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’




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 […]



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.




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 […]



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 […]



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 […]



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 […]



WVFS To Interview David Liebe Hart At 5PM On Friday, 9/11

Gather ’round: on Friday, September 11th, WVFS Tallahassee shall conduct an interview with the esteemed David Liebe Hart (Tim And Eric Awesome Show, Great Job!). Hart will be performing a show of music, comedy, and puppets at Pug’s Live on September 13th, starting at 8:00 p.m. A multi-talented artist, he has developed a cult following […]



Tune In At Noon On 9/9 For A Live In-Studio From Afro-Cuban Drumming Group Eru Chambo

WVFS Tallahassee is excited to announce that on Wednesday, September 9th, 2015, we will be hosting a live in-studio from Afro-Cuban drumming group Eru Chambo, as part of the 12 O’Clock Takeover that day. The group will be performing in anticipation of their free concert at Mission San Luis on Thursday, September 10th. Along with […]



Tune In To Better Off Dead At Midnight On 9/2 (Night Of 9/1) For A Live In-Studio From Night Witch

Tune in to Better Off Dead, V89’s punk program, at midnight on Wednesday, September 2nd, 2015 to hear a live in-studio from Tallahassee hardcore band Night Witch. The group will be performing tracks from their self-titled full-length album, which was released this summer and has been garnering accolades from websites such as PunkNews.org, among others. It has […]



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

Thank you so much to those of you who made it out to the V89 Fall Cattle Call! It meant a lot to us to see so many new, bright, and shining faces. For those who missed it, we gave overviews of who we are, what we do, what V89 is, and our departments: News, […]



Listen To Live In-Studios From Amanda X And The Spirit Of The Beehive At 12PM Today, 8/17

WVFS Tallahassee is excited to announce that today, August 17th, 2015, we will be hosting two live bands in our studio for special performances on our 12 O’Clock Takeover program: Amanda X and The Spirit Of The Beehive. Both have been recent favorites in our rotation at V89, and will be stopping by on their […]



V89 Is Excited To Announce Our Fall 2015 Cattle Call, August 26th At 6PM In 128 Diffenbaugh!

WVFS Tallahassee is excited to announce the date and location for our Fall 2015 Cattle Call, which will be on Wednesday, August 26th at 6 p.m. in 128 Diffenbaugh! Taking place at the beginning of each semester, V89 Cattle Calls are informational meetings where we offer information about our station, its departments, and how volunteers from the school and community can […]



Tune In To Hootenanny On 8/10 For A Special Edition Featuring Live In-Studios From Ben Varian, Miracle Roy, Jake Tobin, and Disguiseworks

V89 is excited to announce that on Monday, August 10th, three of Tallahassee’s finest musical entities — Ben Varian, Miracle Roy, and Jake Tobin — will be teaming up to perform a mega-set on V89’s Hootenanny program. Starting at 10 p.m., tune in to hear songs from all three artists, in anticipation of a tour they […]



Nude Tayne To Perform Live On V89’s Sunday Evening Jazz Program on 7/26

WVFS Tallahassee is excited to announce that on Sunday, July 26th at 6:00 p.m., we will be hosting the Tampa-based band Nude Tayne for a live in-studio during our Sunday Evening Jazz program. Featuring members of the bands Jitters and Primate Research, among others, Nude Tayne is an experimental group that recently put out its latest […]



Listen To A Live In-Studio From Lukas Borsten At 5PM On Wednesday, July 22nd

This upcoming Wednesday, July 22nd, tune in to V89 for a special live Album Side At 5 from Portland folk musician Lukas Borsten. Also the leader of the group Ghost Towns, Lukas will be coming to Tallahassee to perform a solo set at the Midtown Speakeasy that night, and will be sharing some of his […]