WVBI's operator (The Preservation Association of Beaver Island or PABI) has filed an application with the FCC for improved facilities for the station. If the application is granted, WVBI will increase power from 43 watts to 3,000 watts and will provide "listen inside" coverage to just about every location on the island. It will also move down the FM dial from 100.1 to 91.9. A copy of the application and information about the improvement in coverage that will happen if the application is granted are available online.
We're working hard to keep you up to date with information on our island's response to the virus threat as well as regional, state, national and global news. Listen for local, regional and state news in our Community Calendar report after global news at 9, noon, 3 and 6. Get global news on the hour from 5 to 9 in the morning, at noon, from 3 to 7 and at midnight and 3 in the morning. Miss something? Click on Podcasts in the menu to find our Community Calendar Reports, Beaver Island Perspectives interviews, Island Reflections and more. Click the button below for COVID-19 news and links., including official updates for the island.
WVBI is an independent, nonprofit, community-run radio station 100% staffed by volunteers. Our programming brings you entertainment with news, current events and information features that keep you up to date. Our own Cottage Mix—a blend of music designed to appeal to everyone at your up-north home—includes pop, oldies, country, Celtic, folk, jazz and island artists. News updates cover events near and far while our current events reports keep you up to speed on island events. Thrown into the mix are feature news programs, essays from island writers, tech tips and more.
Weekdays at 8:30 a.m., 12:30 p.m. & 4:30 p.m.
Wednesday after the news at 7 am, 3 & 6 pm, Midnight, 3 & 4 a.m.
WVBI sounds best when it is local. Is there something you'd like to hear on your community radio station? Let us know about it. Or help make it. We can show you how to produce your own show live or recorded in our studios or even recorded in your home, whether your home is here or far away. That’s right. You don’t even have to be on the island to add your voice to the mix. No matter where you are it’s easy and fun to bring your ideas to life right here on WVBI.
We’re counting on it. As a non-profit, community radio station we depend on local supporters like you to keep the Voice of Beaver Island on the air. Please join your fellow islanders from near and far who are investing to assure the future of the best radio station on the planet.
Listen for our on-air Community Calendar reports weekdays after our global news at 9, noon, 3 and 6. Miss it on air? Listen to the podcast. Find it under the podcasts at the top of the page. We make it easy to add your event to our Community Calendar. Just press the handy orange "Post Your Event" in the uper right corner of the calendar below and, after a quick check, your event will be posted on calendar.wvbi.net, automagically added to calendars on many other Beaver Island related sites, covered in our on-air Community Calendar, added to the Up North Digital Network displays on the island and the mainland and, where appropriate, included in our press releases about island events made to mainland print and broadcast media.