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Local programming thriving at community radio WOVV

WOVV new location on Back Rd. Photo by P. Vankevich

WOVV new location on Back Rd. Photo by P. Vankevich

By Peter Vankevich

Ocracoke’s nonprofit community radio station WOVV 90.1 FM not only has new headquarters but also several new shows.

WOVV former studio was flood-prone. Clayton Gaskill keeps an eye on things. Photo by P. Vankevich

WOVV former studio was flood-prone. Clayton Gaskill keeps an eye on things. Photo by P. Vankevich

The studio and office this year moved into the renovated second floor of the old fire house on Back Road between the library and Flying Melon restaurant.

Visitors can get a tour of the facility. In addition to music and news shows, since 2012 the radio station broadcasts emergency announcements, the school’s Dolphin basketball games and other island events. 

Musicians and other visitors to the island as well as other visitors from near and far also drop into the station for on-air interviews. Many of the performers for this year’s Ocrafolk Festival made it to the studio for interviews and live performances. 

All boadcasting  can be heard online at 90.1 FM on the island and online at WOVV.org.

The station also conducts two big fundraisers each year. The 5K/10K/half-marathon race the last weekend in April, and the Women’s Arm Wrestling Tournament.

With the addition of the half-marathon this year, the event raised more than $40,000 that was divided among the station, the Ocracoke School Boosters, Ocracoke Community Park and Ocracoke Child Care.

This year’s arm wrestling was moved to the Community Center and cleared about $3000 for the station with about 20 adult women of all sizes competing for bragging rights. This year, islander  Kimberly Hansen was the winner.

The station hosts a show called Songs to Share. One can bring in a playlist and get a chance to be on-air and play the songs with its host Peter Vankevich.

For more info, visit the WOVV website and Facebook page or call 252 928-2539.

WOVV Program Schedule for the summer of 2016

EVERY DAY:

3-6 am Classical music

6-8 am Morning Jazz

8-9 am Ocracoke Island music

SUNDAY

9-10 am Worship Service from The Assembly of God Church

4-5 pm The Killer B with Tommy B

6-7 pm Down Creek Blues with Tom Cain

Rockin' Radio host Tommy Hutcherson. Photo by P. Vankevich

Rockin’ Radio host Tommy Hutcherson. Photo by P. Vankevich

MONDAY

6-8 pm The Rockin’ Radio Show with Tommy Hutcherson

8-10 pm Theme Tunes with Peter Vankevich

TUESDAY

9-11 am Streaming with Brooke with Brooke German

8-10 pm Eclectic Blanket with Showell Blades

WEDNESDAY

9-11 am Classic Funk Island Vibe with Jubal Creech

4-4:30 pm Island Girl Talk with Emilia and Maren

Richard Bryant, host of The Week That Is

Richard Bryant, host of The Week That Is

8-10 pm Sound Crossings with LeAnne Astin

 

Sound Crossings host LeAnne Astin. Photo by P. Vankevich

Sound Crossings host LeAnne Astin. Photo by P. Vankevich

THURSDAY

9-11 Like No One is Watching with Jenny Scarborough and friends

7-8 pm The Week That Is with Richard Bryant

8-10 pm A life in Rock with Dennis James

FRIDAY

9-11 am Girl Power Hour with Naomi Benn and Ellen Zanetos

Ellen Zanetos and Naomi Benn hosts of Girl Power Hour, Friday mornings. Photo by P. Vankevich

Ellen Zanetos and Naomi Benn hosts of Girl Power Hour, Friday mornings. Photo by P. Vankevich

11:30 am What’s Happening on Ocracoke with Pete Vankevich

5-6 pm Classic Artists Today

6-8 pm Theme Tunes with Peter Vankevich

8-9 pm The Killer B with Tommy B

9-11 pm The Rockin’ Radio Show with Tommy Hutcherson

SATURDAY

8-10 am Island Morning Mix with John Alexanderson

10-noon (island time) Island Vibe with Jubal Creech

6-8 pm Carolina John’s Spotlite Radio

Tom Cain, host of Down Creek Blues

Tom Cain, host of Down Creek Blues

9-10 pm Down Creek Blues with Tom Cain

10-11 pm Classic Artists Today

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Editor’s note: Peter Vankevich is program director for WOVV.

Former broadcaster and now performer Mike Norris recently visited the studio. Photo by P. Vankevich

Former broadcaster and now performer Mike Norris recently visited the studio. Photo by P. Vankevich

Lipbone Redding performs at WOVV. Photo by P. Vankevich

Lipbone Redding performs at WOVV. Photo by P. Vankevich

Sue Dayton, Dennis James and Leslie Levine James. Photo by P. Vankevich

Sue Dayton, Dennis James and Leslie Levine James. Photo by P. Vankevich