Category Archive Blog Roll

WBTV-LP at Summervale!!

The Media Factory rolled the van out to Summervale on August 15th and had a blast!

Melo Grant did a wonderful remote broadcast of the Cultural Bunker, joined on the mic by Engineer Phil from STEAM Lab. This kind of cross pollination between programmers is a beautiful thing to see.

Phil captured great interviews, station IDs, and impressions from a vibrant, engaged group of vendors and guests on a gorgeous Summer evening in Burlington. Stay tuned for a special Voices from Summervale edition of WBTV-LP Presents, coming soon!

Special thanks to Station Manager Jess Wilson and Endless Head Nod programmer Nich Kramer for their help and technical support.

There is only one more Summervale event this season! For information, please visit intervale.org/summervale

The Power of Radio: A Programmer’s Perspective

Working at WBTV-LP as a programmer in the past 6 months has been such a positive experience for me as an artist.

Before I was given my training in the radio studio, I was going through a challenging phase where I felt like the tools I needed for self-expression were out of my reach financially.

I was so surprised and excited to see what the Media Factory was prepared to offer me, in terms of both training and hardware, not to mention a community framework to operate in. But the real surprise was how my radio show helped me discover a new side of myself and my artistic identity.

In the training leading up to being a radio programmer, we were encouraged to think deeply about ourselves and our place in the Burlington – to try to figure out what story we were trying to tell. Just engaging this exercise had lead me down a new chapter in my artistic work, using deejaying and music to explore the nature of oppression and freedom in our own community.

Radio is my voice in a society where repression and marginalization are on the rise.

DJ Wat Tyler, At Daggers Drawn Radio, Thursdays 8pm-10pm

WBTV-LP Programmer Gathering on June 26th!

Please join us for an informal WBTV-LP programmer gathering. Have a snack! Ask questions! Chat with other DJs, podcasters, and lovers of community radio! Read More

Spring into great community radio in May on 99.3 WBTV-LP!

Happy May! Tune in to 99.3 WBTV-LP for great radio, including interviews, music from around the world and our backyard, and unique variety shows made by and for our community. Read on to learn about our upcoming events and some show highlights.
On the Air in May

Wednesdays in May, 11am Green Bubble Tea
May is Asian-American Heritage Month! Isa will share historical facts about Asian-Americans and feature Asian-American artists all month.

05/08 9am The Upside
Gin talks with Margarita Antonio, a leader in the community radio and television community from our sister city of Bilwi, Nicaragua.

05/12 4pm Folk Talk with Rik Palieri
A tribute to Pete Seeger from Rik’s 1999 interview with him from the Library Of Congress Collection.

05/17 5pm The Vault
Children’s songs best left in our childhoods, with guest panelist Jim of The Concert Experience.

Join Us for Grow Your Audience with 99.3 FM WBTV-LP!

If you make a great show, but no one watches or listens, did it happen? Join hosts Morella Devost of Thrive With Morella and Gin Ferrara of The Upside VT in sharing strategies for reaching new audiences, and staying connected with your current listeners. Examples from WBTV-LP programmers will spark your own promotion plans and get you on track to growing your listener base!

Click here for more information and to RSVP!

Recommended Donation: $25

This donation supports our community media programs and is not a requirement for participation. You can bring a cash, check, or credit card donation to the workshop, or make a donation now at https://vermontcam.org/donate