Monday, December 11, 2023

Bach FM in Williamsburg will become All-News 102. Here’s the skinny

WILLIAMSBURG — Local Voice announced Wednesday that All-News 102 will replace Bach FM beginning June 1.

The new format will be the historic district’s only all-news radio station powered by 10 journalists in the Southside, Hampton-Newport News region and Williamsburg.

The station’s morning and afternoon drive features the following: Around the Globe, Breakthroughs in Health Care, Newsmakers — an interview with influential newsmakers — and the Shipyard Report. All News also deliver in-depth coverage of business news and the latest sports, weather, and traffic reports.

All-News 102 is dedicated to featuring local and regional news from a wide variety of partners and sources, including its sister online newspapers — Southside Daily, Hampton Newport News Daily, and Williamsburg Yorktown Daily. The station also forged a partnership with WVEC, 13NewsNow, so it will be sharing content from and combining resources with them on special news initiatives.

All-News can be heard on 101.9 FM, 102.1 FM, 1490 AM in the Hampton Roads area, and now on 107.9 on the Peninsula.

Stream newscasts online for free, at or through our mobile app (available on Android).

The station is led by general manager and news director Dee Patel. Patel was the news director for KYW Newsradio 1060 for more than a decade.

She’s had a variety of positions at KYW Newsradio, including senior producer of the groundbreaking, Emmy-nominated television headline newscast, “KYW This Morning” on UPN 57, and writer for CBS 3 Eyewitness News.

Dee Patel
Dee Patel

Patel served as evening news editor and reporter for KYW Newsradio 1060. She has a degree from Temple University in journalism, public relations, advertising, and theater.

All-News 102 is the vision of founder Thomas G. Davis, who, with more than 25 years of experience in national/regional radio and news delivery, employs a team of passionate, talented media professionals committed to the communities they serve and live in.

Tune in: The morning drive can be heard weekdays from 6–9 a.m. and the evening drive from 4–8 p.m.

Bach FM went on the air in 2006, carrying classical music from the World Classical Network, a team of award-winning programmers and announcers founded in Boston, Massachusetts. Listeners will still be able to hear the exact same music by streaming the World Classical Music here.

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