The University of the Virgin Islands became more accessible to the community of VIRGIN ISLANDS REAL ESTATE last Thursday, with the launch of as its own radio station, WUVI 1090.
UVI President David Hall spoke about the origins of the station idea, saying that about a year ago he and Alex Randall, WSTA radio personality and longtime chair of the UVI Music, Communication, Art and Theater department, discussed the idea, but they realized it would be a long time off. They presented the idea to the communications lab, cautioning the students that they wouldn’t see the station before their four years were up, he said. Reynold Charles, the owner of WGOD, got involved and ultimately offered Hall the opportunity to share WGOD’s radio frequency with UVI.
Charles also spoke at the station launch Thursday. “I always think about what John Kennedy said: ‘Ask not what your country can do for you but what you can do for your country.'”
Randall said broadcasts of local UVI conferences and entertainment from the Reichhold Center for the Arts are on the agenda, with Internet streaming coming soon.