Update: We've Made Progress!
Thanks to the support of our wonderful listeners and alumni, WUVT now has a new mixing board in the FM studio and a new digital audio system. We wouldn't have been able to do it without the support of everyone who donated, and we are so, so thankful for the support we've received. You helped change WUVT in a major way, and this new equipment will help students discover the amazing exerpience that is college radio for a long time.
And we sound so much better! We've already received reports of our improved audio quality, on both the FM broadcast and the webstream on our website. Tune in now and see for yourself!
But there's stil work to be done. Help us continue to bring WUVT into the 21st century and get the same equipment for the AM studio as we did for FM studio!
WUVT Needs New Boards!
The Who (not THAT Who, but you get what we mean): WUVT-FM was first organized in 1948 and signed on the air as a non-commercial, educational, free-radiating station at 90.7 megahertz in 1969. We are operated by the Educational Media Company at Virginia Tech (501.c3) and our license is held by Virginia Tech. Although the station is entirely comprised of students, we strive to maintain a strong presence in the community by hosting a variety of shows that offer opportunities for local and visiting acts.
WUVT also acts as an educational tool to Virginia Tech students interested in pursuing a broadcasting career. As a licensed FM station, we provide hands on experience in all facets of radio production including IT and engineering. To keep up with industry standards, we are making the much-needed switch from analog to digital infrastructure. This will give our staff access to equipment, and keep their experience at WUVT relevant in the real world.
The What: WUVT has been rocking Wheatstone R5 consoles for the past twenty plus years, and we want to upgrade our studios with the latest-and-greatest system for digital audio routing.
WUVT is in need of funds to replace our broadcasting consoles. We are officially kicking off our WUVT Needs Boards fundraising campaign in Fall 2018 to make that happen. A donation to this project will not only improve our facilities, but you'll be investing in the future of broadcasting.
The How Much: We are hoping to raise $70,000 in under two years.
The How: You are able to donate directly to WUVT through our GoFundMe campaign, or through the university, if you’d like to get credit for giving to Virginia Tech (they will take a portion of the donation for administrative purposes). Either way, we’re thankful for your help and continued support of one of the coolest parts of Virginia Tech for the last 70 years.