KWVA is UO’s campus radio station. It provides music, news, and entertainment broadcasting 24 hours a day. Students gain experience in the management and operation of a radio station.
UO students started KWVA in May 1993. We just celebrated the 15th anniversary as one of the few truly student-operated radio stations in the country.
KWVA is both a voice for students and a place for them to gain broadcast, production and operation experience in a state-of-the-art broadcast facility.
UO student incidental fees fund the major portion of KWVA’s budget. The station also relies on contributions from the community to help keep our music programs, sporting events, public affairs shows and news broadcasts on the air live 24/7, 365 days a year.
Volunteer student and community on-air personalities program their own shows, which include music, sports, news and talk programming over FM radio and streamed on the Internet.
As KWVA continues to grow, so does our potential to serve the students of the University of Oregon and the members of the community in which we live.
The mission of KWVA is to provide a forum for cultural and educational exchange for the students of the University of Oregon and the community we live in. The responsibility and privilege of the broadcast medium as another form of student communication provides access and opportunity that is a resource which meets a variety of existing needs, the foremost of which are to provide:
- Musical, informational and cultural programming from the student perspective for the student population and community at large.
- Practical experience for students in news, sports, weather and entertainment broadcasting.
- A voice for the student body in community affairs.
- An interactive, open forum for student expression.
- Emphasis on student and campus affiliated groups and their activities.
- Training in the management and operation of a radio station.
- Responsible, conscientious programming that sets a progressive example for the University as well as the Eugene-Springfield community.