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WUVA, Inc. was created in 1947 to educate University of Virginia students in the art of commercial radio broadcasting.  From 1947 to 1978, WUVA Radio operated as a commercial carrier-current (or closed circuit) station at UVA.  In 1978, WUVA obtained an FCC license to operate WUVA(FM) on 92.7mHz, and WUVA’s mission necessarily expanded to serve Charlottesville, WUVA’s FCC-designated city of license.
Today, commercial radio as an industry encompasses a wide variety  digital media, so WUVA’s mission has expanded to train students in digital media as well.  Our platform for that purpose isWUVA News, which publishes via WUVA Online (http://www.wuvaonline.com/ ).  WUVAOnline’s mission is to serve the needs of the University of Virginia community in Charlottesville, nationally, and worldwide.  Specifically, WUVA Online’s audience includes:
  • University of Virginia students
  • University of Virginia faculty, staff, and administration
  • UVA alumni locally, nationally, and world-wide
  • Our audience generally in Charlottesville and surrounding counties
WUVA also works closely with the Media Studies Department in the University of Virginia’s College of Arts & Sciences, and is a co-founder of the Center for Media and Citizenship at the University of Virginia (http://www.mediaandcitizenship.org/ ).