|City||Herkimer, New York|
|Broadcast area||Utica, New York|
|First air date||October 1993|
|Callsign meaning||W the Voice of Herkimer County|
|Owner||Herkimer County Community College|
WVHC (91.5 FM) is a radio station broadcasting a Variety format. Licensed to Herkimer, New York, United States, the station is owned by Herkimer County Community College and operated by the college's Radio/TV Department.
WVHC was established in 1973 under the name of WHCR as a public address system, only providing a signal to the Robert McLaughlin College Center building. In 1986, WHCR began simulcasting on the college's television station HCTV, a Public-access television cable TV channel airing on Group W Cable (now Charter Spectrum), the authorized cable provider for Herkimer County. The station applied for a FCC license in the early 1990s. Since the WHCR call letters were already taken by WHCR-FM in New York City, the station applied for the call letters WVHC. The application was granted in February 1993, and WVHC began operations that October.
Initially, programming was presented during class hours (7am-10pm), but in 1999 WVHC began full-time 24-hour operations. The station is best known for its jazz and blues programming, the only non-commercial station broadcasting such programming in the Mohawk Valley. It also airs a mix of student-produced programs during the fall and spring semesters. Student-produced programs are usually heard in the early afternoon, with further programs broadcast on Fridays.
The station also streams its broadcast signal, which can be heard at www.herkimer.edu/wvhc.
- Query the FCC's FM station database for WVHC
- Radio-Locator information on WVHC
- Query Nielsen Audio's FM station database for WVHC
- WVHC website
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