WVTF Public Radio's RADIO IQ expands to serve Richmond, Va.

ROANOKE, Va., Sept. 17, 2010 – Virginia residents in the Richmond area can now hear more NPR and BBC public radio programming on 92.5 FM.

WVTF’s RADIO IQ schedule of all news, talk, and discussion programming can now be heard 24 hours a day on 92.5 FM. This programming repeats the RADIO IQ broadcasts from Charlottesville. The RADIO IQ weekday schedule features popular NPR news and talk programs:

The complete RADIO IQ schedule for the Richmond area is available online.

Learn more about RADIO IQ and WVTF online.

“RADIO IQ is being offered to citizens in the Richmond area to better serve residents with a deeper layer of public radio programming,” said Glenn Gleixner, general manager of WVTF and RADIO IQ. “Much of the RADIO IQ schedule is unique to the market, and over the past few years we’ve had many in the Richmond community ask us to bring RADIO IQ to the capital city. We are excited and pleased to join the public radio community in this vibrant region of the state.”

WVTF Public Radio and RADIO IQ are public radio broadcast services of Virginia Tech, serving nearly 150,000 listeners in central and southwest Virginia, southern West Virginia, and northern North Carolina. WVTF provides listeners with classical, jazz, and NPR programs. Its companion station, RADIO IQ, broadcasts BBC and NPR news, talk, and discussion programs.

Services of Virginia Tech, WVTF Public Radio and RADIO IQ are listener-supported National Public Radio member stations. They broadcast locally and nationally produced classical and jazz music programs; NPR and BBC news shows, and locally produced journalism, conversation, information, and other cultural and entertainment programs. The stations cover central southwest, and southern Virginia, plus parts of North Carolina and West Virginia. Primary frequencies include, 89.1 FM  for WVTF Public Radio in Roanoke and Blacksburg, 89.7 FM for RADIO IQ in Roanoke and 1260 AM for RADIO IQ in Blacksburg, 89.7 FM and 89.3 FM  for WVTF in Charlottesville, 88.5 FM  for RADIO IQ in Charlottesville, 92.5 FM for RADIO IQ in Richmond, and 88.3 FM for RADIO IQ in Spotsylvania/Fredericksburg. 

For a complete listing of signals from Staunton to Greensboro and Richmond to Bristol, visit WVTF online.

Written by Glenn Gleixner, general manager of WVTF.