U92 The Moose, WWVU-FM is the independent student-run college radio station of West Virginia University. The station broadcasts on 91.7 on the FM dial and is the source of new music and broadcaster development at WVU.
For over 40 years, U92 has been a hands-on training ground for students interested in programming music, producing digital content in state-of-the-art studios, providing live Mountaineer sports coverage, and reporting on local and state news. The station is completely student-run with student directors and volunteer staff creating most of the content.
U92 exists in the most peculiar of Venn Diagrams: It brings together underground, alternative and traditional college radio musicians and enthusiasts as well as future broadcasters and journalists who hone their craft under the tutelage of professional staff and the ready assistance of thousands of successful alumni.
U92 officially began on August 30, 1982, when the first broadcast license was filed with the FCC.
What We Do
U92 broadcasts 24 hours a day, seven days a week. There is a wide variety of specialty programming which reflects the diverse community at WVU and the surrounding area. If you have a genre of music you love, chances are you can find it at U92. Listen online at https://u92themoose.com/listen or locally at 91.7 on your radio. Student DJs program their own shows and typically host a weekly radio show of their own.
The U92 music director receives new music on a weekly basis which is reviewed and added to the playlist. The music staff identifies underexposed music you won’t hear on traditional commercial radio stations. Some of these bands remain small, but some of them become household names: The Killers, The Avett Brothers, The War on Drugs, Radiohead, The Strokes, and Courtney Barnett are all vintage college radio bands from different eras. You don’t need to be an expert on any one genre or any one band to be a U92 DJ. In fact, what you really need, is an open mind. Have a music submission? Email us here.
We also bring specialized music shows like Beyond the Binary to the airwaves that celebrate LGBTQIA+ musicians. You can also hear shows like The Blind Alley, focused on the deeply American tradition of the blues, and The Classical Show for those who want a curated take on classical music. We also have shows featuring local artists like Morgantown Sound and The Mons Hills Record Hour, and occasionally we'll even have an artist drop by live. Check out our schedule here.
U92 Sports broadcasts live coverage of WVU women's and men's soccer, hockey, baseball, and women's basketball throughout the season, including some select road games. You'll also hear live updates, pre- and post-game shows, in-depth talk shows, podcasts about WVU athletics, and much more. Our sports staff has sent many aspiring sports broadcasters onto the professional ranks, including ESPN Radio, MTV, Disney Radio, scores of major local television and radio stations, and play-by-play positions in minor league baseball, college football and basketball, and much more.
Our news department provides hourly updates and hosts in-depth and hard-hitting programs. These students supplement the skills they learn in class with experience in the field reporting, interviewing and writing. Check out Feedback, their signature long-form news show, along with newscasts and other updates on and off the air.