Early Lists of West Virginia Radio Stations

Lists from the 1920s were derived from the Radio Service Bulletin, a monthly publication of the Department of Commerce. Thanks to Barry Mishkind for supplying copies of these documents.


June 30 1922
833 WAAO Charleston
833 WAAR Huntington
833 WHD Morgantown


Aug 1 1922
833 WHAK Clarksburg Roberts Hardware Co.
833 WHAJ Bluefield Bluefield Daily Telegraph
& E. K. Kitts
833 WHD Morgantown West Virginia University


April 2 1923
833 WHAK Clarksburg Roberts Hardware Co.
833 WHD Morgantown West Virginia University
833 WPAZ Charleston Dr. John R. Koch


Feb 1 1924
1100 WPAZ Charleston Dr. John R. Koch
1160 WHAK Clarksburg Roberts Hardware Co.
1160 WSAZ Pomeroy OH Chase Electric Shop


Jun 30 1924
1100 WPAZ Charleston Dr. John R. Koch
1120 WDBD Martinsburg Herman E. Burns
1160 WHAK Clarksburg Roberts Hardware Co.
1160 WSAZ Pomeroy OH Chase Electric Shop


Feb 2 1925
1120 WPAZ Charleston Dr. John R. Koch
1180 WDBD Martinsburg Herman E. Burns
1230 WSAZ Pomeroy OH Chase Electric Shop


Jun 30 1925
1120 WPAZ Charleston Dr. John R. Koch
1220 WIBR Weirton Thurman A. Owings
1230 WSAZ Pomeroy OH Chase Electric Shop
1430 WIBE Martinsburg Martinsburg Radio Broadcasting Co.


Jan 30 1926
1220 WIBR Weirton Thurman A. Owings
1230 WSAZ Pomeroy OH Chase Electrical Shop


Jun 30 1926
1220 WIBR Weirton Thurman A. Owings
1230 WSAZ Pomeroy OH Chase Electric Shop (Glenn E. Chase)


Dec 31 1926
1220 WIBR Steubenville OH Thurman A. Owings
1230 WSAZ Pomeroy OH Chase Electric Shop (Glenn E. Chase)
1230 WWVA Wheeling John C. Strobel Jr.


May 31 1927
770 WWVA Wheeling
1200 WIBR Steubenville OH
1240 WSAZ Huntington


Feb 29 1928
580 WWVA Wheeling
1120 WOBU Charleston
1200 WSAZ Huntington
1200 WQBZ Weirton
1200 WIBR Steubenville OH
1250 WQBJ Clarksburg


1933 W. Va. Blue Book
580 WCHS 500/250
890 WMMN 500/250
1190 WSAZ 1000
1160 WWVA 5000
1410 WHIS 250


1934 W. Va. Blue Book
580 WCHS 1000/500
890 WMMN 500/250
1160 WWVA 5000
1190 WSAZ 1000
1410 WHIS 250


1936 W. Va. Blue Book
580 WCHS 1000/500
890 WMMN 1000/500
1160 WWVA 5000
1190 WSAZ 1000
1410 WHIS 1000
1420 WPAR 100


1938 W. Va. Blue Book
580 WCHS 1000/500
890 WMMN 5000/1000
1160 WWVA 5000
1190 WSAZ 1000
1370 WBLK 100
1410 WHIS 1000
1420 WPAR 100


1939 W. Va. Blue Book
580 WCHS 5000/500500
890 WMMN 5000/1000
1160 WWVA 50,000
1190 WSAZ 1000
1210 WJLS 250
1370 WBLK 250
1410 WHIS 1000
1420 WPAR 100
1500 WGKV 100


1940 W. Va. Blue Book
580 WCHS
890 WMMN
1160 WWVA
1190 WSAZ
(CP for 900)
1200 WLOG
1200 WAJR
1210 WJLS
1310 WBRW
1370 WBLK
1370 WBTH
1410 WHIS
1420 WPAR
1500 WGKV


1941 W. Va. Blue Book
580 WCHS
920 WMMN
930 WSAZ
1170 WWVA
1230 WLOG
1230 WAJR
1240 WJLS
1340 WBRW
1400 WBLK
1400 WBTH
1400 WKWK
1440 WHIS
1450 WPAR
1490 WGKV


1945 W. Va. Blue Book
580 WCHS
920 WMMN
930 WSAZ
1170 WWVA
1230 WLOG
1230 WAJR
1240 WJLS
1340 WBRW
1400 WBLK
1400 WBTH
1400 WKWK
1440 WHIS
1490 WGKV


1946 W. Va. Blue Book
580 WCHS
920 WMMN
930 WSAZ
1170 WWVA
1230 WLOG
1230 WAJR
1240 WJLS
1340 WEPM
1340 WMON
1340 WBRW
1440 WHIS
1450 WPAR
1490 WGKV
101.1 WCFC
3000w
430 ft.


