PLEASE READ THIS FIRST (yes, really).
Our WBTV-LP Programming Vision
WBTV-LP aims to air programs that contain a diversity of people, styles, and opinions, examine local issues, and/or educate listeners. We embrace new radio makers’ value and growth, and seek out the voices that make radio entertaining, engaging and interesting. You can be yourself and part of something great at WBTV-LP.
Becoming a WBTV-LP Programmer:
The WBTV-LP Programming Committee objectively chooses programming applications/show content based on:
Applicants should note:
How the WBTV-LP Application Works:
Accepted Show Proposals will embrace the four core values supported by WBTV-LP (listed below). Programs may touch on all four values or have strong characteristics of certain values. We utilize a simple scoring system to be sure programming supports our vision and mission as a station. Again, we emphasis that prior to applying volunteer time contributing to the greater good of the station also helps to your chances of getting a show and desired time slot.
WBTV-LP’s Core Values: Consider how your show will align. How does your show align?
Community Engagement: The station will foster engagement in the community to engender more active participation in the public discourse, with an emphasis on the local community.
This core value encourages our shows to be about local, relevant topics, made by local people, or engage directly with the locals through interviews, call ins, etc. Examples of shows could be:
Diversity of Voices: The station will encourage the participation of a diverse spectrum of the community, embracing a broad palette of ideas and perspectives without discrimination.
This core value encourages diverse people, styles, and opinions in our radio for the community. Our programming should reflect the people that live here and listeners should gain much from our creative efforts. Examples of shows could be:
Teaching & Learning: The station will be a place where learning happens, open to educators and learners of all ages, types, and skill levels.
This core value encourages shows to teach the listener something new. We hope our audience can gain some new insights and a better understanding of their community. Examples of shows could be:
Free Speech: The station will be a platform for the free exchange of ideas and public dialog, without censoring unpopular or controversial perspectives.
This core value is axiomatic in community media and at WBTV-LP, though programming must comply with all FCC and station policies concerning commercial content, obscenity, hate speech, etc.
Growing Your Radio Skills at WBTV-LP
All programmers are encouraged to take advantage of the many learning opportunities at the station. Our listeners benefit from all the time we as programmers devote to production value. This effort is recognized when the Programming Committee chooses content for the schedule.
In short, we want you to create a thoughtful show idea before you start your application. And above all else, be yourself and keep making great radio!
After reading all that, still have questions? Email Bill.