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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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Saving College Radio Stations Panel at NFCB Offered Tips for Stations in Peril

Saving College Radio Stations Panel at NFCB Offered Tips for Stations in Peril

Of the many fine panels at the recent National Federation of Community Broadcasters’ conference (you can find our complete coverage here), the one that was closest to my heart was the “Saving College Stations” session (mp3) on Saturday, June 4. As was the case at a similar panel at SXSW this year, the participants included […]

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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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The mediageek’s advice for college stations, part 1: Be true to your school

Having followed Jennifer’s first-rate coverage of the unfortunate sales of college stations KTRU, WRVU[apologies for the error, WRVU has not been sold, but it is under threat] and KUSF I’ve been giving a lot of thought as to how college stations solidify themselves. As some readers may be aware, in addition to fourteen years of […]

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