Sept. 24, 2002 National Public Radio is now available in the islands. The Caribbean Community Broadcasting Company is pleased to announce the arrival of WVGN on 107.3 FM.
The station began broadcasting Sept. 20, and reaches all of the U.S. and British Virgin Islands, as well as part of Puerto Rico. National Public Radio programming is being broadcast on WVGN 24 hours a day.
Some of NPR's most popular programming includes Morning Edition, World Radio Network, All Things Considered and The Tavis Smiley Show.
Award-winning journalists, commentators, producers and analysts prepare the news program Morning Edition, which will air on WVGN from 5 to 9 a.m. weekdays and from 8 a.m. to noon on weekends.
World Radio Network presents world events from nations in Africa, the Caribbean, Europe, the Middle East, Asia, and other regions of the world.
For two hours each weekday, host Robert Siegel presents a mix of news, interviews, commentaries and special features on All Things Considered. Heard by more than 12 million listeners each week, the program also reviews happenings in the arts, books, films and theater.
On The Tavis Smiley Show you'll find a bold new voice with a fresh perspective. The high energy show features provocative discussions and commentary, and will air on WVGN on weekdays from 9 to 10 a.m. and on weekends from 3 to 5 p.m.
Lorraine Baa-Elisha, a local business and civic leader with over 10 years in radio broadcasting experience, is WVGN's general manager. She is excited about building a broad membership for the station here in the Virgin Islands.
Local offices will be open soon, but until then listeners can contact the station via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Caribbean Community Broadcasting Company is a local nonprofit corporation established one year ago by Keith Bass, an entrepreneur from the United States.
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