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

Here is your Afternoon News Brief from the Alleghany Highlands Newsroom, for Wednesday, July 17, 2019.This is your Afternoon News Brief from the Alleghany Highlands Newsroom:

Coming up in this afternoon's news:

The Jackson River Preservation Association leader Bill Wilson has applauded a recent letter sent by Virginia Senators to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission requesting a stop work order for the Atlantic Coast Pipeline.

A lawsuit challenging an unusual Virginia law that allows officers to arrest and jail people designated as “habitual drunkards” was reinstated on Tuesday.

Virginia State and Local governments may have to pay more each year to cover public employees retirement costs.

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 Wednesday, July 17, 2019:

SAMUEL LEDFORD WEBB, age 82, of 922 Alleghany Ave, Clifton Forge, Virginia died Monday, July 15, 2019 at his residence. A graveside service will be held on Thursday, July 18, 2019 at 11:00AM in Karnes Cemetery, Low Moor with Reverend Lisa Marshall officiating. Interment will follow. To send condolences to the family online, please visit

John Lawrence Uarich, Jr, 86, of Powhatan, Virginia went home to the Lord on Saturday, July 13, 2019. A funeral service will be held on Friday, July 19, 2019 at 12:00 Noon in the Chapel of Nicely Funeral Home, Clifton Forge with Pastor Ralph Coleman officiating. Interment will follow in Alleghany Memorial Park, Low Moor. The family will receive friends from 11:00AM until time of service at Nicely Funeral Home. The family suggests memorial tributes take the form of contributions to the American Cancer Society, 1700 MacCorkle Ave, SE, Third Floor, Charleston, WV 25314. To send condolences to the family online, please visit

CAROLYN ANN RUNYON-TINGLER, age 54 of Hot Springs, Va passed away Monday, July 15th at her resident in Hot Springs. The funeral service will be held on Friday, July 19th at 1 p.m. at Hot Springs Baptist Church with Pastor David George and Reverend Garland Humphries officiating. The burial will be at Warm Springs Cemetery. Friends may call between 6 p.m. and 7 p.m. Thursday evening, July 18th at McLaughlin and Young Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Hot Springs Rescue Squad, P.O. Box N, Hot Springs, Va, 24445. Online condolences may be made by visiting

DARNELL POWELL SMITH, age 69, of Millboro, Va, passed away on Friday, July 12, 2019 at his residence in Millboro. A funeral service will be held on Saturday, July 20 at 1 p.m. at the Millboro Funeral Home with Pastor Donald Lee Altizer officiating. Burial will be held at the Smith Family Cemetery in Millboro, at a later date. Friends may call one hour prior to the service from 12 p.m. until 1 p.m. at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Millboro Fire Department. Online condolences may be made at

For the full obituaries go to and click on Obituaries.

Have a great Wednesday!

Here is your Afternoon News Brief from the Alleghany Highlands Newsroom, for Wednesday, July 17, 2019.
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