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

06.01

2015

Dikembe To Perform Live In-Studio At 5PM on June 6th, Prior To Our Summer Showcase With Them

Rejoice! V89 is proud to announce that on Saturday, June 6th, we will be hosting a live in-studio from Gainesville’s Dikembe, prior to our FREE show with them that night at Pug’s Live. Fresh off of the release of their new EP The Ledge, they will be playing songs and answering questions for us live on-air to […]

05.14

2015

V89 Is Excited To Announce Our June 5th Summer Showcase w/ Hold That Hand, Pat Puckett, Ossifer, and DJ Kim

Come celebrate summer! And music! And your favorite radio station! V89 is excited to announce that in addition to our June 6th Summer Showcase, featuring Dikembe, Buffalo Buffalo, Echo Base, and Naps; we’re having another one! On June 5th, WVFS Tallahassee and Cow Haus Presents are proud to announce that Hold That Hand, Pat Puckett, […]

05.11

2015

Tune In At 5PM On Friday, May 15th For An Interview With Doug Martsch (Built To Spill)

V89 is excited to announce that on Friday, May 15th at 5 p.m., we will be conducting an interview with legendary indie rock musician Doug Martsch, from Built To Spill. Fresh off the release of Built To Spill’s latest album, Untethered Moon, he’ll be speaking with us over the phone in anticipation of Built To Spill’s […]

05.08

2015

V89 Is Excited To Announce Our June 6th Summer Showcase w/ Dikembe, Buffalo Buffalo, Echo Base and Naps

Come celebrate summer! And music! And your favorite radio station! On Saturday, June 6th, 2015, WVFS Tallahassee and Cow Haus Presents are proud to present a V89 Summer Showcase. Taking place at Pug’s Live (926 W. Tharpe Street), the show will feature performances by Dikembe, Buffalo Buffalo, Echo Base, and Naps. Doors are at 8:30 p.m., […]

04.29

2015

Ava Luna To Perform Live On WVFS At 5PM On Thursday, May 7th

On Thursday, May 7th, tune in to V89 at 5 for a live in-studio performance from Ava Luna. On tour in support of their new album Infinite House, the Brooklyn art-rockers will be stopping in anticipation of their show at All Saints Cafe with Naps, Cleats and Swell. For more details, check out the show’s Facebook event, and stay […]

04.23

2015

Tune In To Sunday Evening Jazz On 4/26 For A Live In-Studio From Rob Mazurek’s São Paulo Underground and Black Cube SP

On Sunday, April 26th, tune in to V89’s Sunday Evening Jazz program for a special in-studio performance from Rob Mazurek’s São Paulo Underground and Black Cube SP. Coming off the release of his album Return The Tides: Ascension Suite And Holy Ghost on Cuneiform Records, Mr. Mazurek will be bringing his band Black Cube SP […]

04.17

2015

WVFS To Interview Waxahatchee Today (April 17th) At 5PM

V89 is very excited to announce that on Friday, April 17th at 5:00 p.m., we will be interviewing Waxahatchee prior to their show at Club Downunder. Primarily the project of Katie Crutchfield, Waxahatchee started as a solo project following the breakup of Crutchfield’s band P.S. Eliot. Since then, the project has skyrocketed, with Crutchfield’s music receiving acclaim […]

04.12

2015

Listen To Luluc Play Live From Our DJ Booth At 3:30 Today

At around 3:30 p.m. on April 12th, V89 is excited to be hosting a short in-booth acoustic performance from the Australian folk duo Luluc. In town for Word Of South Festival, the band will be stopping by to play songs from their latest record, Passerby, which was released on Sub Pop last year to wide critical acclaim. […]

04.10

2015

V89’s Summer 2015 Cattle Call

It’s here again! If you’re interested in doing more than just listening to WVFS Tallahassee, please join us on Wednesday, April 15th at 6pm in room 201 Diffenbaugh for the Summer 2015 Cattle Call. We’ll be hiring in all departments: News, Sports, Announcing, Production, Public Relations, Development and Continuity. To find out everything you need to […]

04.07

2015

Vox Populi: Impressions To Air At 9PM On April 8th

Every month, the V89 news team puts together an hour-long episode of audio joy around a theme. This month: Impressions. Tune in on April 8th at 9pm for stories, reports, and so much more from the award-winning WVFS Tallahasssee news team. Only on the Voice of Florida State, V89.

03.31

2015

Check out our Revenge Of The Mekons Interview + Ticket Giveaway on April 1st

It’s no joke: on April 1st, V89 will be interviewing Joe Angio, the director of Revenge Of The Mekons, in anticipation of the film’s screening April 9th at the Challenger Learning Center IMAX theater. The interview will take place at 5PM, and will also be accompanied by a giveaway for two pairs of tickets to the screening, which […]

03.30

2015

Tune In At 5PM On March 30th For An Interview With Natalie Prass

Last Thursday, we were lucky enough to have the chance to interview Natalie Prass on-site at her show supporting Son Lux at Club Downunder. Based in Virginia, Natalie Prass is an alt-country musician on the Spacebomb Records label, which is run by Matthew E. White. Her debut album has been a recent favorite at V89 and elsewhere, so tune […]

03.27

2015

Listen To An Interview With Clark [Warp Records], 5PM On March 27th

At 5 p.m. on March 27th, tune in to V89 for an interview with Chris Clark, a.k.a. Clark. Clark is an English producer for Warp Records, who has recorded seven albums for the label in addition to countless EPs, remixes and other miscellaneous work. His latest album, Clark, was one of the most acclaimed records […]

03.12

2015

V89 Is Excited To Announce Menace Beach: V89 Takeover Edition on April 3rd w/ Special V89 Alumni DJs

WVFS Tallahassee is excited to announce that on Friday, April 3rd, we will be taking over The Sidebar’s infamous Menace Beach dance party for a special V89 edition, featuring V89 alumni DJs Ellen Degenerate, Chip Chunk, DJ A to the L and Weirdbeard. Doors will be at 9, so come on out to 809 Railroad Avenue for a […]

02.25

2015

[Canceled] Tune In On March 4th At 5PM For Live In-Studios From Jitters And Nude Tayne

UPDATE: Due to unforeseen complications, the Jitters and Nude Tayne in-studios have had to be canceled. This upcoming Wednesday, March 4th, tune in to V89 at 5 p.m. to hear live in-studio performances from the Tampa bands Jitters and Nude Tayne. The two groups will be playing a show that night at All Saints Cafe, alongside […]