The Community Empowerment Project (CEP) is the parent organization providing the social service guidance and network for WOVE 104.1 FM.
CEP is a 501(c)3 not-for-profit organization serving residents of Rutherford County and surrounding areas.
CEP is located in the historic Grahamtown Community and has made a commitment to the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) that WOVE 104.1 FM will provide vital information and quality entertainment to local residents. Contact information for CEP is as follows:
Community Empowerment Project
Community Development Corporation
421 HARDIN ROAD
FOREST CITY, NC
In the year 2014, the FCC awarded a low-power community radio station construction permit to the Community Empowerment Project Community Development Corporation (CEP). A group of citizens volunteered to help establish a local radio station and received a lot of support to make the vision become reality. It was clear to everyone from the beginning that a community radio station would fill a media void in our community. One of the first steps taken by the group was to establish an identity by hosting a radio station naming contest. Officially, by August 25 of the same year, the group decided that WOVE - "We are One VoicE"- would be the official name.
Since WOVE is a community radio station, then, the operating cost is generated through donor support, general donations, and patronage of the facilities and services offered by the Community Empowerment Project.