Our programming features several live performance opportunities:

(1) Our Locals-Only show “Hootenanny“, (2) our weekly Specialty Shows, and (3) live In-Studio performances for out-of-town and touring bands.

Hootenanny “Locals Only” Show

Every Monday Night from 10PM  – 12AM on WVFS Tallahassee 89.7FM

Venue: WVFS Tallahassee 89.7FM
Florida State University
420 Diffenbaugh Building
Tallahassee, FL 32306-1550


Music DirectorStudio ManagerStation Director/GM
Rory DonohueArman RezaianMisha H. Laurents, Ph.D.
phone: 850-644-1879phone: 850-570-7060phone: 850-644-9692

Live Performance Requirements

To be able to perform live on Hootenanny, the Artist must have at least 30 minutes of ORIGINAL music. We generally discourage cover songs (few exceptions).  Because V89 broadcasts college/educational format programming with no commercials, we do not host or allow commercially-focused discussion, Top 40s-style music, or jam bands (sorry, no exceptions).

Per FCC regulation, any artist speaking on air may not perform any calls to action, nor may they say any details relating to the price of any event.  Artists may not say any FCC-banned words or use any obscene language; visit the FCC website for more information.

Studio Equipment

We provide an array of microphones, single mix headset monitors, and a full drum kit to aid in live shows. We have capacity to record with a Pro Tools high quality setup, and we have external processors and plugins to mix and master performances.

We do not provide amplifiers OR instruments.

Recording the Session

The WVFS Studio can record your show in varying complexity and price. It can be recorded several ways:

A copy of the session recorded from the soundboard and burned to a CD the same night;

A copy of the session recorded from the soundboard and mixed by the Studio Engineer and burned to CD after the show;

A multi-tracked copy of the session with all tracks and metadata burned to DVD;

A multi-tracked copy of the session mixed by the Studio Manager and burned to DVD.


Contact the Studio Manager before the show for information about the recording.

All-Purpose Live Recording Studio

WVFS houses a live studio that’s also a fully-equipped recording studio available for recording your single, demo, EP or album. If you are interested in booking a recording session for any type of release, the studio can accommodate your setup. For more info please contact the Studio Manager.

Schedule for the Hootenanny live show

Time (Monday of Show)ActivityWho
8:30 PMArrive at WVFSArtist, Studio Engineer
9:20 PMSound CheckArtist, Studio Engineer
10:00 PMShow BeginsArtist, Studio Engineer, Hootenanny Host
12:00 AMShow ConcludesArtist, Studio Engineer, Hootenanny Host

*Please note: There are brief talking portions/interview with the radio DJ, your host for the night. Details about the interview should be worked out the night of the show with the DJ.

The Hootenanny show airs 10PM-12AM and switches formats at midnight; use the two hours as appropriate for the evening and your live set (this does not include filling the empty time with excessive banter).


V89 is located on the northwest corner of Copeland and Jefferson Streets. Upon arrival for Hootenanny, the Artist can park in the temporary loading dock on W. Jefferson (south side of the building on Jefferson) at the ground floor of the Diffenbaugh Building. The Studio Manager can assist in parking, please contact them for assistance.  BE WARNED:  Surrounding parking lots (sorority lots, church parking, etc.) are off limits–these lots are private and monitored, and parking in them may result in citation or towing.