Our call letters say it all: "WE VoLunteer." With only three paid staff positions, WEVL reflects the collective effort of numerous volunteers, both on and off the air, for 38 years.
WEVL currently broadcasts daily starting at 6:00 AM. With nearly 60 different programs airing each week, FM 89.9 offers a wide variety of music and information presented by programmers who independently prepare their own shows and who know their areas of interest well. Blues, rock, Memphis music, world music, bluegrass and country are just some of the many musical genres we cover.
WEVL is licensed by the FCC to Southern Communication Volunteers, Inc., a non-profit, educational §501(c)(3) organization.
Not owned or operated by any government agency, university, school system, or commercial entity, WEVL's funding comes primarily from our listeners, who attend our concerts and benefits and become members with donations of $40 or more. The majority of our operating revenue is raised during our biannual pledge drives.
WEVL broadcasts to a radius of approximately 50 miles [view coverage map], covering the Greater Memphis area, and is heard in three states and wordwide via the Internet. Our achievements to date reflect 38 years of growth, countless volunteer hours of effort, and millions of dollars in listener donations. And we continue to work toward greater goals.
To entertain and inform its audience through diverse music programming with an emphasis on the culture of Memphis and the South.
Become a member of WEVL and support an alternative voice in Memphis area radio by making a tax deductible donation of $40 or more. In return, you will receive a WEVL bumper sticker and a year's subscription to the quarterly program guide.
Pledge securely online or mail your membership to:
WEVL FM 89.9
P.O. Box 40952
Memphis, TN 38174
or call the station office at (901) 528-0560 for more information.
Would you like to host a show?
Slots that need hosts are:
• Monday 2-4 pm
• Tuesday 8-9 & 10-11am
• Tue & Wed 4-6 pm
• Fri & Sun 2-4 pm
All music formats compatible with WEVL's programming and mission will be considered. Download a program application now, e-mail Brian Craig, or call 528-0560 for more information.
Want To Volunteer Off Air?
Dedicated off-air volunteers do everything from answering the phone during pledge drive, IT support, soliciting donations, working at events like Blues on the Bluff®, clerical work, designing and maintaining this Web site, and much more. You are needed! Download an application now, e-mail Judy Dorsey, or call 528-0560 for more info.