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For Immediate Release
Thursday, June 27, 2013
Contact: Chuck Archer, Operations Manager, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., 540-373-7721

B101.5 and AM1230 WFVA Win 5 Virginia Association of Broadcasters Awards

VIRGINIA BEACH, VA – Centennial Broadcasting II, LLC Fredericksburg, Virginia, Hot AC WBQB (B101.5) and NewsTalk 1230 WFVA (formerly adult standards AM 1230 WFVA during the contest period), won five 1st Place awards at the 76th Annual Virginia Association of Broadcasters Awards Banquet, June 21st, 2013, at the Hilton Virginia Beach Oceanfront Hotel.

b1015WBQB won the following awards in the Medium Market category:

1st Place - Outstanding Website –
1st Place – Best Commercial – Steamers Seafood Grill and Bar Star Search


newstalk1230WFVA won the following awards in the Medium Market category:

1st Place - Outstanding News Series: Battle of Fredericksburg
1st Place – Best Human Interest Series: Teen Violence Turns Personal
1st Place - Best DocumentaryOr Public Affairs Program: Sniper: 10 Years Later

"I am so proud of the sensational, award-winning talent at B101.5 and NewsTalk 1230 WFVA", said Tom Hamilton, WBQB/WFVA Market Manager. "This is certainly a reflection of their passion for creating great radio and their dedication to the Fredericksburg community."

"There is one word that comes to mind when I think of the individuals involved in the creation of these award winning pieces and that's 'passion'," said Chuck Archer, WBQB/WFVA Operations Manager. "They eat, drink, breathe and sleep great radio and constantly find ways of making it better."

B101.5 and NewsTalk 1230 WFVA are owned and operated by Centennial Broadcasting II, LLC, headquartered in Clemmons, North Carolina. Contest entries accepted by the Virginia Association of Broadcasters in all categories were for the 2012 calendar year. WFVA changed format from Adult Standards to News/Talk on January 28th, 2013.


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Pouches' Community Corner

This month Pouches learned about a very important resource for families who have lost loved ones to sudden tragedy, an organization called LLOST.

keepsake box

The foundation has helped 44 hospitals in 22 states through their Treasured Memories program. The program sends nurses to bereavement training, and provides or supplements the $55 memory boxes that include clothes, booties, handknot blankets, pictures, foot prints, hand prints, clipped hair and other mementos.