WLVR-FM
Broadcast areaLehigh Valley
Frequency91.3 MHz
BrandingWLVR-FM
Programming
Language(s)English
FormatNews/Talk
AffiliationsNational Public Radio
Ownership
OwnerLehigh University
History
First air date
1948
Former call signs
WLRN
Former frequencies
640 KHz
Call sign meaning
W Lehigh Valley Radio
Technical information
Facility ID36984
ClassC
ERP40 watts horizontal polarization
200 watts vertical
HAAT170 meters (558 ft)
Transmitter coordinates
40°36′4.00″N 75°21′34.00″W / 40.6011111°N 75.3594444°W / 40.6011111; -75.3594444
Links
WebcastListen Live
WebsiteOfficial Site

WLVR-FM (91.3 MHz) is a non-commercial FM radio station in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, and is owned by Lehigh University, and co-operated, with the university, by Lehigh Valley Public Telecommunications Corporation, also known as Lehigh Valley Public Media, licensee and operator of PBS affiliate WLVT-TV[1]. WLVR-FM is supported in part by listener donations. With a focus on local news coverage, WLVR features Lehigh Valley Public Media’s Reporter Corps®, a team of multimedia journalists who cover the Lehigh Valley with in-depth local reporting. Overseeing the station is Christine Dempsey, Senior VP of Radio. Christine has over 30 years of experience in radio and is a current member of the Public Radio Program Directors Association’s board of directors.

WLVR-FM has an effective radiated power of 40 watts horizontal polarization and 200 watts vertical polarization. The transmitter is on the campus of Lehigh University, off Research Drive.[2] Its studios are co-located with WLVT-TV on the SteelStacks Campus in south Bethlehem. WLVR-FM broadcasts using HD Radio technology.

Programming

WLVR-FM’s weekday program schedule includes some of the country’s most listened-to news programs from National Public Radio (NPR): Morning Edition and All Things Considered. In addition, Marketplace (from American Public Media), 1A, The World and BBC World Service are also part of the line-up. Weekends feature shows such as Wait, Wait, Don't Tell Me, The Moth Radio Hour, Ask Me Another and You Bet Your Garden.

A digital subchannel, WLVR-HD-2, carries Lehigh University’s college radio station, programmed by students under the management of current WLVR-FM Chief Operator and Station Manager, Al Fritzinger Jr. Shows feature active rock, alternative rock, hip hop, jazz, world music and other genres.

Both WLVR 91.3 and Lehigh University 91.3 WLVR-HD-2 can be streamed online at WLVR.org

Awards

WLVR-HD2 (Lehigh University) has won the Lehigh Valley Music Award for best College/Community Radio Station three consecutive years running. Popular DJ A.J. Fritz has also won the Lehigh Valley Music Award for Best College/Community Radio Personality six consecutive years running.

In 1972, the station's Program Director, Jim Cameron, received a Major Armstrong Award from Columbia University for his documentary "Old Friends". The award is named after the inventor of FM radio.

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