Fredericksburg is well served by award-winning news media, as well as some of the nation's most well-respected newspapers.
Locally, The Free Lance was first published in 1885 by a group of local merchants and businessmen. In 1900, the company merged with The Daily Star and published the two papers independently until 1926 when under the leadership of Josiah P. Rowe Jr.; they were combined into a single newspaper: The Free Lance Star. Subsequent generations of the Rowe family have published the newspaper and guided its entry into other communications vehicles. The StarGroup Radio stations WFLS (Country) , WVBX (Urban- Hip Hop), and WWUZ (Classic Rock) were purchased by Alpha Media. The online version of The Free Lance Star and Print Innovators printing company were purchased by Berkshire Hathaway December 2015. Today The Free Lance Star is an award winning daily newspaper.
Fredericksburg.Today is a locally owned, locally focused, completely online professional news website published in the Fredericksburg area.
In addition, there are magazines that focus on the people and neighborhoods in the area, in addition to the wealth of cultural opportunities. They include Fredericksburg Front Porch, Fredericksburg Parent, and Fredericksburg SNAP.
For community-specific news and information Fredericksburg Patch owned by AOL with 900 sites nationwide is an online resource.
Additional local radio stations include: WBQB Radio (Adult Contemporary) and WFVA (News/Talk) Radio, both Centennial Broadcasting channels, and WGRQ (Oldies) and WGRX (Country). Another local station, WJYJ, provides religious programming.
Since Fredericksburg is located midway between Washington D.C. and Richmond, VA, you may choose among many well-known newspapers, network television stations and radio stations. The newspapers include: The Washington Post, The Washington Times, USA TODAY and The Richmond Times-Dispatch.
Free Lance Star: www.fredericksburg.com
Fredericksburg Today: Fredericksburg.Today
Print Innovators: www.printinnovators.com
Front Porch: www.frontporchfredericksburg.com
Fredericksburg Parent: www.fredericksburgparent.net
Fredericksburg SNAP: www.snapfred.com
Fredericksburg Patch: www.fredericksburg.patch.com
Washington Post: www.washpost.com
Washington Times: www.washingtontimes.com
Richmond Times Dispatch: www.timesdispatch.com
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