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For the West Virginia television station that carried this callsign, please see WWPX.

WYVN 92 7 The Van
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City of license Saugatuck, Michigan
Broadcast area [1]
Branding 92.7 The Van
Slogan Holland's Classic Hits
Frequency 92.7 MHz
First air date 1987
Format Classic Hits
ERP 3,300 watts
HAAT 114 meters
Class A
Facility ID 13676
Callsign meaning The Van
Former callsigns WEVS (4/30/87-3/29/01)
Affiliations Dial Global/Jones Radio Networks Classic Hits
Owner Midwest Communications
Website www.thevan.fm

WYVN (92.7 FM, "The Van") is a radio station broadcasting a classic hits format licensed to Saugatuck, Michigan, with studios in Holland, Michigan and is owned along with WHTC by Midwest Communications.

The station began operations on July 4, 1987 as WEVS. WEVS' music format consisted of a hybrid of rock and pop oldies dating back to the 1950s and current adult contemporary chart hits. During this time, the station was known as "The Lakeshore's Music Station," playing "Your Favorites of Five Decades."

In January 2001 Midwest Communications, Inc. began operating WEVS under a local marketing agreement. On April 9, 2001, after a weekend of stunting with a reading of last names from the Holland telephone directory beginning with "Van," WEVS relaunched as classic hits WYVN, "The Van." In October 2001, the station was purchased by Midwest Communications, bringing it into common ownership with Holland's longtime AM station, WHTC.

In early October 2007, Michiguide.com reported that WYVN had adjusted its playlist from classic hits to oldies/classic hits. The station moved back to a classic hits approach on December 30, 2008. It utilizes Dial Global/Jones Radio Network's Classic Hits format outside of the local morning show.

Lynn Grant, formerly of WMUS Muskegon, joined WYVN as morning show host on September 2, 2008. WHTC News Director Gary Stevens provides local news updates.

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Alegria Latina

In July 2009 the Hispanic program Alegria Latina, which had originated on sister station WHTC in 1964, moved to The Van where it now airs on Sundays from 7pm to 12 midnight. Lu Reyes, who originated the program on WHTC remains as host.

Hope College Football and Basketball

In August 2009 it was announced that 92 7 The Van would be the new home for Hope College Football and Basketball broadcasts with streaming available at www.thevan.fm. The games had previously been carried on WHTC since the 1950s.

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