Getting Settled: Media
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Television Stations

Without cable, TV reception in Charlottesville is generally poor unless you have a digital antenna. Local channel WVIR 29 (NBC) is often the only channel with good reception. Other Charlottesville over-the-air channels: WCAV 19 (CBS), WVAW 16 (ABC), WAHU 27 (FOX) are also on-line here. WHTJ 41 (PBS), a repeater for Richmond public TV, carries the full PBS programming line-up. WVPT, Valley Public Television (Harrisonburg) is seen locally over-the-air via repeaters on channels 50 & 58.

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Radio Stations

WVTF FM 89.3/WVTU-FM 88.5

Classical and jazz, NPR programming. WVTF is affiliated with the Virginia Tech Foundation with its main studios in Roanoke. Weekdays WVTF airs classical music and in the evenings mainly jazz. Weekends feature NPR and local programming, sometimes with live local musicians. Transmits in HD Radio format.

WVTU FM 89.7 and 91.5

Known as "Radio IQ," WVTU carries BBC News in the mornings and NPR talk during the day (repeated at night). Transmits in HD Radio format.

Spirit FM 90.1

Waynesboro-based popular Christian music 24-7.

WTJU FM 91.1

Licensed to the University of Virginia since 1957 (second oldest FM station in Virginia). Located on the second floor of Lambeth Commons in the Lambeth Residency area. Alternative, non-commercial, all-volunteer. Jazz, classical, and adventuresome rock and folk music. Often airs live folk music from its studios. Airs "Democracy Now!" weekdays at 4 p.m.

WNRN 91.9

Modern rock/adult alternative. Non-commercial. Special programs, including urban hip-hop, and folk. Acoustic Sunrise is a popular morning show. Local news and talk shows. For public service announcements, call the business office at 971-4096 or fax 979-6162.


New mainstream country, featuring a contemporary country music mix with a library from the late '80s, '90s and early 2000s. Owned and operated by students at the University of Virginia.

WQMZ FM 95.1

Continuous light rock. Virginia News Network. Community bulletins.

WWWV FM 97.5

"Killer classics and the best new rock." Album-oriented rock/classic and current. Virginia News Network, CNN, UVA football and basketball games.

WCYK FM 99.7

Contemporary country format. Covers NASCAR races.

WHTE FM Hot 101.9

Top 40, youth-oriented pop, rock, hip-hop. "Valentine in the Morning; Middays with Murph; PJ in the PM."

WZGN- FM 102.3 and 94.1 "Generations 102.3"

Hits of the 1960s and 1970s.

WMRA-FM 103.5 in Charlottesville/ 90.7 in Harrisonburg

NPR station affiliated with James Madison University, broadcasting from Harrisonburg. Popular WMRA programs include Acoustic Café on Friday and Sunday evenings and Blues Valley on Saturday nights.

WCNR-FM 106.1 "The Corner"Faculty Fave

"Different is good." Album oriented contemporary rock. Transmits in HD Radio format.

WINA-AM 1070

News, talk radio, local high school and UVA sports. Virginia News Network and CBS radio network affiliate. "Charlottesville Right Now!" with Coy Barefoot (weekday afternoons 4-6 p.m.) is a popular program.

WCHV-FM 107.5 AM 1260

Talk radio. Fox News line-up including Rush Limbaugh, Dr. Laura and Bill O'Reilly.

WKAV-AM 1400

Fox sports radio.

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Central Virginia News Agency

The New York Times, The Washington Post and The Wall Street Journal are available at most local newsstands, Foods of All Nations, CVS (Barracks Road), and Carriage Food House. Contact the Central Virginia News Agency (293-2500) for home delivery. Ask for special discounted student rates. CVNA also delivers Barron's, Investor's Business Daily, London Financial Times, USA Today and The Washington Times.

The Daily Progress
685 West Rio Rd.
P.O. Box 9030, Charlottesville, Virginia 22901

Charlottesville's daily newspaper. Local, state, and national news. Sports and special features. Call for delivery rates. Newsstand price: Mon-Sat $.50; Sun $1.50.

C-Ville Weekly

Arts, insight, and entertainment. Published on Tuesdays. Distributed to various locations in Charlottesville. Free at local newsstands (one copy complimentary, fee for additional copies). Call for home delivery rates.

Richmond Times-Dispatch

Seven morning editions. Local, state, and national news. Available at local newsstands. Call for subscription rates. Considered the Virginia newspaper of record.

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Call 924-SNOW or 243-SNOW for University inclement weather information, or check the UVA website.


The Law School student newspaper, The Virginia Law Weekly, comes out on Fridays. Other UVA student publications include The Cavalier Dailyand Iris (a publication of the UVA Women's Center). For a complete list of news media connected to UVA, see UVA's News Sources page.


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