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 College at Oswego. WRVO employs about 10 professional staff in management, business, news, corporate underwriting sales, operations, and engineering. A satellite studio is located in downtown Syracuse.
WRVO's primary service includes three program streams:
WRVO-1, NPR News, is the main broadcast service, featuring programs produced by NPR, American Public Media, PRX and WRVO Public Media, among others. WRVO-1 is heard on 13 radio frequencies across the region, including the flagship signal at 89.5-FM, as well as online, on smart spearkers, and on our mobile app.
WRVO-2, PRX Remix, is an eclectic mix of short features from public radio stations across the country. WRVO-2 is available on the web and with our mobile app.
WRVO-3, WRVO International, presents live news and information programming from the BBC. WRVO-3 is available online and on our mobile app.
Broadcast station network:
WRVO-FM 89.9 Oswego (site: SUNY College at Oswego) 50,000 watts
WRVD-FM 90.3 Syracuse (site: SUNY Upstate Medical University) 285 watts
WRVH-FM 89.3 Clayton (site: Clayton, NY) 7,900 watts
WRVJ-FM 91.7 Watertown (site: WPBS-TV tower, Copenhagen) 1,600 watts
WRVN-FM 91.9 Utica (site: SUNY Poly) 1,900 watts
WMVQ-FM 90.5 Fenner (site: Fenner Town Highway Shelter) 49 watts
WRCU-FM 90.1 Hamilton (signal shared with Colgate University, licensee) 1,900 watts
WSUC-FM 90.5 Cortland (signal shared with SUNY Cortland, licensee) 1,400 watts
Full-time low-power WRVO-FM repeaters are located in Geneva at 90.7FM, Ithaca at 92.5 FM and 104.5 FM, Norwich at 89.9 FM and Rome at 92.3 FM.
Ways to enjoy WRVO online:
All three WRVO program streams are available online, and on your iPhone, iPad and Android mobile devices. Free WRVO apps are available for download from the Apple Store and Google Play.
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.
Internships: Qualified students enrolled at the State University of New York at Oswego (or surrounding colleges) are welcome to apply for internships at WRVO.
About our website:
At WRVO Public Media we're more than radio. We're a hub of regional news and programming content that suits the interests of our many listeners. Our reporters cover the news in portions of 20 counties of central and northern New York. Only stories with the highest level of journalistic integrity are featured on our site for the purpose of educating our listeners. Simplicity, depth and ease-of-access are the framework of our daily news updates and web design. With a completely responsive design, easily viewed on a mobile device or computer, WRVO.org gives the visitor all of the day's news -- from human interest stories to state politics -- without sacrificing quality or journalistic form.
SUNY Board of Trustees Public Hearings: The Board of Trustees of the State University of New York and its Committees regularly meet. Members of the public are invited to attend. More information is available here.
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.
CPB Station Activity Survey: WRVO's most recent Local Content and Services 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.
Most recent audited financial statements are posted below.