|Broadcast area||Northeastern Pennsylvania|
|Frequency||89.9 MHz (also on HD Radio)|
|Translator(s)||See § Simulcasts and translators|
|Repeater(s)||See § Simulcasts and translators|
|First air date||April 23, 1973|
|Format||Analog/HD1: Public Radio/Classical/Jazz|
HD3: Jazz ("The Chiaroscuro Channel")
|ERP||7,400 watts (analog)|
295 watts (digital)
|HAAT||381 meters (1,250 ft)|
|Owner||Northeastern Pennsylvania Educational Television Association|
WVIA-FM (89.9 FM) is a non-commercial, public FM radio station licensed to serve Scranton, Pennsylvania and is the National Public Radio member station for Northeastern Pennsylvania. The station is owned by the Northeastern Pennsylvania Educational Television Association along with its sister television station, WVIA-TV. Studios are based in Jenkins Township, near Pittston, and the broadcast tower shared by the stations is located on Penobscot Knob near Mountain Top at ( ).
WVIA-FM signed on for the first time on April 23, 1973.
The building housing the transmitters for WVIA-FM and WVIA-TV was destroyed by fire on February 12, 2010. WVIA-FM resumed broadcasting at low power on February 17, 2010, and returned to full-power at Noon on August 3, 2010.
WVIA-FM has operated a translator at 89.3 FM in Williamsport since the late 1970s. In 2002, WVIA-FM's owners signed on WVYA, a full-power Class A station, to provide better coverage in that area. In 2010, a third full-power station, WTIO in Mainesburg, was brought online, taking over from a translator that had served the Tioga Valley. A fourth station joined the group in 2012, when WPAU signed on from Palmyra Township to serve the far northeastern corner of the state.
Simulcasts and translators
Three full-power stations are licensed to simulcast the programming of WVIA-FM full-time:
|Call sign||Frequency||City of license||Facility ID||ERP
|Class||Transmitter coordinates||Service contour|
|WPAU||91.5 FM||Palmyra Township, Pennsylvania||173824||400||167 m (548 ft)||A||NAD27)(||Covers Hawley and the Lake Wallenpaupack area|
|WTIO||88.3 FM||Mainesburg, Pennsylvania||177089||48||258.6 m (848 ft)||A||NAD27)(||Covers Mansfield, Pennsylvania|
|WVYA||89.7 FM (HD)||Williamsport, Pennsylvania||92638||3,300 (analog)
|−5 m (−16 ft)||A||NAD27)(|
WVIA-FM programming is broadcast on the following translators:
|City of license||ERP
|W212AT||90.3||Clarks Summit, Pennsylvania||2||D||FCC|
|City of license||ERP
- "Digital Radio Notification [WVIA-FM]". fcc.gov. Federal Communications Commission. August 17, 2010. Retrieved 2018-11-20.
- "FM Query Results for WVIA-FM". fcc.gov. Federal Communications Commission. Retrieved 2016-05-11.
- "FM Query Results for WVIA-TV". fcc.gov. Federal Communications Commission. Retrieved 2016-05-11.
- "Radio - WVIA". wvia.org. Retrieved 2016-05-11.
- "Station Search Details for WVIA-FM". fcc.gov. Federal Communications Commission. Retrieved 2016-05-11.
- "Listen Live - Radio - WVIA". wvia.org. Retrieved 2016-05-11.
- Gaydos, Kristen (February 13, 2010). "Fire destroys WVIA building, knocks out signal". The Citizens' Voice. Retrieved May 11, 2016.
- "WVIA Back Following Transmitter Fire". TV New Check, The Business of Broadcasting. 2010-02-17. Retrieved 2016-05-11.
- "WVIA FM returns to Full Power after February Transmitter Fire". publicbroadcasting.net. 2010-07-29. Retrieved 2016-05-11.
- WVIA station history
- Promo announcing WPAU's sign-on
- "Digital Radio Notification [WVYA]". fcc.gov. Federal Communications Commission. August 17, 2010. Retrieved 2018-11-19.
- Official website
- Query the FCC's FM station database for WVIA
- Radio-Locator information on WVIA
- Query Nielsen Audio's FM station database for WVIA
Other station data
- Query the FCC's FM station database for WPAU
- Radio-Locator information on WPAU
- Query Nielsen Audio's FM station database for WPAU
- Query the FCC's FM station database for WTIO
- Radio-Locator information on WTIO
- Query Nielsen Audio's FM station database for WTIO
- Query the FCC's FM station database for WVYA
- Radio-Locator information on WVYA
- Query Nielsen Audio's FM station database for WVYA
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