WGVV 92.5 FM, is a non-commercial radio broadcast station serving the northwest Illinois, Southeastern Iowa, Quad Cities Metropolitan Area. WGVV began broadcasts in October 2004.
WGVV is of significant value to the community and earns its support by providing culturally diverse programming, not offered by other local radio stations.
WGVV's resolve is to raise the community's cultural awareness, and to inform and address health and social issues which affect African Americans, other ethnicities, and the community-at-large.
WGVV aspires to assure that staff and its community advisory board are reflective of the diverse community it serves. Moreover, the Corporation for Public Broadcasting's (CPB) Diversity Eligibility Criteria require public media organizations to adopt formal goals for diversity and report annually on steps taken toward those goals. These actions are required for all stations receiving Community Service Grant (CSG) funds, including WGVV.
- To listeners: WGVV provides culturally diverse programming that is not available from any other local source. WGVV serves the needs and interests of the traditionally unserved segments of our community.
- To the community: WGVV is a line of communication between the public at large and social service and healthcare organizations, schools, merchants, churches, and others, who have services and information of benefit to community.
- WGVV strives to maintain a high degree of social consciousness, to help address social issues, which affect our community.
- To underwriters, donors, and volunteers: With the support of or contributors, WGVV will continue to provide quality programming, which reflects the cultural diversity of our community.
In accordance with these requirements, WGVV has established the following goals:
- Recruit and retain a diverse workforce and community advisory board membership, which reflects the diversity of our community.
- Provide equal opportunity in employment.
- Educate management and staff annually in best practices for maintaining an inclusive and diverse environment.
- Assist in developing a more diverse future workforce by recruiting diverse candidates for WGVV internships and training programs.
- Review these goals and issue a status report annually. In addition, WGVV will undertake one of the following initiatives on an annual basis:
- Include individuals representing diverse groups in employment, internship programs designed to provide meaningful professional level experience in order to reflect the diversity of the communities they serve and further public broadcasting's commitment to education;
- Include diverse candidates in any slate of candidates for service on the community advisory board.
Station Activity Survey (SAS)
Public broadcasting stations are required to file an annual station activities report with the Corporation for Public Broadcasting. The Station Activity Survey (SAS) collects information from stations about their operations, so that the Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB) can:
- advocate the interests of public broadcasting to Congress, the Federal Communications Commission and the American public;
- help stations and other public broadcasting organizations with planning and evaluation;
- study and anticipate industry-wide trends;
- and monitor the results of stations' equal employment opportunity practices.
- SAS data also helps CPB calculate its grantees' Community Service Grants for the next fiscal year.
WGVV's most recent Station Activity Survey, can be found
As a provision of the Communications Act of 1934 (Communications Act) and Certification Requirements of the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, CPB Community Service Grant recipients must post on the station's website the most recent audited or unaudited financial statement, and an AFR or a FSR .
WGVV's most recent financial reports can be found by following the links below:
Statement of Income
Financial Summary Report (FSR)