WVHC

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WVHC
City Herkimer, New York
Broadcast area Utica, New York
Slogan The Voice
Frequency 91.5 MHz
First air date October 1993
Format Variety, Jazz
ERP 435 watts
HAAT -35.0 meters
Class A
Facility ID 27032
Transmitter coordinates 43°1′58.00″N 75°0′31.00″W / 43.0327778°N 75.0086111°W / 43.0327778; -75.0086111
Callsign meaning W the Voice of Herkimer County
Former callsigns WHCR
Owner Herkimer County Community College
Webcast http://radio.herkimer.edu:8000/live
Website http://www.herkimer.edu/experience/wvhc-radio

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.[1]

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.[2]

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 programming, the only station broadcasting such programming in the Mohawk Valley. It also airs a mix of student-produced programs, athletic events, and other campus events. Student-produced programs are usually heard in the early afternoon, with further programs broadcast on Fridays. The station also broadcasts Jazz at Lincoln Center, a radio program produced by the namesake venue and heard Saturday mornings at 10am.

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