WVFI is the University of Notre Dame's only student-run radio station. While WVFI is currently broadcast via the internet, it hasn't always been that way. Founded by parent company WSND, WVFI was originally called WSND-AM, as the partner station of WSND-FM. The two stations split, and WSND-AM became WVFI: The Voice of the Fighting Irish. In 2000, WVFI decided to broadcast exclusively online.
Most of the music played on WVFI is independent label "college rock" music, but we also feature programming slots of hip hop, punk rock, hardcore, classic rock, comedy/talk, and sports talk.
As of the 2005-06 school year, we had a staff of over 130 students broadcasting daily from 10AM to 1:30AM. Because all of our DJs and sports broadcasters are students, we are off air mid-May through early September. We receive an average of 50 CDs per week, most of which are released on independent labels. We chart weekly to CMJ, the College Media Journal.
WVFI is run by an Executive Board made entirely of students. For information on the current student leaders, see further down the page. Additionally, all of WVFI's funding comes from the Student Activities Office. Our faculty Media Advisor is Laurie McFadden, and our faculty Station Engineer is Ed Jaroszewski.
Additionally, WVFI sponsors on-campus concerts in conjunction with Legends of Notre Dame. Bands WVFI has brought to Notre Dame include The Unicorns, Clap Your Hands Say Yeah, Erin McKeown, Pedro the Lion, Hey Mercedes, and Will Oldham.
Famous WVFI staffers include former ND head football coach Charlie Weis ('78), who worked as a Sports Broadcaster, and nationally-acclaimed musician Ted Leo ('94), who was a DJ and a Music Director.
To contact the DJs currently on air, send an Instant Message to screen name WVFI Radio or call in at 574.631.6400.
To contact the WVFI office, you can call at 574.631.6888, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org, or send an Instant Message to screen name WVFI. The office is open Monday through Thursday from 12PM-5PM and Friday 11AM-4PM at 200 LaFortune.