WVYC

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WVYC-FM
City York, Pennsylvania
Broadcast area York, Pennsylvania
Branding 88.1"WVYC-FM York
Slogan "York's Only True Alternative"
Frequency 88.1MHz
First air date November 18, 1976
Format Student Run, Non-commercial Educational
ERP 36 watts
HAAT 121 feet
Class D
Transmitter coordinates 39°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 meaning We're the Voice of York College
Former callsigns WYCP
Former frequencies 88.1 MHz (1976-1996), 99.7 MHz (1996-2013)
Affiliations Associated Press News Service, Intercollegiate Broadcasting System
Owner York College of Pennsylvania
(York College Board of Trustees)
Webcast Listen Live
Website http://wvyc.ycp.edu

WVYC is a college radio station licensed by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to serve the community of York, Pennsylvania, USA. 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. The broadcast day continued to expand over the years with the station now on the air 24/7 while classes are in session, although a computer automated playlist is used during the early morning hours.

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. The station's registered slogan is "York's Only True Alternative"

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 longtime member station of the Intercollegiate Broadcasting System, the National Association of Broadcasters and the Pennsylvania Association of Broadcasters.

The station is licensed to the college Board of Trustees and operates as a division of the Academic Communications Department. Students can receive up to four practicum college credits while working at the station.

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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