Frequently Asked Questions
Q: What qualifications do I need to have to have a radio show?
A: All full-time SVA students are qualified! No DJ experience required!
Q: How long can my show be?
A: All shows are one hour long. Additional time must be approved by the station manager.
Q: Can I bring a non-SVA student?
A: A permission slip is available at the station's front table regarding non-SVA students. This form must be filled out and handed to security in the photo building lobby 24 hours prior to the guest's visit.
Q: Where is the Radio Station Located?
A: The Station is located on the 7th floor of the SVA Photo Building in room 706-A. The Photo Building is located at 214 East 21st St.
Q: Are we allowed to curse?
A: WSVA is a free-speech/open radio station, but we ask that you keep it classy.
Q: Am I limited to one genre for my radio show?
A: You can play any song you want.
Q: Do I just have to play music, can I also do a talk show?
A: Yes! We encourage all forms of radio content.
Q: What do I do if I can't make my show for that week?
A: If you are going to miss your show, make sure to email WSVA@sva.edu before your show begins. Failure to do so 3 times will result in you losing your radio show.
Q: Does my show carry over to the next semester?
A: No, unless specified. If you'd like to keep your time slot for the next semester, make sure to email us at WSVA@sva.com . You will get first dibs.
Q: Is WSVA Live only online? Do we have a radio station frequency?
A: For the 2017-2018 year, we do not have a radio frequency. We are only online for now.
Q: Can I have a listener call in on the studio phone and talk on the radio live?
A: Yes! Have the listener call 212.592.2345
Q: What equipment do you use?
A: We have a Mac computer connected to a Numark Mixdeck Quad 4-Channel Universal DJ System with 2 XLR Microphones. We also have a Vinyl, cassette, and CD player. You can connect your laptop or Ipod to the mixing board via a headphone jack provided in the booth.
Q: Can I work at the station?
A: Currently all positions for the 2017-2018 staff are filled. At the end of the semester, opportunities for working will be posted on the home page.
Q: Can I bring in musicians to perform live in the studio?
A: Yes! This is encouraged. If the performer is from outside SVA, they must have a guest form filled out and submitted to the Photo Building Security in the lobby 24 hours prior to their visit.
Q: Can a faculty member or continuing ed student have a radio show?
A: No, only full-time SVA students are able to have a radio show, sorry!
Have a question we haven't answered? Ask us at WSVA@sva.edu