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WFAE Radio records

Identifier: UA0082


This collection consists of the records of WFAE radio and its predecessor WVFN radio from 1970-1992.


  • 1970 - 1992



Collection is open for research.


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Historical Note

WFAE first signed on the air on April 18, 1977. It was the student radio service for UNC Charlotte, and its reach was limited to campus and the nearby surrounding neighborhoods. The station originally boradcast on 90.9 MHz. WFAE's predecessor was WVFN ("Voice of the Forty Niners"), which broadcast out of the Cone University Center to the surrounding campus residence halls.

In Septmeber 1978, WFAE secured FCC approval to move to 90.7 MHz at 100,000 watts. The change necessitated an upgraded facility, which finished construction in June 1981. On June 29, 1981 it became North Carolia's third NPR member station.

In 1986, the station moved off of the campus of UNC Charlotte to its current location in the One University Place buildling. The following year the station began 24 hour broadcasting.

In 1993, UNC Charlotte ended its support for the station, and handed over control to a nonprofit community board, the University Radio Foundation. The foundation still owns the station.


2.5 Linear Feet (2 document cases)



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Repository Details

Part of the University Archives, J. Murrey Atkins Library Special Collections and University Archives, UNC Charlotte [All collections not yet online. For assistance, contact Special Collections: spec-coll@uncc.edu; 704-687-1170] Repository

Atkins Library, UNC Charlotte
9201 University City Blvd
Charlotte NC 28223 United States