Vanderbilt’s student-run radio station WRVU 91.1 FM is in danger of permanently going off the air. The VSC, the board that claims ownership of WRVU has recently reached an agreement with WPLN, Nashville NPR affiliate, to sell the station’s broadcasting license. This sale would mean the loss of Nashville’s only major college radio station. Explore this site to learn more to get WRVU on the air!
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Monthly Archives: September 2010
WRVU Alumnus Justin Walsh organized a group of WRVU alumni to draft a letter to VSC Chairperson Professor Mark Wollaeger which has been copied to the Chancellor, Dean of Students, Associate Vice-Chancellor of Alumni Relations, Board of Trust Chair, WRVU … Continue reading
Alumni of WRVU, please write to James Stofan, the Associate Vice Chancellor of Alumni Relations and let him know about your experience and how much WRVU means to you. James Stofan Associate Vice Chancellor Alumni Relations PMB 407735 2301 Vanderbilt … Continue reading
Since Vanderbilt Student Communications has let it be known that they are not really interested in the Nashville community response, we have found someone at Vanderbilt who is. The Department of Community & Neighborhood relations is a liason for the … Continue reading
One thing we are quickly discovering is that we as former djs and e-staff members have not done the best job keeping in touch with each other and maintaining the history/legacy of the station to pass down to future generations. … Continue reading
Check out an insightful post on Keeping the Public in Public Radio.
A former WRVU DJ has been working on a great site about the history of WRVU – http://www.wrvufm.org – which has lots of great information, letters and perspective on the current situation.
Special thanks to Steve Haruch at the Nashville Scene for this incredible article in this week’s Nashville Scene. For those wondering about the “transfer of control” form, check out Steve’s follow up piece on the Scene website.
Thanks to Steve for writing another great article in the Nashville Cream/Nashville Scene blog.
Check out some new logo sketches by Roger Blanton of Delicious Elixir
Whoever registered SaveWRVU.org and SaveWRVU.net has redirected them to this site. We thank them for doing this. SaveWRVU.com is still directed to http://www.vandymedia.org/wrvu/ – but we are assuming that this will change as soon as DNS refreshes. It is important … Continue reading
General Manager Mikil Taylor emailed the following organization list of who is doing what: Alumni – Please contact Office manager Jing Sun (firstname.lastname@example.org) who is organizing the list. Promotion (talking to news/spokespeople, benefits, t-shirts, papering camps) – Promotions directors Patric, … Continue reading
WRVU DJ Joshua Summerville has created this new logo for us.
There will be a WRVU table set up at the Grimey’s concert event this Saturday. Here is the information from the Grimey’s website: Grimey’s & The Basement’s Fall Festival & Big-Ass Sale! – Saturday, September 25th, 10AM-8PM Tony Joe White! … Continue reading
Another resistance site is popping up – http://www.nolo.tv/wrvu/
The ‘Keeping the Public in Public Radio’ Blog posted an article about our situation. It’s interesting that they are drawing a parallel to situations at other Universities that have employed Chris Carroll.
Here is a link to the Tennessean article. It’s a shame that the comments don’t show up on the same page as the article. It might be a good time to reach out directly to the Tennessean and let them … Continue reading
Thanks to Steve Haruch for publicizing our cause – check out today’s blog from him. If you see any other press/media mentions of WRVU, please let us know at email@example.com
Please make sure you write a letter to the Vanderbilt Student Communications board at vandymedia.org/wrvu. You can skip the text and go right to the bottom and fill in the form. Share your stories and tell them why WRVU won’t … Continue reading
Another idea being floated is asking the Chancellor for money or purchase the license from VSC. Here is a letter written by a WRVU DJ requesting this.
Here is the petition for undergraduates to collect signatures from supportive students: WRVU_Petition_with_caption