WHAT IS HAPPENING TO WRVU?
Vanderbilt Student Communications (VSC), the entity created by Vanderbilt to facilitate all Vanderbilt University student media (tv, newspaper, radio, etc) made an announcement this past September 2010 that it would be “exploring the migration of radio station WRVU to exclusively online programming and the sale of its broadcast license”. This sale, as proposed would mark the end of WRVU – a Music City treasure and a vital perfectly healthy student founded and student run organization.
A SHORT HISTORY OF WRVU:
From pirate radio to 14,500 watts of FM power, Vanderbilt University students quite literally built WRVU 91.1 FM from the ground up and made it the cultural treasure to the Vanderbilt student body and the greater Nashville community it is today. Motivated only by a love of radio and a desire to connect with the greater Nashville community, Vanderbilt students of all schools, backgrounds, and disciplines have come together as volunteer DJs, engineers, and staff members at WRVU Nashville. Since its beginning nearly 60 years ago, students have worked around the clock to keep “The Student Voice of Vanderbilt University” On The Air. And until now, they have done so with very little interference from the Administration or the board of the Vanderbilt Student Communications.