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CityCharles City, Virginia
Broadcast areaRichmond, Virginia
Petersburg, Virginia
Branding"Radio Nueva Vida"
Frequency89.7 FM MHz
First air date2000[1]
FormatSpanish-language Christian
Power10,000 Watts
HAAT107 meters (351 ft)
Facility ID82970
Transmitter coordinates37°25′58.0″N 77°11′38.0″W / 37.432778°N 77.193889°W / 37.432778; -77.193889
Former callsignsWAUQ (1997-2015)
WLRJ (2015-2017)[2]
AffiliationsRadio Nueva Vida
OwnerEducational Media Foundation
Sister stationsWARV-FM, WLFV, WKYV
WebcastWNVU Webstream
WebsiteWNVU Online

WNVU (89.7 MHz) is a Spanish-language Christian formatted broadcast radio station licensed to Charles City, Virginia, serving the Richmond/Petersburg area.[3] WNVU is owned and operated by Educational Media Foundation (EMF).[4] The station is the first full-time Spanish-language FM station in the Richmond area.


American Family Association launched the station as WAUQ in 2000,[1] relaying its American Family Radio network which featured a mix of Christian teaching and Contemporary Christian music.[5][6]

On August 18, 2015, Educational Media Foundation purchased the station from the American Family Association for $1.25 million.[7][8][9] EMF began relaying its K-Love network on the station, and changed the station's call letters to WLRJ.[2]

On April 17, 2017, WLRJ began stunting with a continuously-repeating informational loop informing listeners that K-Love in Richmond had moved, and directing listeners to EMF's recently acquired stations on 98.9 FM (WLFV) and 100.3 FM (WKYV).[10]

On April 26, 2017, WLRJ began relaying EMF's Radio Nueva Vida network.[11] The station changed its call sign to WNVU on December 22, 2017.


  1. ^ a b Broadcasting Yearbook 2010 (PDF). ProQuest, LLC/Reed Publishing (Nederland), B.V. 2010. p. D-561. Retrieved July 6, 2015.
  2. ^ a b "Call Sign History". Federal Communications Commission, audio division. Retrieved July 6, 2015.
  3. ^ "Arbitron Station Information Profiles". Nielsen Audio/Nielsen Holdings. Retrieved July 6, 2015.
  4. ^ "WNVU Facility Record". Federal Communications Commission, audio division. Retrieved July 6, 2015.
  5. ^ "American Family Radio Network" (PDF). American Family Radio. January 6, 2003. Archived from the original (PDF) on March 8, 2003. Retrieved June 28, 2019.
  6. ^ "American Family Radio Station Guide" (PDF). American Family Association. May 6, 2010. Archived from the original (PDF) on June 2, 2010. Retrieved June 28, 2019.
  7. ^ "May Trading Injects Life into 2015 Value", Radio & Television Business Report. June 19, 2015. Retrieved June 28, 2019.
  8. ^ "Application for Consent to Assignment of Broadcast Station Construction Permit or License". Federal Communications Commission, audio division. June 30, 2015. Retrieved July 6, 2015.
  9. ^ "WAUQ Asset Purchase Agreement". Federal Communications Commission, audio division. April 28, 2015. Retrieved July 6, 2015.
  10. ^ "K-Love stations 89.7/90.1 in Richmond, VA, sending listeners to their new stations on 98.9/100.3". Lee Costic on Twitter. Retrieved 17 April 2017.
  11. ^ Costic, Lee. "WLRJ just flipped from @KLOVERadio to Spanish Christian @radionuevavida". Twitter. Retrieved 26 April 2017.

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