WVFS Tallahassee
City Tallahassee, Florida
Broadcast area Tallahassee, Florida
Frequency 89.7 (MHz)
Format College Radio
ERP 7,000 watts
HAAT 55 meters
Class C3
Facility ID 4204
Transmitter coordinates 30°26′22.00″N 84°17′29.00″W / 30.4394444°N 84.2913889°W / 30.4394444; -84.2913889
Callsign meaning Voice of Florida State
Owner Florida State University
Sister stations WFSU-FM, WFSQ, WFSU-TV, and WFSW
Website Official WVFS site

WVFS Tallahassee, launched in 1987, is one of four radio stations that broadcast from the Florida State University in the Tallahassee area. (WFSU, WFSQ and WFSW are the others.) WVFS is often referred to as V89, "The Voice", or "The Voice of Florida State". WVFS broadcasts at 89.7 FM. The station is staffed by student and community volunteers. Featuring no automation, the DJ booth at WVFS is manned 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, every day of the year. New and different music is played to provide an alternative to commercial radio.

Mission Statement and Station Philosophy

Mission Statement

WVFS's mission statement is as follows: "To provide diversity in programming to the Florida State campus and Tallahassee community while acting as a top-notch training facility for students and community members interested in gaining experience in radio station operations."[1]

Station Philopsophy

As a college radio station, WVFS aims to "provide an alternative to the commercially dominated world of radio, where the listener chooses if he or she loves or hates the music.".[2] In order to enact this philosophy, WVFS provides listeners with the opportunity to make requests 24 hours a day via the station's website, or by calling the station at (850)644-1837 to speak directly to the DJ on the air. WVFS also aims "to promote bands of quality-regardless of genre-that might not get airplay otherwise; to promote diversity and open-mindedness through music; to promote public awareness through information and public service announcements; to support the community that supports us; to provide an environment welcoming and tolerant of all who wish to participate." [3]


The programming schedule at WVFS is divided into three categories:

Regular programming

Regular programming time slots feature a combination of newly released material, music from the WVFS Catalog, and listener requests. Regular programming also occasionally features News, Weather, and Concert Updates, promotional announcements, and public service announcements (PSAs).

Regular programming time slots

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
2:00 a.m. - 6:00 a.m. 12:00 a.m - 6:00 a.m. 2:00 a.m. - 6:00 a.m. 2:00 a.m. - 6:00 a.m. 2:00 a.m. - 6:00 a.m. 2:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. 2:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.
10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. 10:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m. 10:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m. 10:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m. 10:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.

Specialty programming

Specialty programming on WVFS consists of 28 named shows of varying lengths which air at routinely scheduled times, either once every week or once every month.

Daily specialty programming

WVFS features three daily specialty segments: Caffeine-A-Go-Go, the 12 O'clock Takeover and the Album Side at Five.




  • Extra Hour of Sonic Safari (Every 1st Wednesday): Exploring musical oddities and everything fun and weird, including garage rock, lounge music, song poems, and more
  • Vox Populi (Every 2nd Wednesday): WVFS's monthly news and special interest program showcasing work from our News Department
  • The Voice Box (Every 3rd Wednesday): literature and spoken word
  • Sonic Safari Honky Tonk (Every 4th Wednesday): Classic country and western music
  • Mickee Faust Cabaret (Every 5th Wednesday): politically- and socially-driven satire from Tallahassee's Mickee Faust comedy troupe





Volunteer Information

WVFS holds a volunteer "cattle call" at the beginning of the fall, spring, and summer semesters to recruit volunteers. WVFS accepts student volunteers from Florida State University as well as community volunteers. Each semester, WVFS accepts volunteers in the following departments: announcing, news, continuity, public relations, sports, development, and production. FSU students can also volunteer at WVFS for college credit through the Florida State University School of Communication under the course codes RTV 3941r and RTV 3926.

Multi-track Studio

WVFS houses a state-of-the-art 32-track recording studio for producing and recording on-air performances as well as songs and full albums for bands and community members. Notable recording artists who have worked in WVFS's studio, either for an on-air performance or for full album production, include Andrew Bird, Bonnie "Prince" Billy, Saxon Shore, Human Television, Emperor X, Earlimart, Dent May, Those Darlins, Four Tet, The Posies, and more.


  1. http://wvfs.fsu.edu/about.php?menu_id=about
  2. http://wvfs.fsu.edu/about.php?menu_id=about
  3. http://wvfs.fsu.edu/about.php?menu_id=about
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