|Broadcast area||Montgomery, Alabama|
|Slogan||"Jazz, Blues, News, Views"|
(also on HD Radio)
|Translator(s)||96.5 W243CS (Montgomery, relays HD2)|
|First air date||June 15, 1984|
HD2: Urban Contemporary "Bama State Radio"
HD3: Old School R&B/Gospel "ASU Radio"
|Callsign meaning||W Voice of Alabama State|
|Affiliations||National Public Radio
Public Radio International
|Owner||Alabama State University|
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WVAS (90.7 FM) is a jazz-music formatted radio station in the Montgomery, Alabama, market licensed to the Alabama State University. WVAS is a member-supported non-commercial, educational station featuring news and other programming from National Public Radio and Public Radio International.
WVAS began broadcasting on June 15, 1984 from the fifth floor of the Levi Watkins Learning Center. Two years later, the station moved to its current location at Thomas Kilby Hall. WVAS has a signal that spans 18 counties, reaching a total population of more than 651,000.
In September 2007, WVAS received a grant from the Corporation for Public Broadcasting to assist in its conversion from analog to digital broadcasting. WVAS was one of just two radio stations in Alabama to receive such a grant.
- Nelson, Bob (2008-10-18). "Call Letter Origins". The Broadcast Archive. Retrieved 2008-10-31.
- "CPB Awards Grants to 89 Public Radio Stations for Digital Transition" (Press release). Corporation for Public Broadcasting. September 20, 2007.
- WVAS official website
- Query the FCC's FM station database for WVAS
- Radio-Locator information on WVAS
- Query Nielsen Audio's FM station database for WVAS
- Query the FCC's FM station database for W243CS
- Radio-Locator information on W243CS
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