show, were laid off as a part of iHeartMedia's realignment in small and medium radio markets.[4]

References

  1. ^ "WBVB Facility Record". United States Federal Communications Commission, audio division.
  2. ^ "WBVB Station Information Profile". Arbitron.
  3. ^ "WBVB Call Sign History". United States Federal Communications Commission, audio division.
  4. ^ "iHeartMedia lays off 2 popular morning DJs". WSAZ-TV. January 17, 2020. Retrieved January 17, 2020.