|Broadcast area||Nashville, Tennessee|
|Slogan||Vol State College FM|
|Frequency||88.5 (MHz)(also on HD Radio)|
|First air date||January 4, 1979|
|HAAT||67 meters (220 ft)|
|Callsign meaning||Vol State College Pioneers|
|Owner||Volunteer State Community College|
WVCP is the college radio station of Volunteer State Community College ("Vol State") in Gallatin, Tennessee, broadcasting at 88.5 MHz on the FM dial. It falls under the oversight of the Department of Communication and is managed by longtime faculty member Howard Espravnik. Students and volunteers make up the airstaff. The station plays a mix of music, ranging from soft adult contemporary to hard rock.
Its studios on the second floor of Noble Caudill Hall were directly in the path of a large tornado that struck the college and killed nine people across the city of Gallatin on April 7, 2006 during the April 6–8, 2006 Tornado Outbreak. Part of the building collapsed, and WVCP's studios were a near-total loss. Equipment that was not destroyed by the storm sustained heavy water damage.
The station was knocked off the air the moment the storm struck, but returned to the air on April 13, 2006 in a limited capacity. The station is currently automating from a computer located at the transmitter site. During the Spring 2007 semester, WVCP again began operating at full capacity from a newly constructed studio in the Ramer Administration Building.
A few years earlier, strong straight-line winds caused the station's tower north of Gallatin to topple, forcing WVCP off the air for several weeks before the station relaunched on a new tower in a different location.
- HD1 is a digital version of the analog signal broadcast on 88.5 MHz, while
- HD2 offers a classic rock format. The station is also working more closely with the college's recording program to air music projects played, recorded, and produced by students of the college.
- WVCP official site
- Query the FCC's FM station database for WVCP
- Radio-Locator information on WVCP
- Query Nielsen Audio's FM station database for WVCP
- http://hdradio.com/station_guides/widget.php?id=33 HD Radio Guide for Nashville