Meet Adam Rabin, host of Vermont Favorites on 99.3 WBTV-LP. With experience in the broadcast field, Adam talks about what makes WBTV-LP the right station for him and his show. Vermont Favorites is a talk show where Adam interviews local artists for an hour.
Q: What do you like about WBTV-LP?
A: What I really like about 99.3 WBTV-LP is that it is a community station, anyone can come in and be a part of something that we can all share. I find the radio station very welcoming, the staff and volunteers here. It’s something to be a part of, not just for my show but also for the other people that help out behind the scenes. It’s a great way to meet more artists, DJs, musicians, music fans, and talk fans in and around Burlington, Vermont.
Q: Is there anything you are learning at WBTV-LP?
A: This is my first experience working at a radio station. I’ve worked behind the scenes at TV stations in the past, but this is the first time I’ve been the talent. It’s been very educational for me to be the one being recorded.
Q: What sets WBTV-LP apart from other stations?
A: What sets 99.3 FM apart in Burlington is that it is non-commercial. It is completely open to the community, we do not rely on advertisers. Anyone can come in with their voice and share what they have to say, their own perspectives whether it’s a musical perspective or a discussion. Anyone can come in with their own point of view and they will be given free rein, within the FCC rules of course, to disseminate their point of view and to begin a discussion, whether it’s one way or two way, with the community at large.
Q: What do you do with your show?
A: What I can do with Vermont Favorites, is that since it’s an hour long discussion with one guest, or maybe two sometimes, is just how deeply we can get into talking about the artistic and creative process. To not be restricted to just have these short little soundbites or two sentence answers, but it’s a whole conversation with ebbs and flows. It’s very difficult to get that in articles or in magazine style shows where you have only a few column inches or just five minutes to talk about the entire work with the person behind these works.
Listen to Vermont Favorites every Friday from 1:00-2:00 P.M. and Sundays 11:00 A.M.-12:00 P.M. on 99.3FM WBTV-LP, or online at 993wbtv.org.