Mission Statement

Ocracoke Community Radio / WOVV’s mission is to provide the village of Ocracoke, and its visitors, with a community-enhancing medium of education, information, and discourse through access to the public airwaves for locally-focused, regional, and national programming produced by, and responsive to the needs of, our unique island community.

Board Members

Thomas J. Hutcherson, Chairman
PO Box 247, Ocracoke, NC 27960

Tom Cain, Treasurer, Director 
PO Box 581, Ocracoke, N 27960

Robin Macek, Secretary, Director
PO Box 234, Ocracoke, N 27960

Sara Teaster, Director
PO Box , Ocracoke, NC 27960

Timothy W. Fields, Director
PO Box 501 , Ocracoke, NC 27960

John Simpson, Director
PO Box  32, Ocracoke, NC 27960

Tom Cain, Director
PO Box 581, Ocracoke, NC 27960

Les Wooten, Director
PO Box , Ocracoke, NC 27960

Matt Tolson, Director
PO Box , Ocracoke, NC 27960

Jenny Scarborough, Director
PO Box , Ocracoke, NC 27960

TBD, Director
PO Box , Ocracoke, NC 27960

TBD, Director
PO Box , Ocracoke, NC 27960

Full-time Radio Staff

Stephanie Ihle, Bookkeeper

Chad Macek, Station/Program Manager

Peter Vankevich, Programming, Public Relations, & Local Interests

Nathan Modlin, Chief Operating Officer

History of WOVV

The formation of WOVV dates back to 2007 when a group of local residents came together with the idea of organizing a local radio station. It took two years to complete the application process, but in 2009 we aired for the first time online at wovv.org and, a year later, added local transmission at a frequency of 90.1fm. We initially set up shop in a small downtown studio overlooking beautiful Silver Lake, but in 2016 moved to a larger space located on the Back Road across from the Coffee Shop.

WOVV broadcasts a broad range of music and local news through the efforts of dedicated volunteers supported by two paid staff members. Over the years, we have enlarged our scope of programming to include a diverse group of local programmers playing an eclectic mix of music genres, the live broadcasting of Ocracoke School sporting events, connecting with our civic and business communities through public service announcements and underwriting, and broadcasting emergency services during hurricanes or other emergency events.

WOVV also sponsors two island events each year. The 10k/5k Footrace and Half Marathon in April of each year has become one of the premier events on the island, drawing people from all over the southeast to participate. The Ladies Arm Wrestling Tournament in June is our annual anniversary event and hosts approximately 25 outrageously costumed wrestlers each year to the cheers of a large audience. WOVV strives to contribute to the community of Ocracoke by literally being the voice of the village. We are WOVV, Ocracoke’s Community Radio.


We have three levels of yearly membership, Student, Individual, and Family.
Membership is a large part of our yearly budget and a great way to be a part of WOVV’s family of sustainable support.