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WVAS-FM logo2.png
City Montgomery, Alabama
Broadcast area Montgomery, Alabama
Slogan "Jazz, Blues, News, Views"
Frequency 90.7 MHz
(also on HD Radio)
First air date June 15, 1984
Format FM/HD1: Jazz
HD2: Urban Contemporary "Bama State Radio"
HD3: Old School R&B/Gospel "ASU Radio"
ERP 80,000 watts
HAAT 106 meters
Class C1
Facility ID 727
Callsign meaning W Voice of Alabama State[1]
Affiliations National Public Radio
Public Radio International
Owner Alabama State University
Webcast Listen Live
Listen Live (HD2)
Listen Live (HD3)
Website wvasfm.org

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. National programming produced by WVAS includes Café Jazz, distributed nationally by the African-American Public Radio Consortium.[2]

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.[3] WVAS was one of just two radio stations in Alabama to receive such a grant.[3]

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  1. ^ Nelson, Bob (2008-10-18). "Call Letter Origins". The Broadcast Archive. Retrieved 2008-10-31. 
  2. ^ AAPRC - Programs
  3. ^ a b "CPB Awards Grants to 89 Public Radio Stations for Digital Transition" (Press release). Corporation for Public Broadcasting. September 20, 2007. 

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Coordinates: 32°21′58″N 86°17′38″W / 32.366°N 86.294°W / 32.366; -86.294