WVTF - W215BJ - FM 90.9 - Saint Paul, VA

Classical. Jazz. NPR

A Brief History 1973 WVWR (Virginia Western Radio) is created at Virginia Western Community College to serve as a laboratory for broadcast students and as ... See more a forum for on-air college courses. The 4,100 watt station broadcast a variety of shows, including All Things Considered from National Public Radio, classical, jazz and big band music. 1975 WVWR's transmitter is moved from Fishburn Hall on the Virginia Western campus, to Poor Mountain and the power is increased to 100,000 watts. 1979 The Radio Reading Service begins operating on the radio's subcarrier frequency. The service broadcasts readings from current newspapers and magazines to the print-impaired 24 hours a day, seven days a week. The special radio required to receive the signal is provided free of charge. Additional monetary support for the Radio Reading Service is provided by the Voice of the Blue Ridge, a non-profit organization formed by reading service volunteers in 1981. 1980 The call letters are changed to WVTF in 1980, when the Virginia Tech Foundation assumes ownership of the station. WVTF's coverage area on 89.1 FM includes central and southwest Virginia, southern West Virginia and northern North Carolina. 1990 WVTF adds a transmitter in Charlottesville on Bear Den Mountain, WVTU (89.3 FM). 1991 A transmitter is added in Marion, WVTR (91.9 FM), which allows the signal to reach as far west as Bristol. 1997 Another transmitter is added in Charlottesville on Carter Mountain, WVTW (88.5 FM).

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Saint Paul - Virginia, United States - English

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