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City Fredonia, New York
Broadcast area New York college area
Branding The Voice
Frequency 88.9 MHz
Format Variety
ERP 130 watts
HAAT -35.0 meters
Class A
Facility ID 4302
Transmitter coordinates 42°27′8.00″N 79°20′14.00″W / 42.4522222°N 79.3372222°W / 42.4522222; -79.3372222
Callsign meaning Community Voice of Fredonia
Affiliations National Public Radio
Owner State University of New York
Webcast Listen Live!
Website fredoniaradio.com

WCVF-FM is a public low power FM radio station in Fredonia, New York. Licensed to the State University of New York at Fredonia, the station broadcasts on 88.9 MHz on the FM dial. "CVF" stands for "Campus and Community Voice of Fredonia," the station's slogan. The station primarily features "alternative" rock, but includes an eclectic mix of genres at consistent times throughout the week. Listeners can catch blocks of Polka, Spanish, Blues, Jazz, Folk, Reggae, Hip Hop and anything in between. Live programs hosted by student and community jocks can be of any format/genre from talk, music, to radio drama. WCVF also covers local sports and includes live broadcasts/commentary for several Blue Devil teams. Our music director reports to College Music Journal for charting, and devotes time slots for new music sent to the station.

WCVF broadcasts National Public Radio (NPR) Monday through Friday: Morning Edition (7- 9 am) and All Things Considered (4-6 pm). These broadcasts are graciously achieved through a partnership with NPR member station WQLN-FM in Erie, Pennsylvania.

WCVF-FM has a sister station WDVL which broadcasts via internet streaming and a local cable channel.


WCVF began as a production of the Speech English Department providing radio programming to students in the dorms via low powered AM transmitters in the dorm basements, at 600 kHz. Later the early AM station operation split away from the academic supervision to be operated and funded by the Student Government Association. Now independent and student run, the station operated for a time from the tiny press box in Dodds Hall. WCVF-FM was founded in 1978 under the supervision of Dan Berggren, a professor in the Department of Communications/Media. WCVF-FM is Chautauqua County's only public radio station, and is entirely student-run.[1] In 1969 WCVF relocated to a suite of rooms in the basement of Jewett Hall in an air conditioned space originally designed as TV studios. In the summer of 1972 the station moved once again into new student-constructed offices and studios in Gregory Hall. As the college later constructed additional dormitories, WCVF added transmitters connecting them to the dorm power wiring in what was known as a "carrier-current" transmission. This expansion included installation of a transmitter to serve off-campus student housing in Brigham Road.

Specialty programs[edit]

  • Woodsongs (Tuesday 10 a.m. – 11 a.m.)
  • Putumayo World Music Hour (Wednesday 10 a.m. – 11 a.m.)
  • High Noon Friday (Friday 12 p.m. - 1 p.m.)
  • Anything Goes with Lise Avery (Sunday 10 a.m. – 11 a.m.)
  • Jazz Progressions (Sunday 11 a.m. – 12 p.m.)
  • Lake Air (Tuesday 9 a.m)

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Radio studios attract alumni during Homecoming 11-09-2006 Campus Report

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