V89 is a College Music Journal (CMJ) Core Reporting station, helping to determine the CMJ Radio 200 national radio charts. WVFS aims to play the best new music first, and often exposes worthy talent before it makes it to commercial airplay–you may hear an artist played on V89 only to see them make it big on commercial radio in the future.  In addition to the next big thing, V89 is the place to hear the latest and greatest in independent music 24/7 and your favorite college radio classics.  V89 has something for everyone!

Awards & Recognition

  • CMJ’s ‘Most Improved’ Radio Station (2014)
  • New York Festivals International Radio Programming Award
  • Best Comedy Finalist Certificate – The Miracle Nutrition Hour with Hearty White
  • New York Festivals International Radio Programming Award
  • News Magazine Bronze Medal – Vox Populi
  • Society of Professional Journalists Mark of Excellence Award
  • First Place Regional – Vox Populi Feature “Marijuana”
  • Third Place Regional – Vox Populi Feature “Family”
  • MTVU Top 25 College Radio Stations in the Country
  • New York Festivals International Radio Programming Awards
  • News Magazine Bronze Medal – Vox Populi
  • Music Programming Bronze Medal – Sonic Safari
  • Comedy Host Finalist Certificate – Hearty White
  • GAVIN Program Director of the Year Award
  • CMJ Music Director of the Year Award
  • BestColleges.com’s ’50 Best College Radio Stations’

News

01.09

2017

V89’s Spring 2017 Cattle Call at 6:00pm in 128 Diffenbaugh

Interested in an active role at your favorite college radio station? Then join WVFS Tallahassee on Wednesday, January 11th at 6:00pm in 128 Diffenbaugh for our Spring 2016 Cattle Call! Taking place at the beginning of every semester, it’s our informational meeting where you can learn about our station and how volunteers from the school and community […]

04.15

2016

Miss The Spring 2017 Cattle Call? Come To These Open-Access Department Meetings!

Thanks to everyone who came out to our Spring 2017 Cattle Call! For those who could not make it, we gave an overview of who we are, what we do, and brief summaries of all of our departments. To catch up, check out our Basics, Mission/Philosophy, and Departments pages. If you missed the Cattle Call […]

04.11

2016

Show Your Support! WVFS 2016 Pledge Drive

Donate Now!!! Check out our limited edition donor premiums! For only the seventh time in nearly 30 years of broadcast, we are hosting our Quadrennial Pledge Drive from 6:00am Friday, April 8 through 8:00am Friday, April 15. If you’d like to show your support, you can call during the drive (850-644-1837 or 850-644-3871) to share […]

01.08

2016

Miss The Cattle Call? Come To These Open-Access Department Meetings!

Thanks to all of you who came out to our Spring 2016 Cattle Call! For those who could not make it, we gave an overview of who we are, what we do, and brief summaries of all of our departments. To catch up, check out our Basics, Mission/Philosophy, and Departments pages. If you missed the […]

12.19

2015

V89’s Spring 2016 Cattle Call – January 6th @ 6PM in 201 Diffenbaugh

Interested in an active role at your favorite college radio station? Then join WVFS Tallahassee on Wednesday, January 6th at 6:00pm in 201 Diffenbaugh for our Spring 2016 Cattle Call! Taking place at the beginning of every semester, it’s our informational meeting where you can learn about our station and how volunteers from the school […]

12.12

2015

Tune In On New Year’s Day For Our Top Albums Of 2015 Countdown!

Every year, V89 is excited to count down our top 50 albums of the year, as voted on by our DJs, during a lengthy on-air countdown show. This year, we are excited to announce that the show will take place on New Year’s Day, from noon to 7 p.m! We will also be including the winners of superlative […]

11.09

2015

Peace Arrow + Bois To Perform Live On V89’s 12 O’Clock Takeover On Friday, 11/13

This Friday, tune in to V89’s 12 O’Clock Takeover program at noon to hear a live in-studio performance from Peace Arrow and Bois. Peace Arrow and Bois are the respective solo projects of Mitch Myers and Brian Bo, two formerly Gainesville-based musicians who now reside in New York. They’ll be in Tallahassee as part of […]

11.06

2015

Tune In At 5PM Today (11/6) For A Live In-Studio From Ed Schrader’s Music Beat

Today at 5 p.m., for our daily Album Side At 5, tune in to hear a live in-studio performance from Ed Schrader’s Music Beat. The duo will be stopping by in anticipation of their show at The Wolf’s Den tonight, with Nostradogmus, Dog Years, Blemish, and Orangesoda. Formed in Baltimore in 2010, Ed Schrader’s Music […]

10.26

2015

Listen To An Interview With Dan Goldin (Founder Of Exploding In Sound/Post-Trash) At 7PM On Thursday, October 29th

In anticipation of V89’s 28th birthday bash, which will feature two bands from the Exploding In Sound label (Ex-Breathers and Woozy), WVFS Tallahassee is excited to announce that we will be conducting an interview with EiS founder Dan Goldin a couple of hours before the show. At 7:00 p.m. on Thursday, October 29th, hear us chat […]

10.21

2015

Tune In To Hootenanny At 10PM On Monday, October 26th For A Live In-Studio Performance From Ex-Breathers

This upcoming Monday, October 26th, WVFS is excited to announce that we will be hosting a live in-studio performance from Tallahassee punk band Ex-Breathers. In anticipation of their performance at V89’s 28th Birthday Bash, which is also their record release show, the band will be performing songs from their new album Past Tense. This will […]

10.20

2015

Come To V89’s 28th Birthday Bash This Upcoming Thursday, October 29th at Club Downunder

For more details, head over to the show’s Facebook event.

10.12

2015

Catch WVFS At CMJ

The wait is finally over, and the time is here! This week, CMJ will be holding its 35th annual Music Marathon in New York City. Starting on Tuesday, hundreds of bands, industry folk, college radio representatives, and others will be descending upon New York for a five-day conference that includes music, panels, and other special events […]

10.01

2015

Listen To Legacies On October 4th For A Live In-Studio From Langtry

This upcoming Sunday, October 4th, V89 is excited to be hosting a live in-studio performance from local folk artist Langtry. Primarily the project of Patrick McKinney (Tocamos Mas, ex-Iron & Wine), Langtry has been performing impressionistic, technically complicated, often instrumental folk music in our town for over a decade now. He will be playing at WVFS in anticipation of […]

09.14

2015

WVFS Nominated For A CMJ College Radio Award!

WVFS is excited to announce that we have been nominated for a 2015 CMJ College Radio Award! This year, our Music Director, David, is up for “Music Director Of The Year,” following our win in the category of “Biggest Improvement” last year. For more information, see the full nominee list at CMJ. Voting will take […]

09.04

2015

V89 Is Excited To Announce Our 28th Birthday Bash w/ Crocodiles, Ex-Breathers, Woozy, and Dark Tunnels at Club Downunder

Update: Unfortunately, we are sad to announce that Gnarwhal has had to drop off this show. On the bright side, however, we are happy to announce that Dark Tunnels has been added! The time is here again! This Fall, WVFS Tallahassee will be turning 28, and to celebrate, we’ve teamed up with Union Productions to […]