WUVI (AM)

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WUVI
WUVI.jpg
City of license Charlotte Amalie, U. S. Virgin Islands
Branding WUVI AM 1090
Slogan The Voice of the University
Frequency 1090 AM (kHz)
Format College
Power 250 watts (day only)
Class D
Facility ID 66988
Transmitter coordinates 18°18′57″N 64°53′02″W / 18.31583°N 64.88389°W / 18.31583; -64.88389
Callsign meaning W
University of the
Virgin
Islands
Former callsigns WIBS (1985-1989)
WGOD (1989-2012)
Affiliations Pacifica Radio
Owner Three Angels Corporation
(leased to the University of the Virgin Islands)
Sister stations WGOD-FM
Webcast Listen Live
Website http://wuvi.am/

WUVI (1090 AM) is a radio station licensed to serve Charlotte Amalie, U. S. Virgin Islands. The station is owned by Three Angels Corporation and leased to the University of the Virgin Islands.

WUVI airs a College radio format using student on-air talent from the university's radio program. News programming from Pacifica Radio is also broadcast.

History[edit]

WIBS to WUVI AM[edit]

This station received its original construction permit from the Federal Communications Commission on August 28, 1985.[1] The new station was assigned the call letters WIBS by the FCC on October 2, 1985.[2] WIBS received its license to cover from the FCC on November 7, 1988.[3]

In February 1989, Raphael A. Figueroa and Lucy E. Figueroa (doing business as Saint Thomas Broadcasters) reached an agreement to sell this station to Three Angels Corporation. The deal was approved by the FCC on July 5, 1989, and the transaction was consummated on July 31, 1989.[4] The new owners had the FCC assign the WGOD call letters on October 5, 1989.[2]

"Out of Thin Air to On the Air"[edit]

On September 14, 2012, the station changed its call sign to the current WUVI in conjunction with Three Angels' lease of the station to the University of the Virgin Islands, which launched a college radio format on January 9, 2013.[5]

On-air staff[edit]

Managers[edit]

  • Alexander Randall 5, Faculty Advisor (2012)
  • April Rose Fale-Knight, Station Manager (2012)
  • Akila Henry, Program Manager (2013)
  • Elesha Hazel, Archivist (2013)
  • Marisha Jno-Lewis, News Director (2013)
  • Nichole Moore, Studio Operations (2012)
  • Stefan Todman, Pacifica Content (2013)
  • Heru Shango, Marketing and Sales (2013)

Staff[edit]

  • Deborah Reese
  • Glenn Pride
  • Manefa O'Connor
  • Michael McFarlane
  • Renee Williams
  • Tatyanna Eades
  • Shari Alfred
  • Aletia Hodge
  • Shawn Seabrookes
  • Antoinette Anderson

Former on-air staff[edit]

The following individuals have been on WUVI as on-air staff:

Managers[edit]

  • Twanna Hodge, Archivist (2012–13)
  • Linda Ritter, News Director (2012–13)
  • Leslyn Tonge, Production Manager (2012–13)
  • Deborah Reese, Sunday Program Coordinator (2012–13)

Staff[edit]

  • Marisha Jno-Lewis
  • Renee Williams
  • Akila Henry
  • Ronnie Greenaway
  • Kaeche Liburd
  • Shawn Auguste
  • Chinet Bernier
  • Monai Greene
  • Najuma Dunn
  • Stefan Todman
  • Shawn Seabrookes

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Application Search Details (BP-19831109CC)". FCC Media Bureau. August 28, 1985. 
  2. ^ a b "Call Sign History". FCC Media Bureau CDBS Public Access Database. 
  3. ^ "Application Search Details (BL-19880420AE)". FCC Media Bureau. November 7, 1988. 
  4. ^ "Application Search Details (BAL-19890125EA)". FCC Media Bureau. July 31, 1989. 
  5. ^ Waits, Jennifer (February 25, 2012). "College Radio Comes to U.S. Virgin Islands with Launch of WUVI-AM". Radio Survivor. Retrieved March 1, 2012. 

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