W241AP

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W241AP
City Midlothian, Virginia
Broadcast area Central Virginia
Branding News Radio 1140 and 96.1 WRVA
Slogan Richmond's News, Weather and Traffic
Frequency 96.1 MHz
First air date 2004
Format News/Talk (WRVA simulcast)
Power 145 Watts
HAAT 0 Meters
Class D
Facility ID 139538
Transmitter coordinates 37°30′31.5″N 77°34′37.0″W / 37.508750°N 77.576944°W / 37.508750; -77.576944Coordinates: 37°30′31.5″N 77°34′37.0″W / 37.508750°N 77.576944°W / 37.508750; -77.576944
Callsign meaning Translator allocation on FCC channel 241.
Former callsigns W295BF
Owner Entercom
(CBS Radio East Inc.)
Sister stations W253BI, WBTJ, WRNL, WRVA, WRVQ, WRXL, WTVR-FM
Webcast W241AP Webstream
Website W241AP Online

W241AP is a news/talk formatted broadcast translator licensed to Midlothian, Virginia, serving Central Virginia. W241AP is owned and operated by Entercom.

History[edit]

The station signed on as a translator for Liberty University's WRVL in 2004, on 96.1 MHz, using the callsign W241AP. In 2007, the station moved to Richmond and was reallocated to 106.1 MHz with 10 watts power, taking the callsign W295BF.

In April 2013, Liberty sold the station to Clear Channel Communications, which relocated the station to Midlothian and moved it back to 96.1 MHz with 145 watts power.

On April 15, 2013, Clear Channel debuted a satellite-fed classic rock format on the station. The branding, 96.1 The Planet, was designed to echo Cox Radio's long-time classic rock station, WKLR, which broadcasts a full-power signal at 96.5 MHz. WKLR had moved to a more current rock format as Rock 96.5 by the time Clear Channel brought 96.1 The Planet online.[1]

As a translator is not legally permitted to originate its own programming, by U.S. Federal Communications Commission regulation, W241AP is relaying an HD Radio channel of WRVQ.

The station resumed its original W241AP callsign on April 26, 2013.

On November 1, 2017, iHeartMedia announced that W241AP, along with all of their sister stations in Richmond and Chattanooga, will be sold to Entercom due to that company's merger with CBS Radio.[2] The sale was completed on December 19, 2017.[3]

On January 1, 2018 W241AP changed their format from classic rock to a simulcast of news/talk-formatted WRVA 1140 AM Richmond.[4]

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