WDVR fm Penn-Jersey Educational Radio
WDVR FM hit the air waves on February 19, 1990 as a newly established, Non-Commercial Station. It is licensed to Penn-Jersey Educational Radio, a New Jersey, 501 (c) (3), Non-Profit Corporation. Its mission is to provide high quality, Non-Commercial Educational Radio service to the Delaware and Lehigh Valley area of Western New Jersey and Eastern Pennsylvania. WDVR provides a uniquely diversified format of music and talk, utilizing a staff of over 50 unpaid volunteers, each with his or her own specialized expertise in music and/or talk–“50 colorful gems creating a beautiful audio mosaic”. WDVR is a full-service FM station operating 24 hours a day at 89.7 Mhz from Delaware Township, NJ and at 90.5 WPNJ in Easton, PA.
It also utilizes a translator on 96.9 Mhz in Trenton, NJ, serving the Lawrenceville, Princeton, Trenton area and points south. On the internet WDVR can be heard streaming live on www.wdvrfm.org . WDVR is a listener supported community oriented station, offering radio programming which is always suitable for the entire family.
WDVR’s format offers a uniquely wide range of music for almost every taste; including Traditional Country, Bluegrass, 50’s & 60’s Oldies, Classic Rock, Folk, Big Band, Celtic and Latin. News and weather are aired every hour on the hour. Informational programs, cover educational, medical, scientific and local issues on a weekly basis.
WDVR is the only station in the entire North East which airs a two-hour, live Traditional Country Music show twice a month before a live audience. On the second and fourth Saturday from 6 to 8PM–Heartlands Hayride (ala: Grand Ole Opry) showcases local and regional Professional and Amateur Country & Bluegrass singers and groups; giving them, rare and valuable broadcast and world-wide internet exposure.
In the often-voiced, unsolicited opinion of our dedicated listeners, “WDVR is a rare, breath of fresh air, in the cookie-cutter sameness of today’s radio landscape”.