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Save the date! May 27

99.3 WBTV-LP listening session May 27

We want to hear from you as we build this radio station. What makes local radio so special? What can it add to a community’s dialog? And how do YOU want to get involved?

May 27 at 5:30pm, join us at the VCAM studios on Flynn Ave in Burlington and make your voice heard. Make plans to get involved!

99.3FM, WBTV-LP Internship Summer 2015

99.3FM, WBTV-LP Internship Summer 2015

By the summer of 2016, 99.3FM, WBTV-LP, will be a low-power FM community radio station on the air in Burlington, created by a consortium of community leaders and nonprofit media centers (RETN, Channel 17/Town Meeting Television, and VCAM).

During 2015, the station is in a critical station-building mode, where we are fundraising, gathering community input, building the studio, and mapping out the policy and programming guidelines. This is a rare and unique opportunity to learn how a radio station is built and help make it happen.

This summer, the 99.3FM, WBTV-LP Internship will involve:

  • Community Outreach – co-facilitate and plan community listening sessions, tabling at local events, and interface online with locals who are interested in the station.
  • Fundraising – work side by side with a development professional and volunteers to establish a database, launch a crowdsourcing fundraising campaign, plan for major gift asks, solicit underwriting, plan events, and research and write grants.
  • Community Organizing and Planning – attend planning meetings with the Radio Advisory Council, work side by side with community media leaders to set goals, map out work plans, and a timeline for station building.

Internship timeframe: Late May – Mid August, 2015

Internship prerequisites

  • Interest in community media, media, community organizing, radio, or all of the above.
  • Pursuit of a college major applicable to the skill set and work experience mapped out in this internship (for academic credit purposes).
  • Proficiency in Microsoft office, google office, strong writing, attention to details, and ability to work with a team.

Other Details

  • This internship will be supported and supervised by VCAM, a nonprofit community media center. VCAM is an equal opportunity employer. People with disabilities, people of color, women, non-U.S. citizenship, and/or LGBTQ folks are encouraged to apply.
  • This internship is unpaid, but additional perks include: free access and training on a range of state of the art media equipment, free parking, and a hip and collaborative workspace.
  • 10-15 hours a week (depending on academic credit requirements and/or schedule).
  • Student must take lead on lining up specific academic credit with their University or College, with supervisor’s support. Additional learning objectives and other details can be provided as needed.
  • WBTV Internship supervisor will be Llu Mulvaney-Stanak, Development and Outreach Manager at VCAM & chair of the WBTV-LP Core Planning Group.
  • Information on the radio station can be found at 993WBTV.org
  • Deadline for application is Friday, May 8 at 5pm. Interviews for the position will be held for qualified candidates the following week. Internship start date is flexible later in May or by June 1 lasting until late August (flexible).

Application Requirements

To be considered for the 99.3FM, WBTV-LP internship, submit the following via email with the subject line: “Internship Application.”

  1. A brief letter or email message identifying your skills and/or traits you would bring to the experience.
  2. A one-page resume, including a summary of your work history, education, volunteering, and other significant experience.
  3. A short writing sample of your work, such as a blog post, article, short essay (a few pages), or other example of your writing skills.
  4. Contact information for three references, including email address, phone number, and organization affiliation. These should include at least two references from school or work.

Send application materials to vcam@vermontcam.org by Friday, May 15, 2015 at 5pm. For more information about the internship, call VCAM at 802-651-9692 and speak with Llu Mulvaney-Stanak.

Gearing up to listen

When you hear “local community radio”, what do you think of?

WBTV-LP 99.3FM Burlington VT

Members of the WBTV Outreach Committee work on prepping The Listening Tree. What’s The Listening Tree, you ask? ONE WAY TO FIND OUT… 

We’ve got a few ideas, and the foremost of those is that YOU KNOW BEST. So come together with fellow community members this coming Monday, April 20th at 7pm at the WBTV studios (handily located inside VCAM at the west end of Flynn Ave.

We’ll bring the snacks, you bring your voice and some good ideas for Burlington’s very own Listening Tree, deep in the heart of WBTV-LP, 99.3FM, Burlington Vermont’s newest local community radio station.

C’mon. It’ll be fun.

99.3FM WBTV-LP Community Listening Session – Monday, April 20th 7pm

173490357-black-and-white-headphones-gettyimagesThe folks working hard on the planning for the station are launching a series of Community Listening & Info Sessions this spring. This is a chance for us to explain to you what this low-power community radio station is about, the timeline, and for YOU to learn how to get involved, how to support, and how to help us shape the vision of the station & structure.

Our first 99.3FM WBTV-LP Community Listening Session will be Monday, April 20th 7pm-8:30pm at the VCAM/RETN media center space at 208 Flynn Ave., suite 2-G in Burlington, VT’s South End. Everyone is invited, come drop-in, stay the whole time, tell your friends — we will have snacks!

For more information on this event or the outreach efforts of the station, please contact Joanna Thomas – vivavermont [at] gmail.com or call VCAM at 802-651-9692.

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