|City of license||Carlisle, Pennsylvania|
|Slogan||The Voice of Dickinson College|
|First air date||December 10th 1962|
|Callsign meaning||The Dickinson College Voice|
|Owner||Trustees of Dickinson College|
WDCV-FM (88.3 FM) is a radio station broadcasting a Variety format. Licensed to Dickinson College in Carlisle, Pennsylvania, USA, the station serves the Pennsylvania college area. The station is currently owned by Trustees of Dickinson College.
The station started in 1959 as an AM operation at 640 kHz, with broadcasts confined to the Dickinson campus. WDCV expanded to a 10-watt FM service in 1973, and began broadcasting 18 hours a day at 88.3 MHz. The station increased its transmitter power to 250 watts in 1982 and began stereo broadcasting in 1989. More recently, WDCV began webcasting at www.wdcvfm.com, and streaming over on mobile devices via Stretch Internet.
As an educational, non-profit station, WDCV-FM is operated on a volunteer basis by undergraduate students at Dickinson College and members of the Carlisle community. The principal purpose of WDCV-FM is to provide a forum for overlooked, suppressed or under-represented voices and music. WDCV broadcasts cultural, educational, informational and other programs and materials for the entertainment and profit of the public, and for the education and training of its staff. It also broadcasts Red Devil football as well as men's and women's basketball. WDCV is Carlisle’s only non-profit radio station.
WDCV-FM has provided innovative programming to its devoted listeners since 1973. With its transmitter and antenna atop Bosler Hall on the Dickinson College campus, the station reaches the entire Carlisle community, as well as Mt. Holly Springs, Boiling Springs, Middlesex and New Kingston. A worldwide audience is served by the WDCV web stream.
WDCV first broadcast December 1962. In 2012 WDCV is celebrated its 50th Anniversary. An archive of images, articles and memorabilia is located on a Tumblr blog.
- "WDCV-FM Facility Record". United States Federal Communications Commission, audio division.
- "WDCV increases wattage, offers change in program". WDCV Tumbler Blog.
- "Corporate Demands Don't Affect WDCV". WDCV Tumbler Blog.
- Query the FCC's FM station database for WDCV
- Radio-Locator information on WDCV
- Query Nielsen Audio's FM station database for WDCV
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