I’m a bit behind on news.
A month ago WJMA-FM and WVCV-AM (the old WJMA-AM) began simulcasting WJMA’s country music programming. At the same time, WOJL-FM (the old WLSA) in Louisa began simulcasting with WCVA-AM in Culpeper. WOJL is now a "classic hits" format.
When Arch Harrison put WJMA-FM on the air in November 1971, it simulcast WJMA-AM full time. If memory serves correctly, the almost 100% simulcast lasted until sometime after Arch sold the stations in April 1984. Digby Solomon changed the format of the FM to Adult Contemporary and changed the calls to WVJZ in December 1984. Here’s a link to some TV spots promoting WVJZ. They were an advertising trade with WVIR TV in Charlottesville.
I don’t recall all the flips and flops of formats and simulcasting over the years after that. Perhaps someone closer to actual events can fill in the story. WVJZ vanished after Digby sold the stations in 1988.
Prior to Digby buying the stations, there were occasions when the AM and FM would broadcast different programs. I recall conflicts between the Baltimore Orioles and Washington Redskins games when the stations would separate. I think Digby made “Monday At One” AM only.