WXVU is a student-run college radio station at Villanova University in Villanova, PA. WXVU went on the air in 1991 when the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) granted an educational license to Villanova University.
Previously, the station operated on carrier current, and could only be heard in selected buildings on campus. In 1992 the University constructed new studios in Dougherty Hall which allowed us to convert to FM stereo. Because bandwidth is limited in a crowded market like Philadelphia, we share our frequency with Cabrini College.
Both institutions benefit from an educational radio station. WXVU-FM broadcasts on Tuesdays, Thursdays, Saturday and Sundays until 12:00pm. Cabrini’s station, WYBF, broadcasts on 89.1 FM on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays after 12:00pm. During Cabrini’s FM time, WXVU continues to broadcast online.