Happy National College Radio Day, and 47th Anniversary to WVKR-FM!

Dear WVKR Community,

Today, October 6th, Is National College Radio Day, and is also the 47th Anniversary of WVKR beginning our FM broadcast! It is a day of celebration for us on both accounts. 

College radio is an unmatched platform–it lifts voices, has arguably the most unique programming on any broadcast medium, and lets students and community members explore the joy of radio! 

WVKR’s FM signal was granted on October 6th, 1976, the result of a petition filed by WVKR + Vassar to the FCC. In a time where more and more college radio stations are switching to online-only radio, our 5-state FM broadcast radius is extremely valuable and a wonderful asset to our unique station.

On this day of celebration, I’m also happy to announce that, as of now, the total amount pledged for the 2023 Pledge Drive is $21,257.99–a really wonderful turnout! As always, thank you so much for your support of our station and for your generosity–it means a great deal and all funds will go to good use.

In the few weeks since the Pledge Drive, we’ve also fully transitioned to our fall schedule. Check out the Program Guide here or in the site’s menu to keep yourself updated on the schedule of your favorite shows. Please join us in celebrating this wonderful day!

All best,


WVKR General Manager 2023-2024

For more information and updates on National College Radio Day, visit www.collegeradio.org

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