January WBTV-LP Radio Workshops & Meet Ups

January WBTV-LP Radio Workshops & Meet Ups

January WBTV-LP Workshops Flyer 2016January WBTV-LP Radio Workshops & Meet Ups

  • All Station Meet Up \ Thursday, January 7, 6 p.m.-7:30 p.m.
  • WBTV-LP’s The Art of Interviewing \ Wednesday, January 13, 6 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
  • WBTV-LP’s Audio recording, editing, and arranging with Audacity \ Thursday, January 14, 5:30-7:30 pm
  • WBTV-LP’s Burlington Radio Mingles \ Mondays, January, 11 & 25 at 5:30 p.m.-6:30 p.m.(free, drop-in, and open to the public)

All Station Meet Up \ Thursday, January 7, 6-7:30 p.m.

You are invited to our very first all station meet up to start the new year! This is for our new supporting members, interested community members, and our radio building leaders to gather, share food (it is a potluck! please bring a dish!), and to hear report backs from each of our working committees: Outreach, Fundraising, Governance, Tech, and Programming.

Find out where we are at in our timeline, connect with other radio lovers, and how you can help us get on the air by our deadline of May 2016! The meet up will happen in the new Media Factory in the VCAM & RETN space at 208 Flynn Ave, which is where the new radio studio will be too! Directions are here!

Questions? Email Llu@vermontcam.org.

WBTV-LP’S The Art of Interviewing \ Wednesday, January 13, 6 p.m.

Whether you’re making a talk show or documentary for radio, TV, or film, doing a life history, or writing a feature article, conducting an interview that yields great content from your interview subject can be challenging. Making your subjects both comfortable and engaged, especially when there are microphones, cameras, and even lights pointed at them, is difficult under even the best circumstances. What are some techniques that are tried and true for getting the most out of your interview? The workshop will be 90 minutes and will include both discussion and demonstrations, as well as hands-on interviewing with recording equipment.

This workshop will teach you:

  • Interview methods that have worked and some best practices for interviewers
  • Technical aspects, such as recording equipment, audio levels and mic placement
  • How to “listen like an editor”

Facilities, Materials, Payment and Registration:

  • Workshop will be held in the new Media Factory space in VCAM.
  • Materials and recording equipment will be provided; feel free to bring your laptop to transfer audio.
  • No VCAM membership required.
  • Registration required and a suggested donation of $25 (sliding scale) asked per participant to help fund 99.3FM, WBTV-LP, Burlington, the new local community radio project housed at VCAM: Please register here on the VCAM website.

Instructors: Bill Simmon, Fran Stoddard and Kate Blofson

Size: 6 + students l Duration: 1.5 hours


WBTV-LP’S Audio recording, editing, and arranging with Audacity \ Thursday, January 14, 5:30-7:30 pm

Come learn how to prepare audio for radio broadcast using Audacity, a popular, versatile, and free audio-editing software available for download on the Internet.  We’ll learn how to record audio playing through your computer’s speakers, then arrange and edit it to create your own unique soundscapes.  We’ll also learn how to edit curse words out of music, making ANY song FCC-friendly.

Facilities, Materials, and Registration:

  • Open to the public, no VCAM membership needed.
  • We will teach on computers provided at the Media Factory.
  • Registration required: sliding scale of $25 requested. Space is LIMITED so sign up ASAP. Register here on the VCAM website!

Size: 1 – 5 students l Duration: 2 hours

Instructor: Nate Walker (of WRUV-FM, Burlington’s Soundsmith Radio)


WBTV-LP’s Radio Mingles \ Mondays, January 11 & 25 at 5:30 p.m.

Come meet other people interested in making radio and audio in the greater Burlington area. Brainstorm and share ideas for pieces, get feedback or advice on pieces you’re working on, swap education resources, or just talk about your favorite podcasts.

Facilities, Materials, and Registration:


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