Without cable, TV reception in Charlottesville is generally poor. 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. Local channels via satellite are currently available only on DISH Network as part of their various programming packages. DISH Network is offered by Embarq, the local telephone service, among others. DirecTV does not currently offer local channels.
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
(540) 989-8900 or 800-856-8900
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 staion in Virignia). Located on the 2nd 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..
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.
WUVA KISS FM 92.7
Adult urban with light jazz. Public service announcements. 10 in a row station.
WQMZ FM 95.1
Continuous light rock. Virginia News Network. Community bulletins.
WWWV FM 97.5
Concert line: 961-7975
"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"
Request line: 978-1023
Hits of the 1960s and 1970s.
WMRA-FM 103.5 in Charlottesville/ 90.7 in Harrisonburg
NPR station affliliated 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"
"Different is good." Album oriented contemporary rock. Transmits in HD Radio format.
Business line: 978-4408
Request line: 964-1075
"Anything. Anytime." Contemporary rock.
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.
Talk radio. Fox News line-up including Rush Limbaugh, Dr. Laura and Bill
Fox sports radio.
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.
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.
Weekly tabloid competing with C-Ville Weekly. It takes its name from old UVA student slang for Charlottesville. "C" grades were called "hooks" by students and the shorthand became attached to the town, as in "Hookville" or "The Hook." The Hook website includes a guide to town for newcomers with a primer on necessary local lore and pronunciations. Distributes free on Thursdays.
Seven morning editions. Local, state, and national news. Available at local newsstands. Call for subscription rates. Considered the Virginia newspaper of record.