As Virginia Tech and Blacksburg change gears in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, we at WUVT wanted to thank you, our loyal listeners, as we navigate the choppy and already very memorable 2020 spring semester.
First, please remember that WUVT is a student-run radio station. We depend on the talents and time of our student DJs to run the boards and play the music. WIth a serious drop in students in Blacksburg, along with recommended safety guidelines, we are going to be relying on automation more than we'd like. While we remain committed to keeping our airwaves and your radios filled, we must refrain from putting our staff at risk. Our health, both physically and mentally, and our studies, come first.
Secondly, wIth all this in mind, we are unfortunately cancelling this semester's Radiothon. In the face of our community's crisis, and with our lack of staff, we know half a Radiothon is just not good enough. Our "Donate" button is always active, but we know that this pandemic is going to involve economic challenges for many. Focus on your families and your local communities. We ask that you spend the dollars you would've donated to this spring's Radiothon on your local restaurants, markets, and bookstores. Get that extra gift certificate. Delivery is your friend. Tip hard, tip often. Just remember us this fall, after everything settles back down!
Again, we thank you for your ears, your hearts, and your minds. Stay safe, wash your hands, and never stop listening to the Greatest Radio Station in the World.
Oh yeah, we are bringing Green Eggs and Jam back! Jam out with your favorite college radio station tomorrow night (February 25th) at the Milk Parlor, starting at 7pm! It doesn't matter if you sing professionally or sing in the shower, play in an orchestra or play air guitar. Everyone is invited to come down to the Milk Parlor to jam out with WUVT this Mardi Gras!!
Listen up, friends of college radio! Virginia Tech's student-run radio station is looking for new members to keep the Greatest Radio Station in the World up and running! Come down to our Orgy in Johnston Student Center, Room 102 at 7pm on Wednesday, February 12th!
We have lots of different opportunities at WUVT to get involved, from being an on-air DJ, to joining our art (who design our really cool posters!), engineering, or News staff! There is something for everybody, so we hope to see you on the 12th!!