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CityOswego, New York
SloganYour source for NPR News.
Frequency89.9 MHz
Translator(s)W222BU 92.3, Rome
W223BR 92.5, Ithaca
W214BR 90.7, Geneva
W210BL 89.9, Norwich
First air date1969
FormatPublic Radio
ERP50,000 watts horizontal
49,010 watts vertical
HAAT134 metres (440 feet)
Facility ID63115
Transmitter coordinates43°25′14.00″N 76°32′39.00″W / 43.4205556°N 76.5441667°W / 43.4205556; -76.5441667
Callsign meaningWRVO: Radio Voice of Oswego
OwnerState University of New York at Oswego
(State University of New York)
Sister stationsWRVD 90.3, Syracuse
WRVH 89.3, Clayton
WRVJ 91.7, Watertown
WRVN 91.9, Utica
WMVQ 90.5, Fenner
WRCU 90.1, Hamilton
WSUC-FM 90.5, Cortland
WebcastListen Live

WRVO Public Media is a non-profit public radio network in Oswego, New York licensed to the State University of New York at Oswego,[1] operating from studios in the Penfield Library on the SUNY Oswego campus. Its multi-station network serves more than 20 counties in central and northern New York from flagship WRVO in Oswego, repeaters WRVD in Syracuse, WRVH in Clayton WRVN in Utica and WRVJ in Watertown. Low-power translators serve Geneva, Hamilton, Ithaca, Norwich and Watertown.


WRVO programming includes regional news and public affairs and programming from NPR, American Public Media, Public Radio International, the BBC World Service and other networks.[2] WRVO currently broadcasts Morning Edition, 1A, Fresh Air, Q, Here & Now, All Things Considered, As It Happens, The Capitol Pressroom and Tuned to Yesterday during the weekdays. On the weekend, WRVO broadcasts Marketplace Money, Only A Game, Weekend Edition, Hidden Brain, Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me!, Says You!, This American Life, Snap-Judgment, On The Media, Day Six, All Things Considered, The Moth Radio Hour, Selected Shorts, The Changing World, Inside Europe, Studio 360, The Splendid Table, TED Radio Hour, Campbell Conversations, Take Care, Public Radio Presents, HealthLink On Air, and Big Picture Science.[2]

From 10:00 pm to midnight every day, WRVO broadcasts Tuned to Yesterday, which consists of radio dramas from the 1930s onward.[3] BirdNote, a two-minute show about the lives of birds, airs on weekdays at 9:58 a.m. StarDate (radio program), a two-minute segment with a focus of astronomy and the night sky is heard weekdays at 6:58 p.m.


WRVO Public Media is a non-profit, public radio station which relies on the voluntary contributions of our listeners.[4] WRVO accepts donations online every day of the year, and focuses on listener contributions twice a year during annual fundraisers. On air fundraisers generally occur in the fall and spring.

Listeners who contribute $500 or more during a year are members of WRVO's Cornerstone Society [5] Cornerstone members receive special benefits including exclusive event invitations and on-air recognition.

Local businesses and organizations support WRVO Public Media by underwriting WRVO programming.[4] Underwriters reach as many as 100,000 listeners each week in central and northern New York. More information on tax-deductible underwriting opportunities can be found on the WRVO website.


Location Frequency Call sign
Syracuse 90.3 FM WRVD
Clayton 89.3 FM WRVH
Watertown 91.7 FM WRVJ
Utica 91.9 FM WRVN
Fenner 90.5 FM WMVQ
Hamilton 90.1 FM WRCU
Cortland 90.5 FM WSUC-FM


Broadcast translators of WRVO
Call sign Frequency
City of license ERP
FCC info
W210BL 89.9 Norwich, New York 19 FCC
W214BR 90.7 Geneva, New York 10 FCC
W223BR 92.5 Ithaca, New York 10 FCC
W222BU 92.3 Rome, New York 150 FCC

Programming may also be heard on WRCU 90.1 FM in Hamilton and WSUC-FM 90.5 FM in Cortland during drive time, off-hours, and during school breaks.[6]

These stations are collectively known as the WRVO Stations.


  1. ^ "WRVO Facility Record". United States Federal Communications Commission, audio division. Retrieved 2009-02-05.
  2. ^ a b "WRVO Programming". Retrieved 2012-04-03.
  3. ^ "Tuned to Yesterday". Retrieved 2013-08-29.
  4. ^ a b "Support WRVO Public Media". Retrieved 2013-08-29.
  5. ^ "WRVO Cornerstone Society". Retrieved 2013-08-29.
  6. ^ "About WRVO". Retrieved 2013-08-29.

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