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City Charlottesville, Virginia[1]
Broadcast area City of Charlottesville
Albemarle County, Virginia
Augusta County, Virginia[2]
Frequency 89.3 FM
Branding "Radio IQ"
Format Public Radio[3]
Subchannels HD2: Classical/Jazz (WWVT-FM)
HD3: Modern Rock (WNRN)
Affiliations American Public Media
BBC World Service
National Public Radio (NPR)
Public Radio Exchange (PRX)
Owner Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (Virginia Tech)[2]
(Virginia Tech Foundation)
Sister stations WVTF-FM, WVTU
First air date January 8, 1991[4]
Technical information
Facility ID 63547
Class B1
Power 195 watts
Height above average terrain 517 meters[1]
Transmitter coordinates 38°3′58.40″N 78°47′53.00″W / 38.066222°N 78.79806°W / 38.066222; -78.79806[1]
Webcast WVTU Webstream
Website WVTU Online

WVTU is a Public Radio-formatted broadcast radio station.[3] The station is licensed to Charlottesville, Virginia, serving communities in Albemarle and Augusta counties.[1] WVTU is owned by Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (Virginia Tech) and operated under their Virginia Tech Foundation licensee.[1]


In 2009, the station opened a satellite radio studio, on Water Street, in the basement of developer Bill Atwood's Waterhouse project.[5]


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 Web. WVTW Facility Record, Federal Communications Commission, audio division, retrieved August 6, 2023.
  2. 2.0 2.1 Web. FCCdata.org - powered by REC - WVTU-FM, REC Networks, retrieved August 6, 2023.
  3. 3.0 3.1 Web. Arbitron Station Information Profiles, Nielsen Audio/Nielsen Holdings, retrieved August, 2023.
  4. Book. PDF. Broadcasting Yearbook 2010, ProQuest, LLC/Reed Publishing (Nederland), B.V., retrieved August 6, 2023.
  5. Web. 214 South Street West, Charlottesville - Google Street VIew, Google Street View/Google, retrieved August 7, 2023.

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