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WAMU Expands To Fredericksburg

89.5 WWED Fredericksburg 88.5 WAMU Washington 91.7 WWED Lynchburg American UniversityAmerican University’s Public News/Talk 88.5 WAMU Washington, DC is expanding southward into the adjacent Fredericksburg, VA market.

The school is purchasing 89.5 WWED Spotsylvania, VA and its booster in Fredericksburg from Educational Media Corporation for $375,000. American University also owns 88.3 WRAU Ocean City, MD and translators in Frederick and Hagerstown that rebroadcast WAMU.

WWED and its sister 91.7 WWEM Rustburg/Lynchburg most recently aired a Classical format billed as “Classics Radio“. The stations went dark last July when the format transitioned to an online operation.

WWEM is being sold to Pathway Christian Academy for $136,000. Pathway operates the Christian “GoMix Radio Network” on eight stations in North Carolina. If approved, WWEM will become a rebroadcaster of WAGO Snow Hill, NC.

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Lance Venta is the Owner and Publisher of RadioInsight.com and a consultant for RadioBB Networks specializing in integration of radio and the internet. Lance has two decades of experience tracking the audio industry and its use of digital platforms.

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