WVYC has been the voice of York College since the 70’s with origins as a campus wide AM station and then on the FM Dial. WVYC can currently be found on the air as well as streaming online. The college radio station is supported with funding from the Communications and the Arts Department, as well as student support and sponsorships. Staff at WVYC-FM handle airshifts, as well as hosting many different events both on and off campus. The goal of WVYC-FM is to train staff in various aspects of radio broadcasting to give them a creative outlet and also have fun.
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WVYC-FM is a student-run radio station broadcasting at 88.1 and also on the web. The operations are overseen by the York College Communication and the Arts Department with a full-time faculty advisor guiding the students. WVYC-FM strives to give the student staff an opportunity to get hands-on experience on the air but also in behind the scenes operations of a radio station. The goal is to prepare the students by giving them critical skills in all aspects of professional radio.
WVYC has been a consistent winner of national awards during its nearly 40 years on the air. In 2013 WVYC-FM was recognized by Intercollegiate Broadcasting System for Best Use of Social Media, Best Production Director in the Nation (Scott Ciaccia) and also recieved a Platinum Microphone Award for broadcast excellence. WVYC was the 2013 winner of the College Music Journal's award for Best Use of Limited Resources and Music Director Luke Anderson was a featured panelist at the New York City Convention.
Jeffrey Schiffman, a 34-year radio professional, began overseeing the operations of the radio station in Fall 2013. Schiffman had previously worked as an adjunct professor at York College for eight years teaching radio production, mass communications and human communications. He continues to teach radio production and radio practicum in addition to his duties at the radio station. During Schiffman's career, he worked in all aspects of commercial radio including music, sports, news, programming and operations.
WVYC Music Director accepting 2013 CMJ Best Station using Limited Resources Award