A new studio and more power...

UPDATE: Our new antenna is being built for delivery in May! Our power increase (to 3,000 watts from 53) will provide full "listen inside" coverage to the entire island. We'll move from 100.1 to 91.9 on the FM dial. Our new studios will include room for multiple guests and small ensembles and include a view of the BIC Center Theater to facilitate live programming from its stage. We'll keep you up to date on these exciting developments and look forward to bringing you and even stronger Voice of Beaver Island.

Coming up on WVBI

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.

New shows on WVBI...

We are always excited to add new programs to our lineup. Our latest addition is Heading for the Couch with Tom Herbert. Tune in Fridays to hear Tom's take on the latest shows you can stream at home and enjoy after Heading for the Couch. We've also added Stardate, a look at the dark skies above our Island from the McDonald Observatory in Texas. It joins the Storyteller's Night Sky with Mary Stewart Adams in informing enjoyment of the Island's Dark Sky Sanctuary. Is there another show you'd like to hear? 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. No matter where you are it’s easy and fun to bring your ideas to life right here on WVBI.

You can help

We’re counting on it. WVBI is an independent, nonprofit, community-run radio station 100% staffed by volunteers. 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.

Our Launch Partners

Circle M




SecureNet Systems



Ron Wojan Construction -- Quality built homes on Beaver Island since 1979

America World Adoption 



Gillespie Enterprises





Tune Genie



About Beaver Island

WVBI - BIC Center Community Calendar

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.