WWER was originally a Contemporary Christian and Religious formatted radio station serving Colonial Beach, Virginia. Until recently, WWER was owned and operated by Fredericksburg Christian School. The Federal Communications Commission issued the original construction permit for this station on September 25, 2009. It was assigned the WWER call sign on November 3, 2009, and received its license to cover on January 29, 2010.
The Fredricksburg Christian School, who is the outgoing licensee, decided that they no longer wish to keep the license. They agreed to donate the license (free of charge) in a scenario that would benefit the town of Colonial Beach. The Colonial Beach Community Foundation has agreed to accept the license. In addition to the FCC license, the school is donating much of the radio equipment used by the station, including antenna, transmitter, and a portion of their studio equipment.
On March 18, the paperwork to assign the license from the school to the foundation was filed with the FCC. On May 8, the FCC approved that assignment of license. On May 28 the licensee will officially be the Colonial Beach Community Foundation. The new WWER begins June 1!