Wednesday, February 21, 2024

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.

John Mangalonzo
John Mangalonzo
John Mangalonzo ( is the managing editor of Local Voice Media’s Virginia papers – WYDaily (Williamsburg), Southside Daily (Virginia Beach) and HNNDaily (Hampton-Newport News). Before coming to Local Voice, John was the senior content editor of The Bellingham Herald, a McClatchy newspaper in Washington state. Previously, he served as city editor/content strategist for USA Today Network newsrooms in St. George and Cedar City, Utah. John started his professional journalism career shortly after graduating from Lyceum of The Philippines University in 1990. As a rookie reporter for a national newspaper in Manila that year, John was assigned to cover four of the most dangerous cities in Metro Manila. Later that year, John was transferred to cover the Philippine National Police and Armed Forces of the Philippines. He spent the latter part of 1990 to early 1992 embedded with troopers in the southern Philippines as they fought with communist rebels and Muslim extremists. His U.S. journalism career includes reporting and editing stints for newspapers and other media outlets in New York City, California, Texas, Iowa, Utah, Colorado and Washington state.

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