WVAS to Celebrate Public Radio Music Day on November 10
Stations across the country showcase how local public radio music stations keep listeners, musicians and communities connected –even through difficult times.
WVAS-FM 90.7 recently announced that the station will participate in the second annual Public Radio Music Day on November 10, 2021. WVAS joins fellow noncommercial music stations, performers, and fans across the country to recognize public radio’s essential community service and unique role in the music world locally and nationally.
“We take great Hornet Pride in our very own WVAS-FM, the ‘Voice of Alabama State University,” said Dr. Quinton T. Ross, Jr., ASU President. “For more than 35 years, WVAS has delivered the best in jazz, blues, news, and gospel to our community and to a global audience as well. The station has won numerous awards for its news and public affairs programming, and community events hosted by WVAS, such as “Jazz on the Grass.” have become a mainstay of this community. We have also been able to rely on WVAS to convey updates, combat misinformation, and keep the music playing around the clock throughout this pandemic. That’s why every radio on the campus of Alabama State University and throughout our community should be set on 90.7 FM on this special day.”
Millions of listeners tune in weekly to hundreds of local public radio music stations like WVAS across America to discover, learn, and enjoy a mix of music selections, artists, and genres that are, in many cases, available only on public radio. Announced this past September, this year’s Public Radio Music Day pays special tribute to the contributions made by public radio music stations to their communities during the COVID-19 pandemic.
“We will be airing testimonials from members of our ASU family, representatives of non-profit organizations, local musicians, and listeners of the station as well,” states Candy Capel, WVAS Station Manager. “Our beloved community will even be treated to a few ‘live’ musical performances throughout the day.”
About WVAS: WVAS 90.7 FM is a member-supported public radio station licensed to, and located on the campus of Alabama State University in historic Montgomery, Alabama. It is managed by a full-time professional staff and operated by professional part-time support personnel. Broadcasting at 80,000 watts 24 hours a day, WVAS is the only full-time jazz station in the southern half of Alabama, and its signal reaches 17 counties in the south central portion of the state. The station’s programming is also heard globally via the worldwide web courtesy of the station's Internet stream at www.wvasfm.org.