Keith Urban, Taylor Swift, Kenny Chesney
Brad Paisely, Miranda Lambert, and Blake Shelton
Zac Brown, Carrie Underwood, and Tim Mcgraw
Garth Brooks, Lady A, and Alan Jackson
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Station Profile

WLQM-FM serves the cities of Suffolk, Franklin, and the counties of Southampton, Isle of Wight, Sussex, and Greensville in Virginia and Northampton, Gates, and Hertford Counties in North Carolina.  Family owned and operated for three generations.

Real Country 101.7 Listeners

Are comprised of Adults 35+ who live, work and play in Western Tidewater Virginia and Northeastern North Carolina. Our core audience are in their mid-40’s with 53% female listeners and 47% male. Real Country 101.7 listeners are active, conservative in nature, family-oriented, and financially stable adults.

Listeners rely on Real Country 101.7 for local news and info, hyper local weather, community events, community affairs programming, live play-by-play of high school sports, local personalities, and of course their favorite country from the "90’s to Now".

Where Does Our Audience Listen?

  • Traveling Routes US-58, US-258, US-460, VA-35 or one of our many back roads.
  • On the Nottoway or Blackwater Rivers
  • Commuting to and from work
  • Alexa and Google enabled smartspeakers
  • At work, home, running errands around town
  • Anywhere in the world! We stream live on this website 24/7 and through our mobile app!
Real Country 101.7 Coverage Area

Western Tidewater Market Size: 350,000

Real Country 101.7 Advertising Works!

  • We are effective and affordable
  • Radio is a mobile advertising medium, reaching people in homes, cars, at work, at play, and online
  • Radio allows people to multi-task
  • We offer a mix of broadcast, digital, and social media advertising platforms.
  • We are the mirror of Western Tidewater. Real Country 101.7 provides local programming with engaging, entertaining, and informative content that is relevant and offers easy access.
  • Advertising Campaigns are customized for each individual business.
  • Award winning broadcast commercial production and digital / social media design services.

Real Country 101.7 Music & Programming

Country hits from the "90's to NOW"!

Our playlist features over 4,000 songs and artists that has been carefully researched and refined to offer the most recognizable hits from the 1990's, 2000's and today, converging into one dynamic listening experience we call "New Country and the Legends".


Put the Power of Radio to Work for Your Business

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Why Advertise?

Highly successful businesses consistently advertise for three reasons:
  • Advertising replaces the 20%-30% of customers lost annually
  • Advertising reaches people as they make buying decisions today
  • Advertising builds brands! When you own “Top Of Mind Awareness”- they think of you first

Why Advertise On Radio?

Radio reaches “now” buyers plus “future” buyers
  • Radio is intrusive:  at home, work, car - can listen to radio everywhere via our mobile app
  • Radio is affordable 7 days per week. Potential customers are deciding to buy your products & services daily. (Not just when you're open!)
  • Future customers represent 90%-98% of people in the market tomorrow
  • No production charges

Why advertise on Real Country 101.7?

We reach over 80% of the adults in Western Tidewater market
  • Our listeners are adults 35+ (very desirable demographic group)
  • For the cost of one full page newspaper ad we can give you a full month of advertising
  • Large commuter base in Western Tidewater
  • More effective than social media
  • Choices! We offer a mix of broadcast, digital, social and sponsorship opportunities
  • RESULTS!  Just ask many of our current advertisers...

How can I make money advertising on radio?

Annual Campaign Investments
  • Long term impact = Long term business growth     
  • View it as a marathon, not a sprint      
  • Manage your expectations. 
  • Consider voicing your own commercial for a personal invitation to do business
  • Remain engaged in your advertising. Have regular brainstorming sessions with your sales rep          
  • Most importantly, don't buy just a "few commercials" to test the water --- Invest in a marketing campaign            

How do I get started?

We begin with an initial meeting and series of questions to determine the strategy of your business and advertising goals. A follow up meeting is scheduled to present recommendations & findings for your business with a sound marketing approach. We believe by presenting marketing ideas for growth that are customized for your business, you will want to invest in radio advertising as much as we want to deliver results. 

This is a no risk / no cost opportunity to have an objective analysis of your marketing & at least two new ideas to promote your business! 

For more information contact:

Michael Clark
Owner/General Manager
Franklin Broadcasting Corporation

757-562-3135  Click here to Contact Us Online



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