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103.5 FM Big Country

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Your Superstar Country Station

103.5 Big Country is nestled in Covington, VA and broadcasts directly to the western Virginia counties of Alleghany, Bath, Botetourt, Craig and Rockbridge. In eastern West Virginia, we broadcast to the counties of Greenbrier, Monroe and Pocahontas. Our FM signal is live on 103.5FM/1340AM, via WKEY! 

103.5 Big Country plays all of your "Superstar Country" from the 80s, 90s, 2000s, 2010+ and even a touch of the newest country on your radio today! You'll hear some of your favorite stars like Blake Shelton, Luke Bryan, George Strait, Clint Black, Sammy Kershaw, Dolly Parton, George Jones and more.

103.5 Big Country is the proud home of Covington Cougar sports year round!

Our online stream is live and able to be listened to around North America and many countries around the world. We stream on your smartphone, tablet and desktop computers at:

https://streamdb9web.securenetsystems.net/cirrusencore/index.cfm?stationCallSign=WKEY

We are pleased to announce that we are also available now on Tune In! Just search for 103.5 Big Country!

Enjoy!

For questions or comments, please contact us at :

WKEY-AM, 103.5 Big Country
508 West Oak Street 
Covington, VA 24426

[Business & Fax Line] 540-962-1133
[Studio Line] 540-965-1111

Talent Schedule:

Sunday

  • 12:00 am - 6:00 am: Dennis Harrington
  • 6:00 am - 12:00 pm: JD Cooper
  • 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm: Catfish Hunter
  • 6:00 pm - 11:59 pm: John Gleason

Monday

  • 12:00 am - 6:00 am: Charlie Derek
  • 6:00 am - 10:00 am: Big Al
  • 10:00 am - 3:00 pm: ChaCha Chavez
  • 3:00 pm - 8:00 pm: Catfish Hunter
  • 8:00 pm - 11:59 pm: Jenny D

Tuesday

  • 12:00 am - 6:00 am: Charlie Derek
  • 6:00 am - 10:00 am: Big Al
  • 10:00 am - 3:00 pm: ChaCha Chavez
  • 3:00 pm - 8:00 pm: Catfish Hunter
  • 8:00 pm - 11:59 pm: Jenny D

Wednesday

  • 12:00 am - 6:00 am: Charlie Derek
  • 6:00 am - 10:00 am: Big Al
  • 10:00 am - 3:00 pm: ChaCha Chavez
  • 3:00 pm - 8:00 pm: Catfish Hunter
  • 8:00 pm - 11:59 pm: Jenny D

Thursday

  • 12:00 am - 6:00 am: Charlie Derek
  • 6:00 am - 10:00 am: Big Al
  • 10:00 am - 3:00 pm: ChaCha Chavez
  • 3:00 pm - 8:00 pm: Catfish Hunter
  • 8:00 pm - 11:59 pm: Jenny D

Friday

  • 12:00 am - 6:00 am: Charlie Derek
  • 6:00 am - 10:00 am: Big Al
  • 10:00 am - 3:00 pm: ChaCha Chavez
  • 3:00 pm - 8:00 pm: Catfish Hunter
  • 8:00 pm - 11:59 pm: Jenny D

Saturday

  • 12:00 am - 6:00 am: Dennis Harrington
  • 6:00 am - 12:00 pm: JD Cooper
  • 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm: Catfish Hunter
  • 6:00 pm - 11:59 pm: John Gleason

On-Air Talent:

Charlie Derek

Charlie Derek

M-F Overnights - 12AM-6AM

Charlie Derek has been a successful radio host for many radio stations from coast to coast and is now settled here. He's covered every genre in his 25+ years in radio and STILL looks forward to being on the radio every day. Thank you for tuning in and making my every day extra special.
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Dennis Harrington

S-S Overnights - 12AM-6AM

With a third of his life holding down a radio gig, Dennis loves to have fun on the air and share tons of life's experiences. When he's off mic, he's into photography as well as audio and visual production that has been seen and heard nation-wide. Very happily married, Dennis is graciously tolerated by his beautiful wife.
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Big Al

M-F - 6AM-10AM

Big Al has 25 years of experience in Country Radio. Started his career at WXCF AM and FM in Clifton Forge, VA as the host of "Big Al In The Morning" on the former Hot Country 103.9 FM. Al is now the Station Manager at Highlands Media Group and is now the host of "Highway 64 with Big Al" on 103.5 Big Country/WKEY AM1340. He has a girlfriend, Debbie Griffin whom he loves to spend time with and two fur babies, miniature poms, Ceirra and Kona.

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JD Cooper

S-S Morning - 6AM-12PM

Bio to come...
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ChaCha Chavez

M-F Middays - 10AM-3PM

Cha Cha is a 30+ year radio veteran and still has the same love for radio today as she did when since her first shift! Cha Cha loves all genres of music, from pop to hip-hop to country. She loves to hike, bike and snowshoe and loves hanging with Sophia, her 3 legged Chiwawa!
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Catfish Hunter

S-S Afternoons - 12PM-6PM - M-F Afternoons - 3PM-8PM

Started my fun-filled Radio life when I was 16 growing up in Colorado! Worked and played at many great radio stations coast to coast. Living one day at a time, with a freshly baked cookies... Okay, and with a coffee and a beer later in the day. But I promise to take my vitamins. And of course, I love my country music! The best there is right?
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John Gleason

S-S Evening - 6PM-Midnight

John has worked in radio for multiple decades and is multi-talented with his voice-acting abilities. When John is not on the radio he enjoys spending time with his family along with reading and writing.
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Jenny D

M-F Evenings - 8PM-Midnight

Who makes you laugh? My daughter Maddie, OUT LOUD every day! What do you fear the most? Spiders, heights and germs. What is your favorite thing to do? Read and spend time with my husband and our girls. What is your favorite food? I'm Italian so pasta of ANY kind.

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103.5 Big Country

***UPDATED INFORMATION ON THIS BREAKING NEWS STORY***

BREAKING NEWS NOW...

UPDATE - 7:15 p.m.

We are now learning that the plane has made an emergency landing along 23 Millers Mill Way in Kerrs Creek in Rockbridge County. The plane experienced an oil leak causing the emergency landing. No one was injured.

No further updates will follow...

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***UPDATED INFORMATION ON THIS BREAKING NEWS STORY***

BREAKING NEWS NOW...

UPDATE - 6:42 p.m.

Correction to the location...the crash is 3 miles out from the small air-strip that sits off I-64 at Kerrs Creek, not Hot Springs Airport.

Should we have more info, we will pass along here.

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***UPDATED INFORMATION ON THIS BREAKING NEWS STORY***

BREAKING NEWS NOW...

UPDATE - 6:20 p.m.

According to the Bath County Sheriff's Office, dispatch received a call from the FAA and the Bath County Airport concerning a downed plane 3 miles out from the Bath County Airport and near Kerrs Creek, VA. The Rockbridge Sheriff's Office has been notified and is handling the incident.

Should we have more info, we will pass along here.

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6:00 p.m.

Our newsroom has just received word of a possible plane crash in Rockbridge County. The plane is said to be three miles out from the Hot Springs Airport.

Our staff is trying to get more details at this time. As we get more information we will update you right here.
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Kurds Neff where is kerrs creek?

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