WVAX Is Coming

David Sewell writes: “Driving home from work tonight, I idly tuned the AM dial to 1450, promised home of WVAX, Air America in C’ville, which has been emitting nothing but faint static since reported interference problems took it off the air following an abortive first launch in January. Now, loud and clear, some sort of generic R&B song was playing. Hmph, I thought, Saga Communications has given up on Progressive Talk for liberal Charlottesville. But just as I reached for the dial, the song was replaced by an announcer proclaiming that yes, this was WVAX 1450, completing FCC-mandated signal testing, and that Real Soon Now it would be Charlottesville’s station where ‘the left is right!’, with the likes of Randy Rhodes, Al Franken, and Ed Schultz. For what it’s worth, its signal stayed with me all the way into White Hall, suggesting that 1450 is at WINA-level wattage rather than the more feeble level they were broadcasting at in January. Is WVAX here to stay this time?”

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