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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

Trains, Planes and Automobiles Kids' Race Series


From a small beginning, Cathy Weise of the Ron Rosner YMCA has developed an ambitious three-race series for kids for this summer, with the help of The Great Train Race, Shannon Airport, Dominion Raceway & Entertainment, the Fredericksburg Area Service League and Race Timing Unlimited.

Great Train Race Director Jennifer Taylor was one of the first on board.