Start the day with:
"and his horse Buttermilk"
"The Honky Tonk Angel"
Linda Sue John
"The Farmer's Daughter"
"The Stardust Cowboy"
"the ladies call him drill bit"
Station founder Herb Hoppe was among a handful of broadcasters nationwide to recognize the potential of country music, at that time a fringe radio format. WVAL continues to play many of the legendary songs it introduced to listeners from the beginning and through Country’s Golden Age.
WVAL’s classic country format is still a winner today, attracting a loyal 45-plus demographic. The format is supplemented with Minnesota’s #1 farm broadcast; The Linder Farm Network. WVAL also carries CBS News at the top of each hour, followed by detailed local weather forecasts.
Our unique blend of music is complemented with listener-favorite feature programs such as: Little Known Facts, Chronicles of the Old West, When Radio Was, Yesterday Once More, Spotlight, & Cash Only.
Sunday mornings are filled with Country Gospel and spiritual programming, a decades-long tradition on WVAL.
Minnesota’s Country Legend brings listeners a whole hay wagon of Classic Country music, news, weather, and programs that keep a loyal audience tuned to AM 800 & 102.3 FM WVAL!