WRDV-FM, located at 126 S. York Road, is a community based, non-commercial, nonprofit, public radio station, that has been in business for 42 years!
The original owner of WRDV (formerly known as WCSD), the Centennial School District, decided to cease operations and surrender the stations FCC license in January of 1979. The station had operated since September 1976 from the former William Tennent High School on Street Road and was staffed largely by students with some involvement by community members. A small group of former students, parents and other volunteers formed the Bux-Mont Educational Radio Association, and with the assistance of the School District, the FCC License for the station was transferred to them. The station began operations under our ownership on May 15, 1980.
WRDV wanted to find a location that was easily accessible and where they could have visibility in the Community and their current location at the intersection of York and Byberry Roads fit the bill nicely so they moved their studios and offices to Hatboro and began operations in the Borough on July 1, 2000.
There are about 50 volunteers at the station and they play a variety of music from the 1920’s through the 1970’s as well as broadcast announcements about events in the community including bulletin board announcements sent by other community groups. They don’t have a “walk in trade” but rather provide their services by radio on 89.3 FM as well as their internet radio stream.
WRDV also broadcasts live from events in the community and supports local events and activities such as the Warminster Memorial Day Parade, Hatboro Thanksgiving Day Parade, The Main Street Hatboro Train show plus Moonlight Memories Car Show.
One big future goal for WRDV is to be the premier community radio station for Hatboro, Warminster and surrounding communities!
If you would like more information on WRDV, you can visit their website at www.wrdv.org or simply tune in at 89.3 FM on your radio 24/7/365 rain or shine anywhere in the world on the web from the link on their website!!