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WWVA (1170 AM, "NewsRadio 1170") is an American radio station that broadcasts on a frequency of 1170 kHz with studios in Wheeling, West Virginia. Its towers were located in St. Clairsville, Ohio. It is West Virginia's only class A 50,000 watt clear-channel station, sharing the frequency's Class A status with KFAQ (formerly KVOO) in Tulsa, Oklahoma, and KJNP in North Pole, Alaska. WWVA can be heard in most of the eastern two-thirds of the United States at night, as well as most of Canada. The station is owned by iHeartMedia, Inc. and uses the on-air nickname "The Big One" (borrowed from sister stations WLW and WTAM).

WWVA was one of the first stations in the US to have an in-studio Citizens' Band Radio to talk to listeners at night, in between songs and other on-air items, during the 1970s when it produced and ran an in-house nightly truckers' show hosted by the popular radio personality, Buddy Ray. Ray left the station in the early 1980s.

In two instances has WWVA been threatened with relocation, neither being successful: first in 1930 to Charleston by then-owner West Virginia Broadcasting Corporation, and again in 2004 to Stow, Ohio (a suburb of Akron) by then-Clear Channel Communications.


WWVA may refer to:

  • WWVA (AM), a radio station (1170 AM) licensed to Wheeling, West Virginia, United States
  • WRDA (FM), a radio station (105.7 FM) licensed to Canton, Georgia, United States, which held the call sign WWVA-FM from 2005 to 2013
  • Walla Walla Valley Academy, a Seventh-day Adventist high school in College Place, Washington
  • White Waltham Village Association, Village Association of a small village in Berkshire, England