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.
Later with the growth of the internet WUVA’s mission expanded to train students in digital media as well. Our platform for that purpose is WUVA News, wuvanews.com. In 2017 WUVA Inc. made the next generational step with its sale of the 92.7 FCC license to build WUVA News into a 21st century fully functional digital media company. Today, following its historical radio roots, WUVA Inc. seeks to train students in the most cutting edge media skills demanded by the job market.
WUVA Inc’s mission is to serve the needs of the University of Virginia community in Charlottesville, nationally, and worldwide. Specifically, WUVA’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
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/