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FCC Approves Assignment of Former WRVU License to Nashville Public Radio

In a letter dated today (PDF), the FCC approved the renewal application and assigned the license for WFCL to Nashville Public Radio. The non-commercial FM station was formerly Vanderbilt University’s college radio station WRVU-FM (see my profile of the station from 2010). Back in 2011, students were taken off the air at WRVU and the […]

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Paperwork Filed with FCC Regarding WRVU License Transfer

Paperwork Filed with FCC to Assign Former WRVU License to Nashville Public Radio

On August 9, Vanderbilt Student Communications (VSC) filed paperwork with the FCC indicating their desire to assign the license for former college radio station WRVU 91.1 FM (now known as WFCL) to Nashville Public Radio. Ever since June, 2011, Nashville Public Radio has been operating the station after VSC entered into an agreement with the […]

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WRVU Supporters File Petition to Deny College Radio Station’s License Renewal

This week, WRVU Friends and Family filed a Petition to Deny the license renewal for the Vanderbilt University radio station WFCL. Known as WRVU untilĀ  June 1, 2011, WFCL is the non-commercial educational radio station licensed to Vanderbilt Student Communications (VSC) in Nashville. In June, 2011, WRVU DJs and volunteers were told that the station […]

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Sad Final Moments of WRVU’s Terrestrial Broadcast Recounted as Supporters Fight Proposed College Radio Station Sale

As I read through the accounts of WRVU’s final terrestrial moments last week, I get a horrible feeling of deja vu as I recall how I felt when learning about the sudden shut-downs of KTXT and KUSF. Although Vanderbilt Student Communications had alerted WRVU to the possibility that the station could be sold back in […]

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Nashville Public Radio to Buy Vanderbilt College Radio Station WRVU for Use as Classical 91.1

Nashville Public Radio to Buy Vanderbilt College Radio Station WRVU for Use as Classical 91.1

Today is the day that supporters of college radio at Vanderbilt University have been dreading. After yesterday’s news leak that the call letters to beloved college radio station WRVU had been changed to WFCL, official word came today that the station is in the process of being sold to Nashville Public Radio for $3.35 million […]

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