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About WRVO Public Media

WRVO Public Media is a non-profit, non-commercial, multi-platform news and information service, licensed to the State University of New York. An NPR member station, WRVO serves residents of central and northern New York state from broadcast studios and administrative offices located on the campus of the State University of New York at Oswego, with a satellite studio located at the SUNY Oswego Syracuse campus.

WRVO's primary service includes three program streams:

WRVO-1, NPR News, includes programs produced and distributed by NPR, American Public Media, PRX and WRVO Public Media. WRVO-1 is heard on 13 radio frequencies across the region, including our flagship signal at 89.9-FM, as well as online, on smart speakers, and through our mobile app.

WRVO-2, PRX Remix, is an eclectic mix of features from public radio stations across the country. WRVO-2 is available for streaming on the web and with our mobile app.

WRVO-3, WRVO International, presents live news and information programming from the BBC World Service. WRVO-3 is available for streaming the web and on our mobile app.

WRVO's website is continually updated with the latest local, regional, national and international news. It also provides updates about the status of our transmitters and other station announcements.

Stay in touch: Our various newsletters provide listeners with relevant information, opportunities and behind-the-scenes access. Signing up for any of our email newsletters will ensure you receive WRVO's weekly news update and details about fundraising, major schedule changes and the like. You can send comments on any topic to feedback@wrvo.org.

WRVO's Governing Board: WRVO's broadcast license is held by The Board of Trustees of the State University of New York. The current Chairman of the Board is Dr. Merryl Tisch, and the current Vice Chairman of the Board is Cesar Perales. Information about the other members of the Board is available here. The Board and its Committees meet regularly, and members of the public are invited to attend. Currently, meetings are scheduled for:

  • Tuesday, December 14 and Wednesday, December 15, 2021
  • Tuesday, January 25 and Wednesday, January 26, 2022
  • Tuesday, March 8 and Wednesday, March 9, 2022
  • Tuesday, April 19 and Wednesday, April 20, 2022
  • Tuesday, June 7 and Wednesday, June 8, 2022

When available, audio and or video the SUNY Board of Trustees open meetings are available on WRVO's website.

WRVO's Staff: WRVO's professional staff includes both full-time employees and freelance journalists. The WRVO Station Manager is William Drake (wdrake@wrvo.org/315-312-1048), who is responsible for day-to-day management and programming decisions. Business Manager and Director of Membership Services is Pam Cantine (pam@wrvo.org/315-312-1051), and WRVO Chief Engineer Jeff Windsor (windsor@wrvo.org) is responsible for technical operations. Information on the entire WRVO staff is available here.

WRVO reports to the Office of the President of SUNY Oswego. Our administration official is Kristi Eck, Chief of Staff and Executive Director of Strategic Planning and Project Development (kristi.eck@oswego.edu/315-312-2212).

Employment Opportunities: WRVO posts information about available positions on our website. Information about internship opportunities for qualified is posted at the same location.

Diversity: WRVO Public Media is committed to developing a culture of diversity and inclusion in our work environment. As a public media organization, we believe a professional staff which more accurately reflects the demographic diversity of our community will more effectively serve the public, and will help advance our mission to educate, inform and entertain the citizens of central New York. When filling vacancies on our staff, WRVO will place a priority on developing a workforce which is representative of our service area. As a journalism organization, we believe a staff which more accurately represents our community strengthens and legitimizes our efforts with listeners of all backgrounds. WRVO is committed to attracting candidates which will help us reach that goal.

Public File: The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) requires broadcast stations to make certain documents available online to the public. Public File documents for the WRVO stations can be found here.

WRVO's most recent Local Content and Service Report is filed with the Corporation for Public Broadcasting each year, in compliance with the Communications Act and as part of our Community Service Grant application.

WRVO's most recent audited financial statements are posted below.