"WXRG redirects here, for the station in New Hampshire that previously held those calls, see this page"Infobox Radio Station
name = WXRV

city = Andover, Massachusetts
area = Greater Boston
branding = "92.5 The River"
slogan = "Independent Radio"
airdate = 1948
frequency = 92.5 (MHz)
format = Adult Album Alternative
erp = 25,000 watts
haat = 217 meters
class = B
facility_id = 49385
owner = Northeast Broadcasting
webcast = [http://asx.abacast.com/wxrv.asx Listen Live]
website = [http://www.wxrv.com/ www.wxrv.com]
callsign_meaning = RiVer

WXRV (The River 92.5 FM) is an Adult album alternative radio station based in Andover, Massachusetts, with a signal covering most of northeast Massachusetts and southern New Hampshire, and audible as far away as Plymouth, Massachusetts. Originating in 1947 as WHAV, Haverhill's local AM station, an FM station was founded in 1948, but went dark in the early 1950s. The FM station was restored to its current position on the FM dial in 1959, and WLYT (Lite 92.5) in 1982 and gained its current identity as WXRV in 1995 , presumably taking the River moniker from the nearby Merrimack River (though with its wider reach it as often as not uses Boston's Charles River for publicity purposes). Despite the station's transmitter location, WXRV attempts to primarily serve the large Greater Boston area. The studios are still located in Haverhill, MA in the original art deco building.

The current station inherited a facility on the top floor of its studio now called the River Music Hall, which was designed for broadcasting live performances in the pre-rock era, and is used today to broadcast live performances and to record performances for later broadcast.

The station's slogan is "Independent Radio", proclaiming its status as being a single station separate from the large mass-media conglomerates such as Clear Channel Communications and CBS Radio with freedom from the idea of corporate playlists and national content. This enables WXRV to play a very wide variety of music, ranging from blues and folk to contemporary alternative and classic rock, as well as songs from numerous local musicians and lesser-known musical acts.

In 2007, their transmitter began using solar power, making it one of the few such powered radio stations in the world. However, it is unclear what percentage of solar power the station uses.


In northern New Hampshire WXRV simulcast on WLKC 105.7, licensed to Campton, New Hampshire.

In the northwest part of Central Massachusetts WXRV simulcasts on WXRG 99.9, licensed to Athol, Massachusetts. The signal for WXRG can also be heard in parts of Franklin County, Massachusetts as well as southern New Hampshire and southern Vermont.

Notable personalities:

* Michelle Briand
* Bob Stuart
* Lisa Garvey
* Rita Cary
* Irene Collins
* Bill Hallett

External links

* [http://www.wxrv.com/ WXRV.com]
* [http://www.whav.net/vintage.html WHAV History]

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