The River 101.9 FM


Your Classic Rock Station

Highlands Media Group welcomes you to the all new 101.9 The River - W.J.V.R., “Your Classic Rock Station”.

Classic rock is a radio format which developed from the album-oriented rock (AOR) format in the early 1980s. In the United States, the classic rock format features music ranging generally from the mid-1960s to the late 1980s, primarily focusing on commercially successful hard rock popularized in the 1970s.

Although classic rock has mostly appealed to adult listeners, music associated with this format received more exposure with younger generations of listeners with the presence of the internet and digital downloading. Some classic rock stations also play a limited number of current releases which are stylistically consistent with the station's sound, or by heritage acts that are still active and producing new music.

As your newest choice for music in the Alleghany Highlands, we are proud to be able to offer you some of your favorite “Rockers” like Ted Nugent, Skid Row, .38 Special, Ozzy Osbourne, Bob Seger, Marshall Tucker Band, Queen, Eagles and numerous others.

No more static from those far away Classic Rock stations or the same old songs being played over and over again. You now have your very own Classic Rock Station - 101.9 The River - W.J.V.R.

101.9 The River is also the home of Alleghany High School Sports.


If you have any suggestions, comments or questions, please do not hesitate to contact us.

WJVR-FM, 101.9 The River
508 West Oak Street 
Covington, VA 24426
540-962-1133 [Business & Fax Line]
540-965-1112 [Studio Line]

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101.9 The River

This is your Afternoon News Brief from the Alleghany Highlands Newsroom for Friday, December 6, 2019:This is your Afternoon News Brief from the Alleghany Highlands Newsroom for Friday, December 6, 2019:

Coming up in this afternoon's news:

Clifton Forge Main Street invites you to “Winter Wonderland” this evening at 6 p.m., their annual Christmas Parade, which will begin at the intersection of Ridgeway and Roxbury Street and will continue down Ridgeway Street, through the historic district.

Several outdated laws remain on the books in the State of Virginia, and the State Corporation Commission has recommended that these finally be repealed.

The Executive Director of the Republican Party of Virginia is stepping down.

A year long process to create a strategy to, among other things, attract new investments to the area, will begin in Greenbrier County in May 2020.

We’ll have details on these stories and more this afternoon on the Alleghany Highlands Newsroom with Peter Killeen at 3, 4, and 5 p.m.

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Covington and Surrounding areas for Friday, December 6, 2019:

ROBERT OWEN “BOBBY” SCRUGGS, age 92, of 1301 Woodlawn Street, Clifton Forge, Virginia died Thursday, December 5, 2019 at his residence. A funeral service will be held on Saturday, December 7, 2019 at 11:00 AM in the chapel of Nicely Funeral Home, Clifton Forge with Reverend Lynn Wright and Col. Jeffrey Allen U.S.A.F., retired, officiating. Interment will follow in Alleghany Memorial Park, Low Moor. Military rites will be conducted at the graveside by members of the Curtis A. Smith Post 1033 Veterans of Foreign Wars of Covington. The family will visit with friends on Saturday from 10:00 AM until the time of service at Nicely Funeral Home. The family suggests memorial tributes take the form of contributions to the Central United Methodist Church Men’s Bible Class, P.O. Box 16, Clifton Forge, VA 24422. To send condolences to the family online, please visit

MOLLIE LOUISA “LOUISA” VAN DEVENDER VEST, age 80, formerly of Linden, Virginia died Monday, December 2, 2019 at Accordius Health at Clemmons in Clemmons, North Carolina. A graveside service will be held on Saturday, December 7, 2019 at 2:00PM in Cedar Hill Cemetery, Covington, Virginia with Reverend Lynn Wright officiating. Interment will immediately follow. The family will receive friends on Saturday from 12:30PM until 1:30PM at Nicely Funeral Home, Clifton Forge, prior to the graveside service. To send condolences to the family online, please visit

Arritt Funeral Home in Covington will host their annual Holiday Remembrance Service on Sunday, December 8 at 4 p.m. in the chapel, with the Rev. Stephanie Clark officiating. This service is to assist families coping with the Christmas season after the death of a loved one. For a number of years this service has been conducted by the staff of Arritt Funeral Home to provide a meaningful worship experience for area families that are grieving during the holiday season.

Many families that have participated in this service over the years have noted that holidays are the most difficult times of the year to get through emotionally. This service is not just for families that have experienced a loss in this year, but for anyone who wishes to honor and remember their loved ones during this special season.

As in past years, Arritt Funeral Home will have dove ornaments engraved with the name of the family member that they have served this year. Families may pick up their ornament following the service.

Have a great Friday!

This is your Afternoon News Brief from the Alleghany Highlands Newsroom for Friday, December 6, 2019:
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