1947 W. Va. Blue Book
560 WJLS 1000/500
580 WCHS 5000
750 WPDX 1000d
800 WHTN 1000d
860 WOAY 250d
920 WMMN 5000
930 WSAZ 5000/1000
950 WKNA 1000
1170 WWVA 50,000
1230 WLOG 250
1230 WCOM 250
1230 WAJR 250
1240 WTIP 250
1240 WDNE 250
1340 WBRW 250
1340 WEPM 250
1340 WMON 250
1340 WHAR 250
1400 WCAW 250
1400 WBTH 250
1400 WRON 250
1400 WKWK 250
1440 WHIS 5000
1450 WPLH 250
1450 WPAR 250
1490 WLOH (CP) 250
1490 WGKV 250
1490 WVVW (CP) 250
97.3 WKWK-FM 14,000
98.7 WWVA-FM 11,300
99.3 WAJR-FM 2000
99.5 WJLS-FM 31,700
100.5 WHTN-FM (CP) 53,000
101.3 WCFC-FM 3000
104.5 WHIS-FM 186,000
... WPDX-FM (CP) ...
... WBLK-FM (CP) ...
... WPAR-FM (CP) ...
... WWNR-FM (CP) 20,000


1949 W. Va. Blue Book
560 WJLS 1000
580 WCHS 5000
750 WPDX 1000d
800 WHTN ...
860 WOAY 1000d
920 WMMN 5000
930 WSAZ 5000/1000
950 WKNA 1000
1170 WWVA 50,000
1230 WLOG 250
1230 WCOM 250
1230 WAJR 250
1240 WTIP 250
1240 WDNE 250
1340 WHAR 250
1340 WBRW 250
1340 WMON 250
1340 WEPM 250
1400 WBTH 250
1400 WKWK 250
1400 WRON 250
1400 WBLK 250
1400 WCAW 250
1440 WHIS 5000
1450 WPAR 250
1450 WWNR 250
1450 WPLH 250
1490 WVVW 250
1490 WGKV 250
1490 WLOH 250
92.3 WVVW-FM (CP) 10,000
94.1 WOAY-FM 20,000
94.3 WEPM-FM 660 175 FT
95.1 WPDX-FM 2000
97.3 WKWK-FM 14000
98.5 WGKV-FM ...
98.7 WWVA-FM 11300
99.3 WAJR-FM (CP) 2000
99.5 WJLS-FM 34000
100.5 WHTN-FM 53000
101.3 WCFC-FM 35750
102.5 WPLH-FM 38000
103.3 WLOG-FM 2300
104.5 WHIS-FM 186000
105.3 WPAR-FM ...


BROADCASTING MARKETBOOK, AUG. 18, 1952
560 WJLS Beckley 1000- CBS
580 WCHS Charleston 5000 CBS
620 WWNR Beckley 1000- MBS
750 WPDX Clarksburg 1000 ..
790 WEGG Moorefield 1000d has construction permit
800 WHTN Huntington 1000 ..
860 WOAY Oak Hill 5000d ..
920 WMMN Fairmont 5000 CBS
930 WSAZ Huntington 5000- ABC
950 WKNA Charleston 5000- ABC
970 WWYO Pineville 1000d ..
1150 WELC Welch 1000d ..
1170 WWVA Wheeling 50000 CBS
1230 WLOG Logan 250 ..
1230 WAJR Morgantown 250 MBS
1230 WCOM Parkersburg 250 ABC
1240 WKOY Bluefield 250 MBS
1240 WTIP Charleston 250 MBS
1240 WDNE Elkins 250 MBS
1290 WVOW Logan 5000- ..
1340 WHAR Clarksburg 250 MBS and ABC
1340 WEPM Martinsburg 250 ..
1340 WMON Montgomery 250 MBS
1340 WBRW Welch 250 MBS
1350 WHJC Matewan 1000d ..
1400 WCAW Charleston 250 ..
1400 WBLK Clarksburg 250 NBC
1400 WRON Ronceverte 250 NBC
1400 WKWK Wheeling 250 ABC
1400 WBTH Williamson 250 MBS
1430 WEIR Weirton 1000 ..
1440 WHIS Bluefield 5000 NBC
1450 WERL East Rainelle 250 has construction permit
1450 WPLH Huntington 250 ..
1450 WPAR Parkersburg 250 CBS
1450 WHAW Weston 250
1470 WMOD Moundsville 1000 ..
1490 WGKV Charleston 250 NBC
1490 WVVW Fairmont 250 MBS and ABC
1490 WLOH Princeton 250 ABC
1600 WHLL Wheeling 5000d ..
92.3 WJPB(FM) Fairmont 10000 ..
92.3 WVOW-FM Logan 22000 ..
94.1 WOAY-FM Oak Hill 20000 ..
94.3 WEPM-FM Martinsburg 880 ..
95.1 WPDX-FM Clarksburg 2000 ..
97.3 WKWK-FM Wheeling 16000 ..
97.5 WKNA-FM Charleston 3000 ..
98.5 WGKV-FM Charleston 5000 ..
98.7 WWVA-FM Wheeling 30000 ..
99.3 WAJR-FM Morgantown 1000 ..
99.5 WJLS-FM Beckley 34000 CBS
100.5 WHTN-FM Huntington 53000 ..
102.5 WPLH-FM Huntington 41000 ..
103.3 WLOG-FM Logan 1000 ..
106.5 WPAR-FM Parkersburg 9000 ..
5 WSAZ-TV Huntington 8400/16800 ABC,CBS, NBC, DuMont

In the above table, a minus sign indicates reduced power at night.


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