WVYC

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WVYC-FM
CityYork, Pennsylvania
Broadcast areaYork, Pennsylvania
Branding88.1"WVYC-FM York
Slogan"York's Only True Alternative"
Frequency88.1MHz
First air dateNovember 18, 1976
FormatStudent Run, Non-commercial Educational
ERP36 watts
HAAT121 feet
ClassD
Transmitter coordinates39°56′48″N 76°43′42″W / 39.9466°N 76.7282°W / 39.9466; -76.7282Coordinates: 39°56′48″N 76°43′42″W / 39.9466°N 76.7282°W / 39.9466; -76.7282
Callsign meaningWe're the Voice of York College
Former callsignsWYCP
Former frequencies88.1 MHz (1976-1996), 99.7 MHz (1996-2013)
AffiliationsAssociated Press News Service, Intercollegiate Broadcasting System
OwnerYork College of Pennsylvania
(York College Board of Trustees)
WebcastListen Live
Websitehttp://wvyc.ycp.edu

WVYC is a college radio station licensed by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to serve the community of York, Pennsylvania, United States. The station broadcasts from the Robert V. Iosue Student Union Building on the campus of York College of Pennsylvania in York.

History[edit]

The station began broadcasting on 88.1 MHz on November 18, 1976 with the inauguration of College President, Robert V. Iosue. The broadcast day was from 4pm to midnight. By the mid 80s through the early 2000s, the station aired from 8am to 1am but was off the air over summer and winter breaks. The broadcast day eventually expanded with the station now on the air 24/7/365.

The York College station is the only class D non-commercial, educational FM radio station in southern Pennsylvania. It broadcasts a free-form alternative music block format, including modern Hip-hop, Indie rock, Alternative rock, Latin Music, Electronic Music, Classic rock, and Heavy Metal.

Operation[edit]

WVYC is a member the Associated Press. The station produces and broadcasts a variety of educational, instructional and public affairs programs. WVYC is a member of the Pennsylvania Association of Broadcasters.

The station is licensed to the college Board of Trustees and operates as a division of the Department of Communication and the Arts

Staff and events[edit]

WVYC has also recently been hosting free, all ages live music events on the college campus to bring exposure and promotion to York-Harrisburg-Lancaster-Carlisle musical acts.

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