WFLS-FM is a Country formatted broadcastradio station licensed to Fredericksburg, Virginia, serving Central Virginia, Northern Virginia, and Southern Maryland.[3] WFLS-FM is owned and operated by Alpha Media.[5]

History

Adopting a middle-of-the-road format, WFLS-FM launched on June 12, 1962. The station switched to an all-Country format in 1975. It started broadcasting in High-Definition in May 2006. It started with the slogan "Virginia's Best Country", used until early 2006. Then "Real Country Variety" used from early 2006 to April 2, 2012, and has been using "Today's Country" since then.

On April 16, 2013, W243BS 96.5 dropped its simulcast of sister station WNTX for a simulcast of WFLS-HD2 carrying a Freeform format.[6] The "FredFM" format was dropped in early March of 2014, when W243BS resumed simulcasting sister station WNTX.

On January 23, 2015, Alpha Media "entered into a definitive agreement" to purchase WFLS and sister stations WNTX, WVBX, and WWUZ from Free Lance-Star License, Inc. for an unknown sum.[7] The purchase was consummated on May 1, 2015, at a price of $8.1 million.