Fredonia Radio Systems

Fredonia Radio Systems includes both WDVL-Cable and Internet 89.5 FM and WCVF 88.9 FM. The two stations provide SUNY Fredonia students and Northern Chautauqua County with radio programming designed to inform as well as entertain. It also provides valuable training for those interested in any aspect of broadcast communication.

WDVL, "The Inferno," began operations as WCVF-AM in the early 1940s and is the oldest radio station in the SUNY system. As a commercial station it programs contemporary rock as well as campus news and sports to an on-campus audience of students. WCVF, "The Voice," went on the air in 1978, broadcasting to Fredonia and surrounding communities. It is a non-commercial station licensed by the FCC to the SUNY Board of Trustees, and features a variety of public affairs, news (both local and National Public Radio), sports, and a progressive blend of alternative music styles from jazz, folk and blues, to reggae, techno, world beat and rock, with an emphasis on new music.

Fredonia Radio Systems offers all students, regardless of major, the opportunity to work in the following departments: management, business, promotion, sales, traffic, music, production, news, sports, community service, and engineering. The station is managed and staffed by volunteers. Its offices and studios are located in McEwen Hall.