Since the early 1970s, WVTF has been a successful and growing public radio service which has expanded to serve a broader listening area with four different program streams including the RADIO IQ news/talk stream. WVTF and RADIO IQ are heard on 30 (22 analog and 8 digital) broadcast signals and 3 web streams.
The main broadcast center is located in Roanoke where a 12,000 square foot facility houses 11 studios, a large newsroom, state of the art operations, and staff offices. WVTF/RADIO IQ also has satellite studios/offices in Charlottesville’s downtown mall as well as news bureaus in Blacksburg and Richmond.
WVTF is our legacy public radio service offering a blend of NPR and regional/state news, classical music and Jazz as well as entertainment programs. The WVTF network of broadcast signals includes 14 transmitters and translators serving central and western Virginia. Check out the WVTF coverage map at the bottom of this page.
The newer service, RADIO IQ, features a 24/7 news and talk format including content from the BBC, NPR, American Public Media, Public Radio International, independent sources and our own reporters and producers. The RADIO IQ networks consist of 9 radio signals serving central, southern, and southwestern Virginia plus the Richmond metro and Fredericksburg/Spotsylvania County. View a coverage map of RADIO IQ signals at the bottom of this page.
WVTF/RADIO IQ is also home to Virginia Public Radio which is a cooperative producing and distributing news and public affairs content to public radio member stations in Virginia and the District of Columbia.
Each week, nearly 160,000 listeners in Virginia and surrounding states tune to WVTF and RADIO IQ for engaging news and entertainment programming. Hundreds more listen online and through mobile devices.
WVTF/RADIO IQ is also home to the Radio Reading Service for area residents with a print disability. Learn more about our RRS and the public service it provides in our listening area.
WVTF and RADIO IQ employ more than 30 full time, part-time and contract employees located throughout Virginia.
WVTF and RADIO IQ are a public service of Virginia Tech.