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Frank and Virginia (Ginny Lee) Napurano

Frank and Virginia (Ginny Lee) Napurano founded WDVR. For twenty-five years Frank acted as President and General Manager while Ginny Lee was Operations Manager. Throughout those years he and Ginny Lee co-hosted The Country Store, Juke Box Saturday Night and Tidbits ‘n’ Tunes. Also, Ginny Lee hosted a talk show called Horizons early on.

Frank and Virginia (Ginny Lee) Napurano founded WDVR. For twenty-five years Frank acted as President and General Manager. Throughout those years he hosted numerous on air programs including a traditional country show, a big band show and an early morning news show

WDVR FM hit the air waves on February 19, 1990 as a newly established, Non-Commercial Station. It is licensed to Penn-Jersey Educational Radio, a New Jersey, 501 (c) (3), Non-Profit Corporation. Its mission is to provide high quality, Non-Commercial Educational Radio service to the Delaware and Lehigh Valley area of Western New Jersey and Eastern Pennsylvania. WDVR provides a uniquely diversified format of music and talk, utilizing a staff of over 50 unpaid volunteers, each with his or her own specialized expertise in music and/or talk–“50 colorful gems creating a beautiful audio mosaic”. WDVR is a full-service FM station operating 24 hours a day at 89.7 Mhz from Delaware Township, NJ and at 90.5 WPNJ in Easton, PA.

It also utilizes a translator on 96.9 Mhz in Trenton, NJ, serving the Lawrenceville, Princeton, Trenton area and points south. On the internet WDVR can be heard streaming live on www.wdvrfm.org . WDVR is a listener supported community oriented station, offering radio programming which is always suitable for the entire family.

WDVR provides a uniquely diversified format of music and talk, utilizing a staff of over 50 unpaid volunteers, each with his or her own specialized passion…a veritable 50-color gem creating a beautiful audio mosaic. These formats include traditional Country, Bluegrass, 50’s & 60’s oldies, album-oriented rock, folk, Big Band and Celtic. Our talk show hosts provide educational and informational programming covering national, regional and local issues. News, weather and special features are aired throughout the day.

Frank’s Ham Radio ID

Frank’s Ham Radio ID

WDVR is the only station in the entire North East which airs a two-hour, live Traditional Country Music show twice a month before a live audience. On the second and fourth Saturday from 6 to 8PM–Heartlands Hayride (ala: Grand Ole Opry) showcases local and regional Professional and Amateur Country & Bluegrass singers and groups; giving them, rare and valuable broadcast and world-wide internet exposure.


WDVR is a rare, breath of fresh air, in the cookie-cutter sameness of today’s radio landscape
— A Dedicated Listener