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Come to our all-station meeting!

We want YOU — yes, YOU — to come to our all-station meeting this February 8!

When: February 8 @ 6pm

Where: the mighty New Media Factory! aka 208 Flynn Ave, Burlington VT. Check it:

Will there be snacks: YES.

We need you to come on down to your very own low-power community radio station and help us vote on leadership, fill committees, meet radio programmers and find out more about how you can take the wheel of this mighty and beautiful little station we like to call the 99.3 FM WBTV-LP.


New media education workshop!

We’re excited to announce that noted Vermont oral historian Kate Blofson will be offering a workshop on interviewing!

Thursday, July 27, 7-8:30pm:

An Oral History Approach to Interviewing

“Interested in enhancing your interviewing skills?  As a relationship-based method, oral history can add depth and complexity to your interviews.  After a brief introduction to oral history, we’ll discuss life history and open-ended interviewing, and practice some hard and soft interviewing skills.  Participants are welcome to share/workshop a project they are working on.”

Meet your instructor:

Kate is a beekeeper at French Hill Apiaries during the season, and works on oral history projects during the winter. After conducting a place-based oral history project for her thesis about the Winooski intervale, Kate worked with the Vermont Historical Society, collecting interviews for the Vermont 70s Project

.  She believes in the power and possibility of storytelling.

Check out one of her stories, below.

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Next steps:

  1. Register online for the workshop
  2. Determine which story you’re planning on telling first!
  3. Spread the word!

WBTV Unplugged: Melissa Pasanen

In the latest in our series of interviews with local mediamakers, we talk with local radio cooking guru Melissa Pasanen, about what she’s listening for in a good food program, how local radio really does impact real world eating, and what a truly great cupcake sounds like on-air.