WVCP – FM 88.5

WVCP is Volunteer State Community College’s student FM radio station. We are located in Suite 169 of the Ramer Administration Building. The station broadcasts at 88.5 on your FM dial.

Howard Espravnik is the Station Manager. James Milliner is the Chief Operator. The station is staffed by VSCC students and community volunteers.

Students in the Radio & TV Broadcasting option of the Communication Major have the opportunity to learn all facets of radio broadcasting, including on-air station operations. Work at the college station places an emphasis on doing things in a professional manner, much like the way they would be done in a commercial radio station. This includes following the rules of the Federal Communications Commission, following station formats and policies as well as the associated paperwork.

After getting some communications experience at VSCC, many students enroll in Cooperative Work Experience in Communication (COM 285) to do an internship at an outside station or agency. VSCC has had successful interns at recording companies, Nashville television stations, Nashville and local radio stations, as well as at production houses, advertising agencies and television networks. Successful VSCC communication students now work at locations including WTVF News Channel 5 in Nashville and cable station News Channel 5 Plus, WHIN, WRVW, WRQQ, WWTN, WQZQ, WKDF, WGFX, and Knoxville’s Home and Garden Television.

VSCC Communication Department

WVCP Objectives

  1. To provide the community with news, sports, public service  announcements and entertainment programming.
  2. To give VSCC students professional radio training facilities with both digital and analog equipment.
  3. To serve as an information outlet for both academic and non-academic activities of the college