WGRV-FM 107.9
Palm Bay

Original Call Letters: WGRV

Originally Licensed: Apr 2005

Original City of License: Palm Bay

Original Frequency: 107.9

Origin of Call Letters: Sounds like: GRooVe

Original Power: 250 Watts

Original Location: Vero Beach

Original Format: Smooth Jazz


Network Affiliation(s):


Owner(s):

Brevard Youth Education Broadcasting Corporation

History Of  Call Letters and Formats:

WGRV-2005-Smooth Jazz


WGRV History                                                       

In an effort to protect localism in radio, the FCC developed a program in 1999 called LPFM Community radio. This program was designed to limit huge commercial media conglomerates from monopolizing the airwaves, enabling independent radio stations like "The Groove" to be an integral part of the local community. In June 2000, an application was filed with the FCC for a local community radio station in Brevard County. "The Groove" was born. Over the next 3 years we patiently waited for the FCC to approve our application. In the Spring of 2003, still under the hope "The Groove" would be granted a radio license, we applied for 5 additional signal booster towers, to expand our coverage area within Brevard County. In March 2004, the FCC granted "The Groove" the license and the approval to start construction. In April 2004, the FCC approved our 5 additional signal booster towers, thus increasing The Groove's coverage area throughout Brevard and Northern Indian River Counties.


On April 5th, 2005 WGRV-FM 107.9  &  WGRZ-FM 93.1..."The Groove"...Hits the air and smooth Jazz returns to the space coast. The initial coverage area (Stage 1) will include Melbourne, Palm Bay, Viera, and the Beaches.

February 2006-The Groove adds a translator in Rockledge/Viera and began broadcasting on 100.7 FM. 

January 2007-changes frequency from 107.9 to the new 103.3 FM. 

February 2007-The Groove expands coverage by adding 2 translators and began broadcasting on both 102.3 FM, Cape Canaveral and 103.3 FM, Cocoa Beach. 

March 2008-The Groove adds another translator and began broadcasting on 107.9 FM in Vero Beach and Southern Indian River County.

The Groove Has Lost It's Groove         3-24-13
Thanks For The Memories!!! That's the way "The Groove" group of stations, WGRV-FM 93.1 Melbourne, 103.3 Palm Bay and 103.3 Cocoa Beach has announced the end of their broadcasting a smooth jazz format after eight plus years. 


WGRV Personalities



Dennis-Brevard Youth Education Broadcasting Corporation



Stacey-Brevard Youth Education Broadcasting Corporation



Perry-Brevard Youth Education Broadcasting Corporation



Johnny-Brevard Youth Education Broadcasting Corporation



Barbara-Brevard Youth Education Broadcasting Corporation



Tom-Brevard Youth Education Broadcasting Corporation



Bobbie-Brevard Youth Education Broadcasting Corporation



Michael-Brevard Youth Education Broadcasting Corporation

Randy Bennett-Station Manager-Brevard Youth Education Broadcasting Corporation

   


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