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City of license Scranton, Pennsylvania
Broadcast area Scranton area
Frequency 89.9 MHz
First air date 1973
Format Public Radio
Language(s) English
HAAT 381.0 meters
Class B
Facility ID 49436
Transmitter coordinates 41°10′55.00″N 75°52′17.00″W / 41.1819444°N 75.8713889°W / 41.1819444; -75.8713889
Owner Northeastern Pennsylvania Educational Television Association
Sister stations WVIA-TV
Webcast Listen Live
Website http://www.wvia.org/

WVIA-FM (89.9 FM) is the National Public Radio member station for Northeastern Pennsylvania. It is licensed to the community of Scranton. WVIA is owned by the Northeastern Pennsylvania Educational Television Association along with its sister television station, WVIA-TV. The station's studios are based in Jenkins Township, near Pittston, with transmitter just south of Wilkes-Barre. WVIA-FM signed on in 1973, and since 2001 has operated a full-time satellite in Williamsport, WVYA-FM.

WVIA owns Chiaroscuro Records and broadcasts the Chiaroscuro Channel jazz on WVIA-FM HD-3.

The building housing the transmitters for WVIA-FM and WVIA-TV was destroyed by fire on February 12, 2010; as a result, the station is operating at reduced power from Marywood University.[1]

WPAU and WVYA are satellite stations for WVIA. WPAU is located on the FM dial at 91.5 and serves the Hawley, Blooming Grove and Lake Wallenpaupack areas, while WVYA is located on the FM dial at 89.7 MHz, and serves the Williamsport, Pennsylvania area. Operations are housed at WVIA-FM's studios in Jenkins Township, Pennsylvania.

WVIA-FM had operated a translator at 89.3 FM in Williamsport since the late 1970s. However, in 2001, it decided to open WVYA as a full-time satellite to serve more of the Williamsport area. The 89.3 FM translator is still used to improve reception in southern Williamsport.


In addition to the main station, WVIA-FM is relayed by an additional 3 stations and 8 translators to widen its broadcast area.

Call sign Frequency
City of license ERP
Class FCC info
WPAU 91.5 Palmyra Township, Pennsylvania 400 A FCC
WTIO 88.3 Mainesburg, Pennsylvania 48 A FCC
WVYA 89.7 Williamsport, Pennsylvania 3,300 A FCC
Call sign Frequency
City of license ERP
Class FCC info
W257AI 99.3 Allentown, Pennsylvania 4 D FCC
W289AH 105.7 Bethlehem, Pennsylvania 75 D FCC
W212AT 90.3 Clarks Summit, Pennsylvania 2 D FCC
W215BU 90.9 Lewisburg, Pennsylvania 250 D FCC
W235AD 94.9 Pottsville, Pennsylvania 120 D FCC
W232AM 94.3 Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania 250 D FCC
W289AI 105.7 Sunbury, Pennsylvania 11 D FCC
W278AO 103.5 Wellsboro, Pennsylvania 55 D FCC


  1. ^ Gaydos, Kristen (February 13, 2010). "Fire destroys WVIA building, knocks out signal". The Citizens' Voice. Retrieved February 13, 2010. 

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Coordinates: 41°10′56″N 75°52′15″W / 41.18209°N 75.870917°W / 41.18209; -75.870917